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Alex H. Poole; Ashley Todd-Diaz – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2024
This exploratory mixed-methods case study poses the following research question: How do adjunct instructors fit into the larger ecology of graduate archival education? We draw upon semi-structured interviews with 33 full-time, tenure-track faculty members from North American graduate archival programs to discern how adjunct instructors are…
Descriptors: Archives, Graduate School Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Ren, Xiaoai; Alemanne, Nicole D.; Colson, Lenese M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
According to the American Library Association (ALA), organizational sustainability requires social equity, and serving diverse populations is mandated in the ALA Library Bill of Rights and its Policy Manual on Diversity. Preparation to serve diverse and marginalized populations is a key ingredient in creating the type of resilient leaders needed…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Masters Degrees, Masters Programs
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Poole, Alex H.; Agosto, Denise; Lin, Xia; Yan, Erjia – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
This article argues for the usefulness of experiential learning as a vehicle for democratic civic engagement in North American library and information science programs. First, we explore the literature on service learning, traditionally the primary type of experiential learning in LIS. We define and provide historical context and scrutinize…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science Education, Service Learning, Experiential Learning
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Raju, Jaya – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
Technological innovations have led to an increase in demand for information technology (IT) skills in contemporary library and information agencies. This in turn has created an increased need for pedagogical skills on the part of library and information science (LIS) professionals for them to empower users with knowledge and skills to navigate a…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Technological Literacy, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
Shu, Fei; Larivière, Vincent; Mongeon, Philippe; Julien, Charles-Antoine; Piper, Andrew – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
Since the 1960s, many scholars have questioned the relationship between library science and information science. This paper investigates LIS doctoral dissertations in terms of their topics and interdisciplinarity in the period 1960-2013. Results show that LIS is an interdisciplinary field in which library science and information science are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Dissertations, Information Science Education, Educational Change
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
Kim, Jeonghyun – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
As data has become critical to our everyday lives, a growing concern with the skills gap required to exploit the data surfeit has arisen; library and information science practitioners and educators have recognized this concern. This paper is intended to identify current trends in library and information science education in response to the rising…
Descriptors: Information Science, Library Science, Academic Libraries, Research Skills
Maceli, Monica – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
This research study explores technology-related course offerings in ALA-accredited library and information science (LIS) graduate programs in North America. These data are juxtaposed against a text analysis of several thousand LIS-specific technology job listings from the Code4lib jobs website. Starting in 2003, as a popular library technology…
Descriptors: Information Technology, College Curriculum, Library Education, Graduate Study
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Groen, Frances; Xiong, Dizhi – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1994
Compares two distinct approaches to education for medical librarianship--those of the People's Republic of China and of North America. Topics discussed include formal degree programs; certification; the relationship between educators and practitioners; the changing needs of medical librarians regarding continuing education; lifelong learning; and…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Certification, Comparative Analysis, Degree Requirements