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Burns, Elizabeth A.; Dawkins, April M. – School Library Research, 2021
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) recently released standards to guide the practice of school librarians. The "National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries" (2018) were put forward as a single text with integrated frameworks. One year later, the "ALA/AASL/CAEP School…
Descriptors: Librarians, School Libraries, Library Education, National Standards
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Ball, Tanya; Lar-Son, Kayla – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released the "94 Calls to Action," which asked educational and memory institutions to address their relationship with the Indigenous Peoples in what is now known as Canada. One of many steps toward repairing past injustice and moving toward reconciliation was the creation of a…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Library Education, Graduate Study
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DiScala, Jeffrey; Burns, Elizabeth A.; Kimmel, Sue C. – School Library Research, 2020
This article is an exploratory study of graduate-level instruction on research designs and methods for pre-service school librarians (PSSLs). Using a focus group of one cohort of PSSLs, we examine students' perceptions of understanding research methods, course content and delivery, and self-reported application of new knowledge from a sequence of…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Education, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Malik, Amara; Ameen, Kanwal – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
This paper examines the issue of quality assurance (QA) in library and information science (LIS) education in Pakistan. It identifies the practices of quality assessment prevalent in Pakistani LIS schools and examines the perceptions of faculty members concerning the accreditation of LIS programs. A questionnaire sent to heads of departments and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Library Education, Information Science Education
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Dawkins, April; Gangwish, Kim; Harlan, Mary Ann – Knowledge Quest, 2020
This article details how reading and literacy fit into the "2019 ALA/AASL/CAEP School Librarian Preparation Standards." It outlines the differences between the 2010 and 2019 standards and discusses how other standards influenced the development of the school librarian preparation standards.
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Library Education, Reading
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Cooke, Nicole A. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2020
The opportunity to expand pedagogy is an especially good thing for library educators, particularly when library professionals do not have formal training as teachers and instructors. We have a responsibility to ourselves and our students to grow intellectually and share growth and new knowledge with others. We should be promoting and practicing…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Reflection, Social Justice, Diversity
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Leung, Sofia Y.; López-McKnight, Jorge R. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2020
"Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods" dangerously lacked a centering, and critique, of white supremacy, as a structure of domination; we see the continuation of that active avoidance, or a progress approach through liberal or multicultural frameworks that do not precisely identify roots of racialized oppression, in…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Whites, Racial Bias
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Tella, Adeyinka; Bode-Obanla, Olatubosun; Sulyman Age, Abdulkareem – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2020
This study examined the perspective of university of Ilorin Library and Information Science Undergraduate Students on Information Needs and Seeking Behavior through YouTube. Total enumeration method was used to involve all the available students in the department. Questionnaire developed by the researcher complemented with a focused group…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Information Needs, Information Seeking, Video Technology
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Singh, Rajesh; Widén, Gunilla – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
Movies appeal to people globally and can be used as a very valuable intellectual exercise in understanding diverse workplace settings, stimulating curiosity toward other cultures, and learning the nuances of leading and managing in a global information context. This study demonstrates how a learning experience involving movies can be utilized in…
Descriptors: Films, Leadership Training, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
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Choi, Youngok – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
This article describes the development of a curriculum specialization, Cultural Heritage Information Management (CHIM), at a library and information science (LIS) graduate program. It was designed to address market needs, created by the convergence of practice in libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) of emerging practices in managing unique…
Descriptors: Specialization, Competency Based Education, Library Education, Graduate Study
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Elkins, Aaron, J.; Hollister, Jonathan M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
Gaming provides a number of social and educational benefits, and while games are present to an extent in American libraries, content related to supporting games and gaming in libraries is largely lacking in library programs in the United States. The researchers used a survey to determine factors that affected LIS educators' inclinations to include…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Library Education, Curriculum Evaluation, College Faculty
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Norlander, Rebecca Joy; Barchas-Lichtenstein, Jena; Fraser, John; Fournier, Mary Davis; Voiklis, John; Danter, Elizabeth – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
This paper presents a study of the specific disciplinary competencies required of library programming professionals and the training pathways where they develop those skills. Most existing competency frameworks focus on general library service or audience, rather than the specializations required for public programming. Reflecting the emerging…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Library Education, Job Skills, Library Services
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Pionke, J. J. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
This study explored library graduate student perceptions of their readiness for and comfort levels in doing activities related to accessibility and disability. The study also aimed to determine the training needs of library graduate students. A survey with both quantitative and qualitative questions was developed, snowball sampling was used, and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Accessibility (for Disabled), Graduate Students, Library Education
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Moen, Mary H.; Mandel, Lauren H.; Karno, Valerie – Education for Information, 2020
As the nature of public library services expands and transforms, continuing education (CE) for both degreed and non-degreed library staff is critical. An ongoing challenge for the LIS community is to identify the key areas in which to increase professional knowledge and skills. The purpose of this study was to identify what working library staff…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Staff Development, Minimum Competencies, Delivery Systems
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Bartlett, Joan C.; Dalkir, Kimiz – Education for Information, 2020
This paper describes the 20-year evolution of an information studies program from one primarily focused on librarianship, to one that now encompasses a range of interdisciplinary topics including knowledge management, user-experience design, data science, and bioinformatics, among others. The program revisions, course development, and faculty…
Descriptors: Educational History, Library Education, Information Science Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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