THE UP SLIS ALUMNI: QUO VADIS?

  • Yhna Therese P. Santos School of Library and Information Studies University of the Philippines

Abstract

This paper examined the career paths chosen by the graduates of the UP School of Library and Information Studies. Using an online survey form, 185 graduates from the UP SLIS indicated their current employment information. It was revealed in the survey that the traditional path of librarianship is still the most common type of employment for SLIS graduates. Most of the respondents indicated that they are from academic libraries and special libraries while some of the graduates also mentioned being employed in the archives and records management sector. The multidisciplinary aspect of the degree also manifested through some of the responses which indicated that graduates who decided to pursue a career other than librarianship end up in a variety of industries, such as IT, business, education, law.

Author Biography

Yhna Therese P. Santos, School of Library and Information Studies University of the Philippines
Ms. Santos is an assistant professor and the graduate program coordinator of the University of the Philippines Diliman School of Library and Information Studies. She finished her Bachelor of Library and Information Science and Master of Library and Information Science from the same university. She placed 9th in the 20th Librarian Licensure Examination held in 2011.
Published
2016-08-13
How to Cite
SANTOS, Yhna Therese P.. THE UP SLIS ALUMNI: QUO VADIS?. Journal of Philippine Librarianship, [S.l.], v. 35, p. 52-58, aug. 2016. ISSN 0022-359x. Available at: <http://ovcrd.upd.edu.ph/jpl/article/view/5281>. Date accessed: 21 july 2017.

Keywords

tracer study, University of the Philippines School of Library and Information Studies, employment of LIS graduates