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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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Amy VanScoy; Heidi Julien; Alison Harding – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2024
This article reports on the third phase of a project studying the integration of information behavior theories and concepts into professional education for reference and information service (RIS). It also provides a synthesis of the results of all studies in the project, including a syllabus study, an interview study, and the survey. Results of…
Descriptors: Reference Services, Information Services, Library Science, Library Education
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Lund, Brady; Wang, Ting; Widdersheim, Michael; Fay, Brendan – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
This study compares the perspectives of academic library administrators, library school educators, and academic librarians with respect to academic instructional librarianship. A nine-item questionnaire was administered to 14 educators, 10 library administrators, and 13 instructional librarians. The survey included items related to important…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Education, Academic Libraries, Library Schools
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Hashemian, Mohammadreza; Zare-Farashbandi, Firoozeh; Rahimi, Alireza; Yamani, Nikoo; Adibi, Peyman – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
This study aims to identify the most important barriers in medical library and information sciences (medical LIS) education in Iran and to present suitable solutions to remove these barriers. In this qualitative study, data were gathered from semi-structured interviews with 18 medical LIS PhD students and then analyzed using a qualitative content…
Descriptors: Medical Libraries, Information Science Education, Barriers, Access to Education
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Ely, Eric – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
In a political climate in which intellectual freedom and Critical Race Theory (CRT), among other concepts, are under attack, courses with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) content are especially relevant. Examining Library and Information Studies (LIS) curriculum within the United States, scholars have repeatedly found DEI content, despite…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Competence, Academic Libraries, Critical Race Theory
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VanScoy, Amy; Julien, Heidi; Harding, Alison – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
The practice of reference and information service (RIS) should be based on an understanding of how users seek information to fill information needs and of what they do with that information once they have found it. RIS professional education, therefore, should provide students with a strong grounding in information behavior. This study explores if…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Library Services, Library Education, Graduate Study
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Saunders, Laura; Bajjaly, Stephen – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
Soft skills, or intra- and interpersonal skills such as writing, customer service, and flexibility, are highly sought by library and information science employers. A perceived gap in soft skills has led to suggestions that LIS programs are not adequately addressing these skills in their curricula, and to calls for them to do more. However, no…
Descriptors: Soft Skills, Library Education, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Stadler, Derek; Rojas, Alexandra; Perrenod, William; Keyes, Charles – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
Librarians at a community college in New York City identified that, unassisted, undergraduate students often find it difficult to categorize the various information formats they are locating and citing, such as a newspaper article, a book, a scholarly article, a blog or wiki entry, or a reference source. Due to their untrained approach defining…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Library Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Clarke, Rachel Ivy; Bell, Steven J. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
This study aims to understand educators'--specifically those in positions of authority in graduate-level library education programs--perceptions of and attitudes toward design thinking and methods in graduate-level library curricula by investigating the following research questions: What is the current landscape for the integration of design into…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Library Education, Competence, Administrator Attitudes
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McNiff, Lindsay; Hays, Lauren – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) students represent a population for whom literature searching is a core practice and a learning outcome for an entry-level course on information searching. How LIS students learn to find information, though, is not completely clear. Many studies have explored undergraduate searching behavior, but…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Library Education, Information Science Education, Information Seeking
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Ma, Jinxuan; Stahl, Lynne; Price, Catherine – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
With the aim of informing specialized graduate curriculum development, this two-phase study seeks to identify and bridge gaps in expectation and preparation between and among employers of health information professionals (HIPs), aspiring HIPs, and library and information science (LIS) graduate curricula. Building upon a scoping review of emerging…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Curriculum Development, Specialization, Information Scientists
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Elkins, Aaron, J.; Hollister, Jonathan M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
Gaming provides a number of social and educational benefits, and while games are present to an extent in American libraries, content related to supporting games and gaming in libraries is largely lacking in library programs in the United States. The researchers used a survey to determine factors that affected LIS educators' inclinations to include…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Library Education, Curriculum Evaluation, College Faculty
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Pionke, J. J. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
This study explored library graduate student perceptions of their readiness for and comfort levels in doing activities related to accessibility and disability. The study also aimed to determine the training needs of library graduate students. A survey with both quantitative and qualitative questions was developed, snowball sampling was used, and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Accessibility (for Disabled), Graduate Students, Library Education
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Weston, Paul Gabriele – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
Founded in 1934, the Vatican School of Librarianship, in its early days, aimed at forming both secular and religious librarians following the North American library tradition. Later on, teaching has been largely based on international standards. A brief outline of the initial setting of the School is provided. Presently, the School includes eight…
Descriptors: Library Education, Library Schools, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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