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Rapchak, Marcia; Hands, Africa S.; Hensley, Merinda Kaye – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
This paper explores the practice of ungrading, a movement embraced by a growing number of teachers and professors who see the process of grading as disconnected and sometimes counter to the learning goals they have for their students. We discuss the limitations of traditional grading systems in the United States, mainly in the way that grading is…
Descriptors: Grading, Educational Change, Library Education, Information Science Education
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Garwood, Deborah A.; Poole, Alex H. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
Health literacy supports individuals', families', and communities' health-care decisions. As mediators between health information seekers and medical literature, librarians are essential purveyors of health literacy. Users' trust in libraries as sources of reliable and current health information presupposes the appropriate training of librarians;…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science Education, Health, Literacy
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Ndumu, Ana – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
This demographic study contributes to scholarship on the recruitment of Blacks into the US LIS workforce by situating Black librarianship within broader population trends. The research combines historical LIS reports, Africana studies scholarship, and federal data to describe how long-term transitions in the overall US Black population influence…
Descriptors: Blacks, African American Students, Student Recruitment, Information Science Education
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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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Huang, Carolin; Samek, Toni; Shiri, Ali – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
The growth of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies has affected higher education in a dramatic way, shifting the norms of teaching and learning. With these shifts come major ethical questions relating to surveillance, exacerbated social inequality, and threats to job security. This article overviews some of the discourses that are developing…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, Educational Technology, Higher Education
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Wei, Mingkun; Chumg, Hao-Fan; Li, Danyang; Li, Xinlai – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
The evolution of information science education in China has changed over time. This paper studies library and information science education from the perspective of bibliometrics. Following a literature review, this research discusses the stages of library and information science education in China and concludes that China has increasingly paid…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Education, Information Science Education, Bibliometrics
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Raju, Jaya – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
In the context of an evolving digitally-oriented library and/or information science (LIS) discipline and framed by Andrew Abbott's Chaos of Disciplines theory, this article presents an epistemological overview of evolving competency requirements for a global digital information environment and the implications of this for future LIS education. In…
Descriptors: Library Education, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Competence
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Hill, Renee F. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
People of color who choose careers in higher education may encounter microaggressions, marginalization, and other unpleasant situations. This narrative shares the experiences and perspectives of one African-American academic's experiences with the intent of encouraging academic professionals from underrepresented populations to persevere.
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Higher Education, Women Faculty, African American Teachers
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Gibbons, Leisa; White, Hollie – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
As Library and Information Science (LIS) educators, we teach our students about the changing and evolving role of the information professional in the twenty-first century. For many educators around the world, accreditation of LIS programs also shapes and legitimizes curriculum. This comparative study of the United States, Canada, Australia, and…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Library Education, Foreign Countries, Models
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Kimmel, Sue C.; Burns, Elizabeth; DiScala, Jeffrey – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Library and information science education today must prepare future professionals to leverage various technologies and develop professional networks that will propel them into future careers. Increasingly, today's information professionals need to understand how to create identities, build relationships, and engage in productive work with others…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Online Courses, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development
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Hartel, Jenna; Oh, Christie; Nguyen, Anh Thu – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Students in the Library and Information Science concentration at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, are being taught the Information Horizon Interview (IHI). By learning this technique, students are able to conduct original information behavior research upon a topic or population of their choice. This article provides a succinct…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Experience, Assignments
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Potnis, Devendra; Allard, Suzie – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Mobile devices are a ubiquitous accessory in daily life for millions of people. These devices can be used to effectively meet a user's information needs. Librarians can assist users with the skills to select, purchase, design, develop, deploy, and maintain mobile applications and related technologies (MAT). Project MISSILE (Mobile Information…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Critical Thinking, Library Science
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Luo, Lili – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
A small number of LIS degree programs have adopted a diversified approach to research methods education, including offering an array of specialized research methods courses in addition to a general introductory course. The current study conducted an in-depth investigation of the diversified research methods curriculum of the LIS program at San…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Research Methodology, Higher Education
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McLaughlin, Jeremy L.; Tucker, Virginia M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
Understanding information organization is a key component to navigating digital library environments as an information professional. While traditionally thought of within the areas of assessment and evaluation, citation indexing is another form of organization and navigation, and learning about it can transform one's knowledge of the information…
Descriptors: Citation Indexes, Fundamental Concepts, Information Management, Information Science Education
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
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