The EASLIS PhD Student Research Seminar was held on the 9th February 2017. It brought together EASLIS Ph.D students, EASLIS and SCIT academic staff members, and the general public. The Principal, Prof. Constant Okello-Obura opened the workshop and notably thanked Prof. Maria Musoke and colleagues for teaming up with the Ph.D students and organizing the seminar. He also encouraged the presenters to brace themselves and embrace the criticism they would receive from their fellow researchers and colleagues.
THE Ph.D student’s research papers were on various topics in reference to the theme: Perspectives on Developments in Library and Information Science. Each presenter was given approximately fifteen (15) minutes to present their research paper before getting feedback from the discussants and other participants. Some of the feedback from participants to the Ph.D students was about encouraging them to do additional research, how to improve their presentations, and how to take ownership and defend their research papers. The criticism and feedback from the discussants was well received and appreciated by the Ph.D student’s especially since some were presenting for the first time.
In closing the seminar, Prof. Maria Musoke, kindly requested that more similar seminar’s be organized and thanked all the presenters and discussants for providing time to attend.