About Me

I am a PhD candidate at McGill School of Information Studies. My scholarly work is primarily focused on ensuring equity of access to knowledge through opening access to research outputs. Using mixed-methods research design, my PhD thesis explores open access scholarly communication practices of researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines in Canada. 

Through my research, advocacy, and involvement in open scholarship, I have won several awards. These include the prestigious Coalition Publica PhD scholarship 2021, Society for Scholarly publishing (SSP), FORCE11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI) and Canadian Association for Research Libraries (CARL) in 2019. Just recently, I won the prestigious Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) doctoral scholarship for 2022-2023.

My service and contribution to the field of information science as the immediate past Chair of McGill Student Chapter of Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) earned me the prestigious New Leader award in 2021. I currently serve as a peer-reviewer for Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) an open access journal published by the University of Alberta library.

When I’m not working, I spend time bowling, playing pool and tennis, bicycling and working out. I enjoy volunteering, mentoring, traveling, and meeting new people.

Philips Ayeni. PHD candidate at MCGill School of Information Studies

About Me

About Me

I am a PhD candidate at McGill School of Information Studies. Using mixed-methods research design, my PhD thesis explores open access scholarly communication practices of researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines in Canada. My research is situated within the intersection of policy, social justice, and equity on issues relating to scholarly communication, open access, knowledge mobilization and utilization. I employ interdisciplinary theories, approach, and methodologies to answer my research questions. One of the motivations for my research is ensuring equitable access to research outputs. This is because open access publishing of research outputs is a veritable means of achieving global equity of access to knowledge.

Through my research, advocacy, and involvement in open scholarship, I have won several awards. These include the prestigious Coalition Publica PhD scholarship 2021, Society for Scholarly publishing (SSP), FORCE11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI) and Canadian Association for Research Libraries (CARL) in 2019. Just recently, I won the prestigious Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) doctoral scholarship for 2022-2023.

My service and contribution to the field of information science as the immediate past Chair of McGill Student Chapter of Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) earned me the prestigious New Leader award in 2021. I currently serve as a peer-reviewer for Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) an open access journal published by the University of Alberta library.

When I’m not working, I spend time bowling, playing pool and tennis, bicycling and working out. I enjoy volunteering, mentoring, traveling, and meeting new people

Philips Ayeni. PHD candidate at MCGill School of Information Studies

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy – 2023 (Expected)
    School of Information Studies McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada 
  • Master of Library and Information Studies – 2015
    Department of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science (First Class Honors) – 2012
    Department of Library, Archival and Information Science, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ogun State Nigeria
PHILIPS AYENI - Research positions

RESEARCH POSITIONS

School of Information Studies, McGill University 1. Research Assistant, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion research project (July 2022 – Present) Working

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PHILIPS AYENI - Publications

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles (Peer-reviewed) Ayeni, P. O., Agbaje, B. O., & Tippler, M. (2021). A systematic review of library services provision

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Teaching - Philips Ayeni

TEACHING

School of Information Studies, McGill University 1. Course Lecturer, GLIS 690 – Information Policy (September – December 2021) Redeveloped contents

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GRANTS AND AWARDS

Awards and Scholarships First-Place award winner, 2022 ALISE/Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. ($200

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