Assistant Professor of Library Science
Dr. Perry Pangelinan’s employment in the library profession started in 1999 at the Guam Law Library as a library technician. In 2004, he sought an opportunity to advance his career in the Guam Public Library where he was assigned to the “Guam Room” providing reference services to the local and regional communities. After two years, in 2006, Perry moved to the Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC), University of Guam (UOG) where he was employed as a library technician II and the cataloging librarian until early 2017. In this same year, Perry moved to the Island of Saipan where he was employed as the Director of the academic library and Pacific Collection at the Northern Marianas College (NMC). While serving in this capacity, he continued his studies and completed his doctorate in education with an emphasis in higher education. In fall 2018, Perry returned to UOG as a Reference and Instruction Librarian providing research assistance to students, faculty, and to members of the general public. Further, as a Reference Librarian, he teaches information literacy in support of various academic programs at the university. In total, Perry has 23 years' experience in five (5) different library systems.
Dr. Pangelinan has been involved in various projects and research that have had direct relevance to the institution and region. He has tailored his scholarly pursuits to not only contribute to the field of librarianship but also to regional studies. Currently, Perry is working to develop an edited monograph on Pacific Island Librarianship, where librarians in Guam and throughout Oceania can share their challenges and the innovative ways they have addressed community-based questions or developed place-based services. It is his goal for this 16-chapter book to be published in fall 2023.