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Xue, Chunxiang; Wu, Xiuzhi; Zhu, Lei; Chu, Heting – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
For decades, library and information science (LIS) education has been producing LIS professionals to serve people in all walks of life. But there are challenges to LIS education as society advances. This study performed quantitative and qualitative content analyses of data collected about LIS education in China and the United States. Four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Science Education, Library Schools, Institutional Mission
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Katušcáková, Marcela; Jasecková, Galina – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
This paper aims to identify the current state of knowledge management (KM) diffusion in LIS schools. In terms of content, we have identified two principal approaches to the perception of KM in the LIS community: an active approach, seeing KM as an opportunity for the LIS community to change; and a passive approach, seeing KM merely as a topic of…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Information Science Education, Library Schools, Curriculum Development
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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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Raszewski, Rebecca; Dwyer, Jamie; Griffin, Tina – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Librarians who pursue a health sciences librarianship career may need an understanding of health informatics for their work with health-care professionals. Health sciences librarianship courses and degrees are available in most American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library and information science (LIS) programs, but health informatics…
Descriptors: Information Science, Library Education, College Curriculum, Health Sciences
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Snow, Karen – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
This paper explores four main areas that will likely have an impact upon the future of information organization education. In particular, information organization education must be prepared for the continued shift from the use of traditional library cataloging standards to more web-compliant, linked-data standards. Also, there will be more…
Descriptors: Information Management, Cataloging, Library Education, Ethics
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Latham, Kiersten F.; Simmons, John E. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
In this article, we assess the state of museum studies, with special attention to programs in the United States. After briefly reviewing the historical trajectory of museum studies, we define this field of study and determine that it should more accurately be called museology. To investigate the most critical issues in current museological…
Descriptors: Museums, Information Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Theory Practice Relationship
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Bernier, Anthony – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
The overarching assessment of youth services rendered by Leslie Edmonds in 1987 remains largely true today: that its most influential force remains not research, or evidence, or constant professional improvement or addressing field-based challenges, but "superstition." Research in youth services pedagogy, likewise, offers a perpetually…
Descriptors: Youth, Library Services, History, Librarians
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Mai, Jens-Erik – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
This paper argues that medium for information access becomes central to library and information science. The author discusses the notion of medium, medium neutrality, and personalization and suggests that the dominating paradigm of providing fast, efficient, and neutral systems and services for retrieving information has sidetracked opportunities…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Information Retrieval, Search Engines, Library Education
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Sutton, Sarah; Miles, Rachel; Konkiel, Stacy – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Altmetrics track the attention paid to scholarship via mentions in social media, the press, and other non-traditional venues. For library and information science (LIS) faculty, altmetrics are also a new and important area for research and teaching. We conducted a survey of LIS faculty teaching in US and Canadian graduate LIS programs accredited by…
Descriptors: Library Education, Information Science Education, College Faculty, Teacher Surveys
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Hackney, S. E.; Handel, Dinah; Hezekiah, Bianca; Hochman, Jessica; Lau, Amy; Sula, Chris Alen – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This paper is based on statistical and qualitative analysis of library and information science (LIS) literature. Our study asks the question of whether, and if so, how, and how often, the discourse generated by scholarly literature in LIS engages discussion about identity in LIS, what topics are covered, and whether the articles engage praxis, or…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Professional Identity, Visualization, Library Science
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Mehra, Bharat; Bishop, Bradley Wade; Partee, Robert P., II. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This article explores a case methodology of action research in Tennessee and investigates how library and information science (LIS) educators can extend their social responsibility to the state's small businesses and rural public libraries. Insights are drawn from a planning grant that was recently awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library…
Descriptors: Rural Development, Economic Development, Action Research, Library Education
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Chancellor, Renate L. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Increasingly, Library and Information Science (LIS) programs are offering study-abroad opportunities for students to have broader global classroom experiences to gain knowledge and exposure and to think beyond the confines of geographic boundaries. While study-abroad courses have long been a part of undergraduate and graduate education in North…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Library Science, Library Education, Information Science
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Shu, Fei – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This study investigated LIS doctoral students' publication in North America since the 1960s and measured the impact of interdisciplinarity such as doctoral advisors' disciplinary background and collaboration network on their publication productivity and quality. After analyzing the LIS doctoral graduates' publications since the 1960s, this study…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Library Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Alemanne, Nicole D.; Mandel, Lauren H. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This paper reports on an investigation into the effectiveness of teaching research methods in library and information science (LIS). A review of the literature revealed that the LIS community is engaged in a continuing debate about the most effective means for teaching research methods courses in master's-level LIS programs. Many LIS master's…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Methods Courses, Information Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Mehra, Bharat; Lemieux, Paul A., III; Burwell, Christie; Hixson, Taylor; Partee, Robert P., II; Stophel, Keri; Wood, Nicole E. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This article focuses on two collaborative projects selected by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee to partner in the US Department of State's Diplomacy Lab program that engages college students and faculty to study foreign policy challenges. The projects allowed information science graduate students to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Foreign Policy, International Studies
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