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Stephens, Michael; Rudiger, Nikki; Faires, Debbie – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
This study offers insights regarding the use of mobile devices by students to help educators in Library and Information Science (LIS) and across disciplines better understand their current and potential use. Using a web survey and descriptive content analysis methods, this article reports student perceptions of the role mobile devices play in LIS…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Handheld Devices, Electronic Learning, Library Education
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Caspe, Margaret; Lopez, M. Elena – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Many librarians work in public libraries to make a difference for children, families, and communities and identify family and community engagement as a cornerstone of their responsibilities. For librarians to be successful they must be afforded strong foundations in family and community engagement that begin early in their preparation. Yet little…
Descriptors: Librarians, Public Libraries, Library Role, Family Involvement
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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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Worthington, Becca – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
Children's librarians are often required to be performers. The purpose of the study reported in this paper was to determine the degree to which the Masters of Library Science (MLS) programs accredited by the American Library Association currently incorporate theatrical and performance-based training. A quantitative content analysis was conducted…
Descriptors: Libraries, Childrens Literature, Library Education, Masters Programs
Stephens, Michael – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
This study investigates the benefits of a community blogging platform for students in an online LIS program. Using a web survey and descriptive content analysis methods, this paper empirically addresses how student blogging communities can be effectively foster connections amongst instructors and students, and enhance perceptions of learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Library Services, Electronic Learning