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Helkenberg, Davin; Schoenberger, Nicole; Kooy, S. A. Vander; Pemberton, Amanda; Ali, Karim; Bartlett, Sarah; Clair, Jillian; Crombleholme, Sydney; Dee, Alison; DePierro, Kristy; Greenwood, Timothy; Lobzun, Meagan; Petersen, Cassandra; Saunders, Sabrina Redwing; Tarzi, Mary; Ward, Kristyn; Zip, Stacey – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This paper was produced as a collaborative project by a Progressive Librarianship class at an ALA-accredited Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program located in Canada. Recent research in LIS has identified a need for issues of social justice to be discussed more prominently in LIS education. From a uniquely student perspective,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Information Science Education, Library Science
Maceli, Monica – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
This research study explores technology-related course offerings in ALA-accredited library and information science (LIS) graduate programs in North America. These data are juxtaposed against a text analysis of several thousand LIS-specific technology job listings from the Code4lib jobs website. Starting in 2003, as a popular library technology…
Descriptors: Information Technology, College Curriculum, Library Education, Graduate Study
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de Freitas, Sara – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
The literature around the use, efficacy and design of educational games and game-based learning approaches has been building up gradually and in phases, across different disciplines and in an ad hoc way. This has been problematic in a number of ways and resulted in fragmented literature and inconsistent referencing patterns between different…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Program Effectiveness, Grounded Theory
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Sun, Haibin; Liu, Tingting – International Education Studies, 2009
In the paper, we focus on the information literacy of science teachers in China. Information literacy encompasses knowledge of one's information concerns and needs, and the ability to identify, locate, evaluate, organize and effectively create, use and communicate information. Science teachers should have information literacy which is a basic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Information Literacy, Science Instruction
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Tomic, Taeda – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2010
Introduction: Philosophical analyses of theoretical principles underlying these sub-domains reveal philosophy of information as underlying meta-theory of information science. Method: Conceptual research on the knowledge sub-domains in information science and philosophy and analysis of their mutual connection. Analysis: Similarities between…
Descriptors: Information Science, Philosophy, Theories, Information Retrieval
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Freeburg, Darin – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This article outlines the Knowledge Lens--a way of seeing more clearly the opportunities for knowledge creation within organizations and society. It is proposed as a model for schools of Library and Information Science (LIS) to follow when considering curriculum changes. Instead of producing two sets of graduates--those in information and those in…
Descriptors: Information Scientists, Library Science, Information Science Education, Knowledge Management
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Saunders, Laura – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
A master's degree from an ALA-accredited institution can prepare graduates for a wide range of job functions and career paths, but the variety of jobs raises some questions about how LIS programs are meeting the wide range and evolving needs of employers in order to best prepare students for professional positions. What knowledge, skills, and…
Descriptors: Library Education, Minimum Competencies, Job Skills, Librarians
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Belter, Christopher W.; Kaske, Neal K. – College & Research Libraries, 2016
Although cited reference studies are common in the library and information science literature, they are rarely performed in nonacademic institutions or in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences. In this paper, we analyze more than 400,000 cited references made by authors affiliated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration between…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Periodicals, Libraries, Statistics
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Bussmann, Jeffra Diane; Plovnick, Caitlin E. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2013
In 2008, University of California, Irvine (UCI) Libraries launched their first Find Science Information online tutorial. It was an innovative web-based tool, containing not only informative content but also interactive activities, embedded hyperlinked resources, and reflective quizzes, all designed primarily to educate undergraduate science…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Tutorial Programs, Scientific and Technical Information, Science Education
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Farrell, Bridget; Alabi, Jaena; Whaley, Pambanisha; Jenda, Claudine – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
The majority of articles on mentoring in the library and information science field address career development by emphasizing the orientation process for new librarians and building the requisite skills for a specific job. Few articles deal with the psychological and social challenges that many early-career and minority librarians face, which can…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Mentors, Librarians, Library Science
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Altman, Susan – Knowledge Quest, 2017
In this article, Susan Altman shares her experience of working as a library assistant at Forest Heights Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, while taking classes in the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Program at the nearby University of South Carolina. She discusses getting acquainted with the students, faculty and…
Descriptors: School Libraries, School Personnel, Elementary Schools, Library Education
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Acharya, Kamal Prasad – Research in Pedagogy, 2017
This study examines the investigation of the information processing behaviours of secondary level science teachers. It is based on the data collected from 50 secondary level school science teachers working in Kathmandy valley. The simple random sampling and the Cognitive Style Inventory have been used respectively as the technique and tool to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Cognitive Style
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Gamtso, Carolyn White; Halpin, Patricia A. – Public Services Quarterly, 2018
An instruction librarian and a biology professor at a small, urban commuter college campus worked together to provide research instruction to non-science majors in selected hybrid and online biological sciences classes. They collaboratively designed in-class and online learning tools, as well as homework assignments aimed at developing non-science…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Nonmajors, College Science, Biology
Kim, Jeonghyun – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
As data has become critical to our everyday lives, a growing concern with the skills gap required to exploit the data surfeit has arisen; library and information science practitioners and educators have recognized this concern. This paper is intended to identify current trends in library and information science education in response to the rising…
Descriptors: Information Science, Library Science, Academic Libraries, Research Skills
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Pinto, Maria; Pascual, Rosaura Fernandez – College & Research Libraries, 2016
Understanding perceptions of Library and Information Science (LIS) students on two dimensions--belief in the importance (BIM) of a set of core information competencies, and Self-Efficacy (SE)--is pursued. Factor analysis implementation raises a clear distinction between BIM and SE results. This analysis points to two sets of competencies:…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Library Science, Library Education
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