Randolf Mariano

Library & Information Studies (LIS) 

Researcher | Diplomat | Advocate


Randolf Mariano is an Academic & Research Librarian at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences and a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Language and Culture, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, specializing in Library, Media, and Documentation Science. He served as a UiT Visiting Research Fellow at the Pennsylvania State University, USA, and European Union Erasmus+ Fellow at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. He is part of the LAMCOM – Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LAMs) in the Community research center group at UiT, where he focuses on exploring the role of cultural, knowledge, and innovation diplomacy in relation to LAMs’ learning environments. His work aims to enhance LAMs' educational, economic, and social opportunities to reach out to both local and global publics. His research interests encompass international librarianship, global perspectives, and the evolving concepts within library and information science (LIS). He obtained his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in library and information science from the University of the Philippines and has garnered extensive experience working as a Research Librarian and Public Engagement Strategist with the US Department of State, Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Philippine Social Science Research Council.