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Dali, Keren; Hohmann, Garrett – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
Building on the concept of transformative learning and exploring the role of reflection in graduate professional education, this article uses student and educator reflections from the graduate course on reading practices to narrate four stories of learning. These stories, structured based on the "4Ls" model of reflection, describe what…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Reflection, Reading Instruction, Information Science 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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Rawson, Casey H.; Hughes-Hassell, Sandra; Braun, Linda; Sturm, Brian – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
Despite evidence suggesting that current LIS curricula might be inadequate to prepare students for the realities of today's public library youth services work, little research has addressed potential changes to the LIS curricula in this area. This paper reports findings from the second phase of an IMLS-funded project exploring how LIS programs…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Library Services, Youth Programs, Information Science Education
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Dobreski, Brian; Zhu, Xiaohua; Ridenour, Laura; Yang, Tao – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
Within LIS education, information organization (IO) and information retrieval (IR) are two well-established, foundational, and conceptually interlinked areas of study. They have long maintained a strong presence in the core curriculum, through either dedicated or combined courses. Recent trends in LIS education have seen a greater reliance on a…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Library Education, Course Descriptions, Content Analysis
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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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Mee Park, Jung – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
Library and information science (LIS) research is becoming more quantitative. However, statistics is not extensively taught within LIS research methods courses, and statistics courses are uncommon within LIS programs. Previous research on statistics in LIS revealed that researchers have mainly relied on descriptive statistics in publications. This…
Descriptors: Statistics Education, Library Science, Information Science Education, Sociology
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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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Yoon, Ayoung; Murillo, Angela P.; Anders McNally, Paula – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
Following a revolution in digital information and technological development, both the need for and opportunities in digital preservation education have been growing over the last 30 years. This study aimed to examine digital preservation course content through an analysis of course syllabi to understand what is taught in library schools through…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Course Descriptions, Preservation, Electronic Libraries
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Botticelli, Peter – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
The rising demand for digital information resources and services in the LAM sector has sparked many innovations by educators in recent years, as we seek to prepare students for careers in an environment that has continued to witness rapid and hard-to-predict changes. Granting agencies such as IMLS have played an important role in driving…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Information Science Education, Graduate Study, Masters Programs
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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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Mehra, Bharat – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
The article discusses an instructor's critical pedagogies and reflective practices in three graduate library and information science (LIS)-related courses on topics of social justice and inclusion advocacy, diversity leadership in information organizations, and community-engaged scholarship that were taught at the University of Alabama since…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Information Science Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Innovation
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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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Choi, Youngok – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
This article describes the development of a curriculum specialization, Cultural Heritage Information Management (CHIM), at a library and information science (LIS) graduate program. It was designed to address market needs, created by the convergence of practice in libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) of emerging practices in managing unique…
Descriptors: Specialization, Competency Based Education, Library Education, Graduate Study
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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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Guzik, Elysia; Griffin, Brian; Hartel, Jenna – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
This paper presents a case study of two types of multimedia resources that were integrated as supplementary learning materials into the design and delivery of two different graduate courses on the historical foundations of library and information science (LIS): video and audio lectures from an online course on the history of information…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Multimedia Instruction, Graduate Study
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