Joseph Marmol Yap is earning his Ph.D. at the Doctoral School of Literary Studies at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary. He is a professional librarian and holds the 2023 Excellence Award in the field of Librarianship under the Global Filipino Practice and Service category given by the Philippine Federation of Professional Associations. He is a recipient of the 2023 Bonnie Hilditch International Librarian Award bestowed by the Special Libraries Association Sci-Tech and Engineering Communities.
He received the Best Research Award - Graduate/Professional Category given by the National Library of the Philippines in 2022. In Hungary, he is involved in local and national community civic engagements supported by Tempus Public Foundation as one of its mentors for new international students in Budapest under the HÖOK Program. He was the first Philippine student ambassador representing Ph.D. students and candidates in Hungary under the DOSZ Ambassador system.
He has published works in highly cited journals such as Education for Information, Journal of Library Administration, Internet Reference Services Quarterly, Reference Librarian, Journal of Information Literacy, and Library Management.
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