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Frank Vitale; Samantha Wilairat – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2024
The Associate Fellowship Program (AFP) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), a post-graduate training residency for early career librarians, incorporates a curriculum component introducing participants to the operational areas of the NLM. Recent organizational shifts catalyzed a curriculum evaluation to examine its alignment with the mission…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Government Libraries, Medical Libraries, Emerging Occupations
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Singh, Vandana; Thurman, Alexander – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
This article aims to provide the reader with a comprehensive background for understanding current knowledge on online learning through a systematic literature review of the published literature in peer-reviewed English language journals. We reviewed 5,803 articles published over 26 years (1993-2018). We focused on the number of articles published,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Literature Reviews, Electronic Learning, Journal Articles
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Phillips, Abigail – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
During the 2020 spring semester, as COVID-19 infection rates increased, universities and colleges closed campuses and moved courses online. All of these responses occurred as the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and other national and global health organizations attempted to understand this new and deadly illness.…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Educational Change, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Bayir, Didar – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
After spreading quickly around the world and causing the declaration of a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, COVID-19 has also forced educational institutions into lockdown around the world. They had to continue their activities through distance learning and online courses to cope with this pandemic outbreak. One of the…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Pandemics
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Ondrusek, Anita; Ren, Xiaoai; Yang, Changwoo – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Very few formal studies have documented the errors committed in online searching performances, and none have focused exclusively on students in library and information science programs. To fill this gap, the authors conducted a content analysis of online searching errors of MLIS students based upon a coding scheme derived from previous error…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Graduate Students, Masters Programs
Burns, Elizabeth A.; Howard, Jody K.; Kimmel, Sue C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
To properly prepare pre-service school librarians, school library educators in online courses must provide opportunities for collaborative engagement. This collaborative education should also recognize the pedagogical benefit of the organic formation of communities of practice that develop within areas outside of curriculum content. This…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Library Education, School Libraries, Online Courses
Hirsh, Sandra; Simmons, Michelle Holschuh; Christensen, Paul; Sellar, Melanie; Stenström, Cheryl; Hagar, Christine; Bernier, Anthony; Faires, Debbie; Fisher, Jane; Alman, Susan – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
The IFLA Trend Report identified five trends that will impact the information environment (IFLA, 2015), such as access to information with new technologies, online education for global learning, hyper-connected communities, and the global information environment. The faculty at San José State University (SJSU) School of Information (iSchool) is…
Descriptors: Library Education, Global Education, College Curriculum, Educational Cooperation
Kaur, Trishanjit – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
This paper presents some of the challenges and concerns for library and information science (LIS) education in India. In order to provide context for these challenges, the paper begins with a brief overview of higher education in India in general and then discusses the beginning of LIS education. It briefly summarizes LIS education in South Asia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Science, Information Science, Higher Education
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Pymm, Bob; Hay, Lyn – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
Distance education, by definition, creates a number of challenges for lecturer and student in building and maintaining connection and commitment. The challenges that need to be overcome include communication difficulties, lack of student motivation, high drop out from courses, provision of support at a distance and a sense of isolation or lack of…
Descriptors: Library Education, Distance Education, Cooperative Learning, Computer Uses in Education
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Brown, Ron T.; Albright, Kendra S. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
Stagnant perceptions continue to persist in the general public regarding the services libraries offer. LIS research suggests an increased need for marketing, yet LIS programs and students may not view marketing as core to the degree. The Google Online Marketing Challenge (GOMC), a global competition for online marketing, was incorporated into two…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Skill Development, Educational Needs, Publicity
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Aversa, Elizabeth; MacCall, Steven – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
This paper is a case study of a Master of Library and Information Studies degree program online option that has been unusually successful in retaining and graduating students. Design characteristics of this program that has maintained a retention rate of over 90 percent over five years are described and mapped to the literature on distance…
Descriptors: Profiles, Academic Persistence, Synchronous Communication, Online Courses
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Marken, James A.; Dickinson, Gail K. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
Implementing Communities of Practice (CoP) in online learning is well documented (Gray, 2004; Wenger & Snyder, 2000), and is of particular interest to the LIS profession (Yukawa, 2010). Most of the students in school library programs are practicing teachers seeking to add the library science endorsement to their existing license. They are…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Library Education, School Libraries, Student Attitudes
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Faibisoff, Sylvia G.; Willis, Deborah J. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
This broad overview of distance education includes a review of definitions; a nonevaluative look at several distance education programs, both national and international; a discussion of the various modes used to deliver distance education; a description of distance education students; and comments and conclusions. (Author/CLB)
Descriptors: Definitions, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
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Wilson, Savan – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
Provides an overview of the information technologies that best facilitate and support educational activities, emphasizing areas relevant to distance education. Technologies in the areas of video communications, audiographics, telephone systems, and computer communications are classified and described. (CLB)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Information Technology, Library Education
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Curran, Charles C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
This discussion of the situation of part-time students focuses on generally accepted attitudes toward such students, possible role conflicts between faculty and students who are knowledgeable practitioners, the needs of these students in terms of course content and availability, and the special problems posed by distance education. (CLB)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Graduate Students
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