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ERIC Number: EJ1074289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0748-5786
Mapping the Infoscape of LIS Courses for Intersections of Health-Gender and Health-Sexual Orientation Topics
Mehra, Bharat; Tidwell, William Travis
Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, v55 n3 p191-211 Sum 2014
The article explores the information landscape (i.e., infoscape) of library and information science (LIS) courses for intersections of health-gender and health-sexual orientation topics, concerns, and issues. This research was considered important because health information support services essential in today's society must include marginalized gender and sexual orientation-related content that is deemed taboo in an all-pervasive patriarchal and heterosexist culture. Research methods involved a content analysis of bibliographic course descriptions available on the homepages of graduate programs in Canada and the United States that are accredited by the American Library Association. Syllabi for LIS courses on health information support services, gender, and sexual orientation were also studied. Findings map the existing infoscape surrounding the teaching of health information support services in LIS and identify future directions for inclusion of gender and sexual orientation topics in the LIS curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States
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