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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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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
Bishop, Bradley Wade; Grubesic, Tony H.; Parrish, Theresa – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
In higher education's environment of accountability, the development and assessment of student learning outcomes (SLOs) are driven by both external stakeholder requirements for accreditation and internal institutional pressures to demonstrate student learning as the core function of universities and colleges. This paper presents a framework to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Student Evaluation, Outcomes of Education