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Randolf Mariano

PhD Fellow in Media and Documentation Science (Libraries, Archives, Museums LAMs Studies)

Job description

I am a Ph.D. candidate  at the Department of Language and Culture under Media and Documentation Science Research Unit at UiT The Arctic University of Norway advised by Prof. Andreas Vårheim. As a member of the research group "LAMCOM - Libraries, Archives, and Museums in the Community", I am focused on studying the essential role of cultural and innovation diplomacy towards LAMs' learning environments in providing educational, economic, and social opportunities to the civic public.

Prior to starting my Ph.D. At UiT, I worked as a Digital Engagement Librarian at various public diplomacy and cultural centers located in diplomatic missions and embassies in the Philippines including the US Department of State and Republic of Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I studied both my Bachelor's and Master's degree in Library and Information Science at the University of the Philippines. 

  • Mariano, Randolf; Vårheim, Andreas. Libraries, museums and cultural centers in foreign policy and cultural diplomacy:a scoping review. Journal of Documentation 2021. ISSN 0022-0418.s doi: 10.1108/JD-05-2021-0103.
  • Mariano, Randolf. The Nexus between Hallyu and Library Usage in the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines. Trends in Overseas Korean Studies Libraries 2013 (9). ISSN 2092-6073.s 123 - 156.
  • Mariano, Randolf. Theorizing Library Diplomacy in the international relations and library and information studies context. New Librarianship Symposia 2021-11-11 - 2021-11-11 2021.
  • Mariano, Randolf; Vårheim, Andreas. Mapping the research on libraries, museums, and cultural centers in foreign policy and cultural diplomacy: a scoping review. Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2021 (Online) 2021-04-19 - 2021-04-22 2021.
  • Mariano, Randolf. The Library Diplomacy Initiative: the role of foreign cultural centers in bridging culture and innovation. IFLA Webinar on Projects in the Libraries - Ideas, Innovations, Initiatives 2021-05-26 - 2021-05-27 2021.
  • Vårheim, Andreas; Mariano, Randolf. Vulnerable communities, community resilience and social capital: challenges and opportunities for ASEAN public libraries. 1ST ASEAN VIRTUAL REGIONAL CONFERENCE OF PUBLIC LIBRARIANS (1ST ASEAN VRCPL) 2021-08-23 - 2021-08-25 2021.
  • Mariano, Randolf. Let's make: it happen!: developing a makerspace program guide for community librarians, educators and the youth in the National library of the Philippines. (data) 2018.
  • Mariano, Randolf; Labangon, Donna Lyn. Full STEAM Ahead: Empowering and Catalyzing Creative Thinking and Social Entrepreneurial Skills of the community through Library Makerspace. IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies 2018-08-20 - 2018-09-01 2018.
  • Mariano, Randolf. From BOOKs to MOOCs: The Integration of Open Educational Resources to Library Services in American Spaces in East Asia and the Pacific Region. IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH – Connections. Collaboration. Community. 2016-08-09 - 2016-08-19 2016.
  • Mariano, Randolf. Social Media Presence Theory and Implications for Interactive Collaboration Learning in Massive Open Online Course at the American Spaces - Thomas Jefferson Information Center. International Conference on Open and Distance e-Learning 2014-06-10 - 2014-06-13 2014.
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    Research interests

    • Library Diplomacy
    • Public Diplomacy and Cultural Relations
    • Libraries, Archives, Museums (LAM) advocacy
    • LAM Emerging Technologies



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