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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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Budd, John M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Education for ethics is a topic that is appearing frequently in journals and conferences, but there is little or no agreement on a theory of ethics education and action. This paper proposes non-naturalistic moral realism as a theoretical framework that can fit disciplinary and professional ethics. Alternatives to this framework are detailed, but…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Theory Practice Relationship, Models, Educational Theories
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Hands, Africa S. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This study aimed to identify factors motivating individuals to earn a doctoral degree in library and information science. Data about doctoral student motivation was collected from first-year students through a survey, semi-structured interviews, and personal admission statements. Findings suggest five motivating factors: research-related…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Motivation, Library Science, Library Education
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Hartel, Jenna; Oh, Christie; Nguyen, Anh Thu – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Students in the Library and Information Science concentration at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, are being taught the Information Horizon Interview (IHI). By learning this technique, students are able to conduct original information behavior research upon a topic or population of their choice. This article provides a succinct…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Experience, Assignments
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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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Singh, Rajesh; Vorbach, James – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
The evolving demand for workforce skills has often been a topic of discussion at various professional library and information science (LIS) conferences and in the academic literature. Although LIS schools tend to highlight the goal of preparing future members of the LIS profession to be effective leaders, a management and leadership curriculum gap…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Library Science, Information Science, Foreign Countries
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Ford, Charlotte; Faires, Debbie; Hirsh, Sandra; Carranza, Nítida – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
This comparative case study evaluated the role of foreign language study within the Library and Information Science (LIS) curriculum of two programs in the United States and Honduras. The purpose of this research was to understand the significance and usefulness of language courses from the perspective of the students enrolled. Students who had…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Library Science, Information Science, Curriculum
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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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Tveit, Åse Kristine – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
A study of PhD dissertations in library and information science (LIS) was carried out to investigate which research topics have been of interest in Nordic LIS institutions. Seventy-nine doctoral dissertations from 2005 to 2014, published by 13 different research institutions, were retrieved from the institutions' archives and from library…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Information Science, Library Science, Hypothesis Testing
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Luo, Lili – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
A small number of LIS degree programs have adopted a diversified approach to research methods education, including offering an array of specialized research methods courses in addition to a general introductory course. The current study conducted an in-depth investigation of the diversified research methods curriculum of the LIS program at San…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Research Methodology, Higher Education
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