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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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Igere, Mercy A. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
In recent times, there has been an observed stagnation of lecturers in terms of academic level growth and non-promotion, which is linked with publication output. This necessitated the investigation of LIS lecturers' publication output in universities in Nigeria. The descriptive design was adopted using an online questionnaire, which yielded 86…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Schools, College Faculty, Faculty Publishing
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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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Gray, LaVerne; Mehra, Bharat – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
This article presents a critique of systemic library and information science (LIS) education and its hegemonic "White-IST" (White + elitist) discourse prevalent across the conceptualization and implementation of doctoral programs in the United States. The text illuminates the structural aspects of the doctoral experience embedded in (yet…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Whites, Minority Group Students, Library Science
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Miksa, Shawne D. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
Dr. Elfreda Chatman was a professor of library and information science at the University of North Carolina and Florida State University in the 1990s and early 2000s until her passing in 2002. Her research incorporated the disciplines of education, sociology, and LIS, covering topics at the nexus of these fields, from which she worked to develop a…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Information Science Education, College Faculty
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Poole, Alex H.; Agosto, Denise; Greenberg, Jane; Lin, Xia; Yan, Erjia – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
The field of LIS continues to face a vexing paradox. Its longstanding ideal of and concomitant commitment to serving diverse communities and users equally has failed to translate into diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the profession or in LIS education. This article analyzes efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in North…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Library Science, Student Diversity, Equal Education
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Luetkemeyer, Jennifer; Adams, Tempestt; Davis, Jewel; Redmond, Theresa; Hash, Peaches – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
This article reports on the preliminary results of a pedagogical experiment instituted by a community of practice (CoP) called the Creativity Collaborative, which is composed of scholars from varying disciplines, backgrounds, and scholarship interests: library and information science, technical education, academic librarianship, media literacy,…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Teaching Methods, Communities of Practice, Library Education
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Valenti, Sandra; Sutton, Sarah – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
This action research study is being used to inform the faculty researchers at a Midwestern university regarding the perceptions of adjunct faculty located across the United States involved with their participation in Virtual Communities of Practice (VCoPs). These data were collected as part of an ongoing effort to increase the exchange of ideas…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Participation
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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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Mehra, Bharat – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Traditionally, American library and information science (LIS) education and librarianship have been predominantly white and female-oriented professions. As an international gay male person of color (originally from India) in its ranks, I have embraced social justice scholarship outside and within our bastion institutions of higher learning during…
Descriptors: Library Science, College Faculty, Males, Minority Group Teachers
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Gibson, Amelia N. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Previous studies have established particular patterns of inequity, micro, and macro-aggressions that affect faculty of color at U.S. universities. This article provides an autoethnographic perspective on the experiences of women of color in LIS. It focuses specifically on the ways that prioritizing comfort and civility over equity and justice can…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, College Faculty, Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers
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Chancellor, Renate L. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
African-American women faculty are told that contemporary educational and professional institutions, particularly at historically White institutions (HWIs), are places where they can succeed. However, in these institutions, many Black women faculty are exposed to racial and gender discrimination and are subjected to Racial Battle Fatigue. This…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Racial Discrimination
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Colón-Aguirre, Mónica – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Despite multiple calls for diversifying academia in general, and Library and Information Science programs (LIS) specifically, the number of faculty of color working in higher education remains low. This work presents the points of view and suggestions of a faculty member concerning the diversity dilemma in LIS. The work relies on personal…
Descriptors: Library Education, College Faculty, Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers
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Cooke, Nicole A. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
In this autoethnographic article I reflect on my experiences as a now-tenured faculty member of color, which have been punctuated by incivility, bullying, stress, and abuse. As part of reconciling several acute events, I came to a distinct realization of what I had been going through; I was able to name it, and I was able to articulate the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Library Education, Psychological Patterns
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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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