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Wesley, Threasa L. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Many individuals working in library and information organizations do not hold a master of library science (MLS) degree or other specialized library science credential. Recognizing that this professional gap could be addressed by diversified educational opportunities, the W. Frank Steely Library at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Bachelors Degrees, Academic Libraries, Professional Development
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Chang, Yu-Wei – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This study investigated and compared the proportions and trends of coauthored articles by practitioners in the three fields of computer science, library science, and management. The primary practitioners writing articles in these three fields were engineers, librarians, and consultants, respectively. Practitioner authors were scarce, however, in…
Descriptors: Computer Science, Library Science, Administration, Periodicals
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Doty, Chris; Majors, Kristan – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
This study uses qualitative and quantitative data to identify science library trends at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions. Our recent count found 69% of all ARL academic institutions have at least one science library. Comparing our data to a 2010 study of American ARL institutions, the number of science libraries at…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Foreign Countries
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Wei, Mingkun; Chumg, Hao-Fan; Li, Danyang; Li, Xinlai – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
The evolution of information science education in China has changed over time. This paper studies library and information science education from the perspective of bibliometrics. Following a literature review, this research discusses the stages of library and information science education in China and concludes that China has increasingly paid…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Education, Information Science Education, Bibliometrics
Shu, Fei; Larivière, Vincent; Mongeon, Philippe; Julien, Charles-Antoine; Piper, Andrew – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
Since the 1960s, many scholars have questioned the relationship between library science and information science. This paper investigates LIS doctoral dissertations in terms of their topics and interdisciplinarity in the period 1960-2013. Results show that LIS is an interdisciplinary field in which library science and information science are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Dissertations, Information Science Education, Educational Change
Becnel, Kim; Moeller, Robin A.; Pope, Jon C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
While experiential learning is recognized as an important pedagogical approach in Library and Information Science education, logistical hurdles can make implementing meaningful experiential projects challenging, especially in online courses. This paper will describe a project in which Library Science instructors were able to overcome common…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Masters Programs, Library Science, Undergraduate Study
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Galbraith, Quinn; Smart, Elizabeth; Smith, Sara D.; Reed, Megan – College & Research Libraries, 2014
This study analyzes the status and background of authors publishing in high-impact library science journals. Twenty-three high-impact journals were selected in this study by both quantitative and qualitative measures, while the analysis of author background focuses on whether the author holds a faculty status position with a tenure track. This…
Descriptors: Library Science, Periodicals, Authors, Publishing Industry
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Lamb, Annette – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
Information workers are not born information fluent. Like other students, incoming library science students enter graduate programs with a broad range of information and technology skills. The aim of this study was to determine if systematically designed online tutorials would be effective in preparing university students with information literacy…
Descriptors: Librarians, Information Literacy, Library Science, Needs Assessment
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Clausen, Beth; Ghafoori, Hamayoun; Azad, Rania – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
The article written by three librarians who work in the Middle East, recount their experiences as library managers at academic institutions in Qatar, Afghanistan, and Iraq. While trying to provide services to the students and faculty of their academic institutions, they must also contend with security risks, such as kidnappings and bombings. They…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarian Attitudes, Library Administration, Library Services
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Chellappandi, P.; Vijayakumar, C. S. – Shanlax International Journal of Education, 2018
This Article discusses the features and the use of Metrics such as Bibliometrics, Scientometrics, Webometrics, Informetrics and Altmetrics in the field of Library and Information Science Research at present.
Descriptors: Bibliometrics, Library Science, Information Science, Library Research
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Henley, William – Knowledge Quest, 2017
William Henley shares how his first-day experience as a new English teacher influenced him to do everything in his power as a graduate student to mitigate the same first-day terror as a school librarian. He knew he had to get as much practical experience with school libraries as possible. These experiences added layers of invaluable context to…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Science, School Libraries, Experience
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Fullington, Lee Ann; Torres, Alexandra – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Though library science internships for undergraduates are not as well documented as those for MLIS students, internships for undergraduates can be impactful for both the intern and the library. Undergraduate students have firsthand, immersive experience with their major curriculum, and this expertise can benefit science librarians making…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Education, Majors (Students), Student Research
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Dotson, Kaye B.; Dotson-Blake, Kylie P. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2015
In today's technological world, school librarians planning to be leaders should be ready to keep up with advances in standards significant to the profession. The professional standards, specifically American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Standards and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Coaches offer…
Descriptors: Library Science, Internship Programs, Standards, School Libraries
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Wentao, Chen; Jinyu, Zhang; Zhonggen, Yu – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2016
English for Library Science is an essential course for students to command comprehensive scope of library knowledge. This study aims to compare the learning outcomes, gender differences and affective factors in the environments of blended and traditional learning. Around one thousand participants from one university were randomly selected to…
Descriptors: Library Science, Affective Objectives, Blended Learning, Outcomes of Education
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Dallis, Diane – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This article explores and examines the state of library services through interviewing a small group of directors, associate deans, and associate university librarians of public services and identifying common themes and insightful views on this area of librarianship. The participants respond to the same set of questions that cover topics including…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Library Services, Library Administration, Administrator Attitudes
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