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Ndumu, Ana; Villagran, Michele A. L.; Sandoval-Sall, Vilma; Grunberg, Kirsten; Tadena, Laura; Santillan, Roman; Bromir, N. Yasmin – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
Immigrants are essential library constituents. This article presents the outcomes of a pilot, self-paced mini-course to introduce US immigrants to the library and information science (LIS) field. Data from student assessment and focus groups suggest that, with curricular and design improvements, the mini-course can help recruit skilled or degreed…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Library Science, Information Science, Program Effectiveness
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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
Irvin, Vanessa – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
This article is an exploration of ways in which LIS educators can consider culture, heritage, and identity as a framework for becoming participatory agents of their teaching practices in the LIS classroom. To support this framework, this discussion introduces the research methodology, practitioner inquiry, as a meaningful approach to studying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Science, Information Science, Teaching Methods