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Lai Ma – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2024
Reflecting on a course in scholarly communication, this short article aims to show not only that scholarly communication is essential for a career in academic libraries, but also that the understanding of how researchers work, publish, and disseminate research findings plays an important role in combating disinformation and misinformation. The…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Communication (Thought Transfer), Scholarship
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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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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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Rath, Logan – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
This article proposes that understanding information literacy as a social practice is a threshold concept for academic information literacy librarians. While the social nature of information literacy has been theorized for more than 25 years, the noted theory-to-practice gap in this area suggests a new question to be raised. This study explores…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Fundamental Concepts, Academic Libraries, Library Instruction
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Yoon, Ayoung; Murillo, Angela P.; Jettpace, Thomas – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
With growing emphasis on data curation practice in both science and industry, there has been a call for information professionals to take on a substantial role in data curation. Library and information science (LIS) education has been responding to this call by offering various training opportunities from Master's education to professional…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Library Education, Library Science, Masters Programs
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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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Freeburg, Darin; Vera, A. Nick – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
Most professions experience at least some real or perceived divide among practitioners who engage in the work of the profession daily and those who train practitioners. As a result, practitioners question the value of this training. The goal of the current study was to learn more about this divide in Library and Information Science (LIS) and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Public Libraries, Library Education, Information Science Education
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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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Jamali, Hamid R.; Nabavi, Majid – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
Scholarship of teaching and learning plays an important role in informing educational practices in every discipline. The aim of this study was to identify the trends of research on library and information science (LIS) education. A total of 1,986 articles on LIS education published from 1999 to 2018 were retrieved from bibliographic databases…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Information Science Education
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Clarke, Rachel Ivy; Kim, Young-In – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Discussions of diversity in American librarianship usually focus on gender or ethnicity, but historical studies also show a lack of diversity in educational and disciplinary backgrounds. Librarians traditionally hail from the humanities, especially English and history. But as current educational attention shifts to science, technology,…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Science, Undergraduate Study, Educational Background
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
Potnis, Devendra; Regenstreif-Harms, Reynard; Deosthali, Kanchan; Cortez, Ed; Allard, Suzie – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
Libraries often lack the in-house information technology (IT) expertise required to (1) implement mobile applications and related technologies (MAT); (2) attain maximum return on investment including patron satisfaction for using MAT; and (3) reduce reliance on expensive IT consultants. Based on secondary analysis of the experiences and advice…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Laptop Computers, Telecommunications, Consultants
Singh, Rajesh – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
Understanding motivation in the workforce is a crucial step toward creating a dynamic work environment that enriches and fulfills workers. This research stems from LIS management class discussions on the topic of motivation and highlights the need for radical shifts in management approaches to motivation in information organizations. Our analysis…
Descriptors: Motivation, Library Science, Information Science, Information Scientists
Abels, Eileen G.; Howarth, Lynne C.; Smith, Linda C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
An Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funded National Forum Planning Grant "Envisioning Our Information Future and How to Educate for It" brought together a diverse group of stakeholders to lay the framework for re-visioning LIS education. This article describes three take-aways from the 2015 forum: encourage wide…
Descriptors: Information Scientists, Stakeholders, Models, Library Science
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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