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Melissa Gross; Don Latham; Brittany Baum; Lauren Crabtree; Karen Randolph – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2024
Recent semi-structured interviews with 28 librarians and branch managers on the placement of social workers in public libraries revealed a need for library and information science (LIS) programs to better prepare students for their role as social service information providers and to provide models for working with and supervising social workers in…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Administration, Public Libraries, Social Services
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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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Noah Lenstra; Nicole Peritore – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2024
This article introduces the Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach to the LIS community to propose a new way of thinking and teaching about how health is supported in public libraries. The topic of consumer health literacy has been a mainstay in the discourse of public librarianship, but we argue that this approach has not fully supported public…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Public Health, Partnerships in Education, COVID-19
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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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Amy VanScoy; Heidi Julien; Alison Harding – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2024
This article reports on the third phase of a project studying the integration of information behavior theories and concepts into professional education for reference and information service (RIS). It also provides a synthesis of the results of all studies in the project, including a syllabus study, an interview study, and the survey. Results of…
Descriptors: Reference Services, Information Services, Library Science, Library Education
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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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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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Ndumu, Ana; Villagran, Michele A. L.; Sandoval-Sall, Vilma; Grunberg, Kirsten; Tadena, Laura; Santillan, Roman; Bromir, N. Yasmin – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
Immigrants are essential library constituents. This article presents the outcomes of a pilot, self-paced mini-course to introduce US immigrants to the library and information science (LIS) field. Data from student assessment and focus groups suggest that, with curricular and design improvements, the mini-course can help recruit skilled or degreed…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Library Science, Information Science, Program Effectiveness
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Shaghaghi, Mehdi; Hosseini, Mohammad H. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
In the present article, the educational needs of Iranian rural librarians are investigated. The rural libraries are the only cultural centers of rural communities, and the librarians of these libraries have limited contact with other librarians as well as professional communities. On the other hand, the rural library is one of the few institutions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Librarians, Educational Needs
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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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Ren, Xiaoai; Alemanne, Nicole D.; Colson, Lenese M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
According to the American Library Association (ALA), organizational sustainability requires social equity, and serving diverse populations is mandated in the ALA Library Bill of Rights and its Policy Manual on Diversity. Preparation to serve diverse and marginalized populations is a key ingredient in creating the type of resilient leaders needed…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Masters Degrees, Masters Programs
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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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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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