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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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Saunders, Laura; Estell, Allison N. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Copyright has an impact on nearly every aspect of the information professions, from developing collections to creating local policy and educating patrons. Given the apparent importance of copyright to information professionals, it is crucial that librarians and other information professionals be prepared for copyright-related responsibilities…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Library Education, Graduate Students, Familiarity
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Engelson, Leslie A. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
No standardized learning outcomes exist for the cataloging education of school librarians in library and information science (LIS) programs. Additionally, LIS programs teach cataloging concepts in a variety of ways over various timeframes, raising the question of what it is that LIS programs should teach about cataloging and classification to…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Media Specialists, Librarians, Cataloging
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Saunders, Laura – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
A master's degree from an ALA-accredited institution can prepare graduates for a wide range of job functions and career paths, but the variety of jobs raises some questions about how LIS programs are meeting the wide range and evolving needs of employers in order to best prepare students for professional positions. What knowledge, skills, and…
Descriptors: Library Education, Minimum Competencies, Job Skills, Librarians
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Ford, Charlotte; Faires, Debbie; Hirsh, Sandra; Carranza, Nítida – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
This comparative case study evaluated the role of foreign language study within the Library and Information Science (LIS) curriculum of two programs in the United States and Honduras. The purpose of this research was to understand the significance and usefulness of language courses from the perspective of the students enrolled. Students who had…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Library Science, Information Science, Curriculum
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Ondrusek, Anita L.; Ren, Xiaoai; Yang, Changwoo – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
Online searching is a skill that all professional programs educating librarians consider an essential part of their curricula. However, investigations of online searching behavior have centered almost exclusively on end users, and there have been no recent formal studies that explore the online searching behaviors of MLIS students. In this study,…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Learning Strategies, Masters Programs, Graduate Students
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Hicks, Alison – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
Education for Instruction Librarians has traditionally centered upon the acquisition of practical classroom skills. While this approach has merit, from a sociocultural perspective of learning, student development emerges more completely through engagement with the communal activities and values that constitute professional practices rather than…
Descriptors: Library Education, Library Instruction, Electronic Publishing, Writing Assignments
Copeland, Clayton A.; Martin, Michelle H. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
Literacy and literacy skill development remain critical concerns in the U.S. "Two of every three students in the U.S. do not have the necessary reading proficiencies to successfully complete grade-level work" (Allington, 2011). Camp Read-a-Rama, a summer day camp in South Carolina for 4- to 11-year-olds, creates innovative programming…
Descriptors: Literacy, Information Science Education, Skill Development, Summer Programs
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Farooq, Omer; Matteson, Miriam – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
Online enrollments in U.S. higher education programs continue to grow, a trend that is also seen in LIS education where in some cases entire MLIS programs are being offered online. Synchronous online seminar-style courses present interesting challenges for both radical inclusion and innovation. This qualitative case study explored the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Online Courses, Educational Opportunities
Stephens, Michael – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
This study investigates the benefits of a community blogging platform for students in an online LIS program. Using a web survey and descriptive content analysis methods, this paper empirically addresses how student blogging communities can be effectively foster connections amongst instructors and students, and enhance perceptions of learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Library Services, Electronic Learning
Koh, Kyungwon; Abbas, June – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
An increasing number of libraries and museums provide transformative learning spaces, often called "Learning Labs" and "Makerspaces." These spaces invite users to explore traditional and digital media, interact with mentors and peers, and engage in creative projects. For these spaces and programs to be sustainable, it is…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Personnel, Interviews, Higher Education
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
Park, Jung-ran; Tosaka, Yuji – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
This study aims at providing in-depth perspectives on the ways in which cataloging and metadata professionals have coped with RDA training and implementation through an e-mail interview method. Results show that the performance-based, "learn-as-you-go," peer learning method is found by practitioners to be most effective in acquiring and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cataloging, Training, Interviews
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