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Gray, LaVerne; Mehra, Bharat – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
This article presents a critique of systemic library and information science (LIS) education and its hegemonic "White-IST" (White + elitist) discourse prevalent across the conceptualization and implementation of doctoral programs in the United States. The text illuminates the structural aspects of the doctoral experience embedded in (yet…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Whites, Minority Group Students, Library Science
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Mehra, Bharat – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
The article discusses an instructor's critical pedagogies and reflective practices in three graduate library and information science (LIS)-related courses on topics of social justice and inclusion advocacy, diversity leadership in information organizations, and community-engaged scholarship that were taught at the University of Alabama since…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Information Science Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Innovation
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Mehra, Bharat – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Traditionally, American library and information science (LIS) education and librarianship have been predominantly white and female-oriented professions. As an international gay male person of color (originally from India) in its ranks, I have embraced social justice scholarship outside and within our bastion institutions of higher learning during…
Descriptors: Library Science, College Faculty, Males, Minority Group Teachers
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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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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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Mehra, Bharat; Tidwell, William Travis – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
The article explores the information landscape (i.e., infoscape) of library and information science (LIS) courses for intersections of health-gender and health-sexual orientation topics, concerns, and issues. This research was considered important because health information support services essential in today's society must include marginalized…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Health, Sexual Orientation