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Mark Aaron Polger – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2024
This qualitative study examines how academic librarians understand, conceptualize, and describe their teacher identity. The role of the academic librarian has greatly changed due to the advent of information technology. Traditionally, they were generalists, who were responsible for selecting and maintaining library collections. Academic librarian…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, Courses, Librarians
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Keren Dali; Deborah Charbonneau – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2024
This article presents the Holistic Empowering Methodological Approach (HEMA), which is philosophically informed by the concept of diversity by design; epistemologically and methodologically guided by hermeneutic phenomenology; and supported by the method of qualitative survey combined with the Single Question Aimed at Inducing Narrative (SQUIN)…
Descriptors: Library Science, Doctoral Programs, Information Science Education, Doctoral Students
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Singh, Rajesh; Widén, Gunilla – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
This article addresses a framework for conceptualizing the preparation of leaders for the library and information science (LIS) profession. The framework has three components: curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment (CPA). Moreover, this framework is mirrored in examples from two LIS programs (one in Finland and one in the United States) and…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Information Science, Library Science, Curriculum
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Garwood, Deborah A.; Poole, Alex H. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
Health literacy supports individuals', families', and communities' health-care decisions. As mediators between health information seekers and medical literature, librarians are essential purveyors of health literacy. Users' trust in libraries as sources of reliable and current health information presupposes the appropriate training of librarians;…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science Education, Health, Literacy
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Hider, Philip; Kennan, Mary Anne – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
This article explores two considerations in the push toward joint "LAM" (Library, Archive, and Museum) programs of education and research: the organizational proximity of departments and schools of library and information studies (LIS) and museum studies (MS); and the degree to which individual scholars of LIS and MS share publishing…
Descriptors: Libraries, Museums, Library Education, College Programs
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Gibbons, Leisa; White, Hollie – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
As Library and Information Science (LIS) educators, we teach our students about the changing and evolving role of the information professional in the twenty-first century. For many educators around the world, accreditation of LIS programs also shapes and legitimizes curriculum. This comparative study of the United States, Canada, Australia, and…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Library Education, Foreign Countries, Models
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Xue, Chunxiang; Wu, Xiuzhi; Zhu, Lei; Chu, Heting – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
For decades, library and information science (LIS) education has been producing LIS professionals to serve people in all walks of life. But there are challenges to LIS education as society advances. This study performed quantitative and qualitative content analyses of data collected about LIS education in China and the United States. Four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Science Education, Library Schools, Institutional Mission
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Katušcáková, Marcela; Jasecková, Galina – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
This paper aims to identify the current state of knowledge management (KM) diffusion in LIS schools. In terms of content, we have identified two principal approaches to the perception of KM in the LIS community: an active approach, seeing KM as an opportunity for the LIS community to change; and a passive approach, seeing KM merely as a topic of…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Information Science Education, Library Schools, Curriculum Development
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Sutton, Sarah; Miles, Rachel; Konkiel, Stacy – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Altmetrics track the attention paid to scholarship via mentions in social media, the press, and other non-traditional venues. For library and information science (LIS) faculty, altmetrics are also a new and important area for research and teaching. We conducted a survey of LIS faculty teaching in US and Canadian graduate LIS programs accredited by…
Descriptors: Library Education, Information Science Education, College Faculty, Teacher Surveys
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Hands, Africa S. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This study aimed to identify factors motivating individuals to earn a doctoral degree in library and information science. Data about doctoral student motivation was collected from first-year students through a survey, semi-structured interviews, and personal admission statements. Findings suggest five motivating factors: research-related…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Motivation, Library Science, Library Education
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Singh, Rajesh; Vorbach, James – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
The evolving demand for workforce skills has often been a topic of discussion at various professional library and information science (LIS) conferences and in the academic literature. Although LIS schools tend to highlight the goal of preparing future members of the LIS profession to be effective leaders, a management and leadership curriculum gap…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Library Science, Information Science, Foreign Countries
Oguz, Fatih; Chu, Clara M.; Chow, Anthony S. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
This paper presents a large scale study of online MLIS students (n = 910), who completed at least one online course and were enrolled in 36 of the 58 ALA-accredited MLIS programs in Canada and the United States. The results indicate that the typical student is female, White, lives in an urban setting, and is in her mid-30s. Online students were…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Library Science, Library Education, Masters Programs
Saunders, Laura; Kurbanoglu, Serap; Boustany, Joumana; Dogan, Guleda; Becker, Peter; Blumer, Eliane; Chowdhury, Sudatta; Dobreva, Milena; Gendina, Natalia; Grgic, Ivana Hebrang; Haddow, Gaby; Koltay, Tibor; Kortelainen, Terttu; Krakowska, Monika; Majid, Shaheen; Mezhova, Marina; Repanovici, Angela; Rudžioniene, Jurgita; Schneider, Rene; Terra, Ana Lucia; Todorova, Tania Y. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
Librarians are expected to be expert searchers, and developing information literacy skills to navigate the vast world of information is a focus of most library and information science (LIS) programs. It is important to understand the information literacy and behaviors of LIS students to see if they are employing the skills they will need to assist…
Descriptors: Library Education, Information Literacy, Student Behavior, Student Surveys
Martens, Marianne – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
According to Stearns (2009), culture shapes childhood. The way a society defines culture shapes: (a) how childhood is constructed; (b) the production of literary products and services for young people; and (c) training for library professionals. In 21st century America, children are viewed as a vulnerable population in need of protection, as…
Descriptors: Child Development, Childrens Literature, Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences
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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
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