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Oluwabunmi Dorcas Bakare; Babajide Mike Bakare – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2024
The core tool for measuring the sustainability of the Library and Information Science (LIS) discipline is the curriculum which has always been a source of concern within the Nigerian space. It was on this premise that the study systematically investigated the redesigning of LIS curriculum for sustainable environmental transformation among students…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Library Science, Library Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Alex H. Poole; Ashley Todd-Diaz – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2024
This exploratory mixed-methods case study poses the following research question: How do adjunct instructors fit into the larger ecology of graduate archival education? We draw upon semi-structured interviews with 33 full-time, tenure-track faculty members from North American graduate archival programs to discern how adjunct instructors are…
Descriptors: Archives, Graduate School Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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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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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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Lenese M. Colson; Nicole D. Alemanne; Changwoo Yang – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2024
This article describes the evolution of a required Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) research methods course moving to a focus on evidence-based library and information practice (EBLIP). It describes how a research methods course was revised, beginning with results from a "typical" course review and morphing into work that…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Library Science, Information Science, Masters Degrees
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Melo, Marijel; March, Laura – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
Can LIS curricula dedicated to makerspaces provide an authentic learning experience for future librarians interested in makerspace-adjacent careers? This article presents a case study in which an authentic learning framework is applied to a newly developed LIS graduate-level course on makerspaces. We detail how one class project--entitled…
Descriptors: Authentic Learning, Learning Experience, Shared Resources and Services, Library 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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Bishop, Bradley; Cowan, Matthew; Collier, Hannah; Mayernik, Matthew; Organisciak, Peter – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
The expansion of research data availability and production has highlighted the need for proper training in data stewardship. Recent years have seen both incentivized and mandated research data management plans enacted by institutions and funding agencies as a way of supporting more open and integrated data-intensive research. Despite the…
Descriptors: Job Analysis, Information Management, Data Collection, Earth Science
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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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Bettivia, Rhiannon; Davis, Rebecca O. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
E-learning has increased through the years in MLIS programs, a trend that has been intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some students choose to take online classes; others have been required to do so by the pandemic. This raises the question: Are students properly prepared to learn online? For this study, researchers created an E-Learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Vamanu, Iulian – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
This article argues that the MLIS curriculum should offer information ethics courses that enable future information professionals to develop their imaginative powers through close study and discussion of fiction. LIS students reading ethical theory and fiction bring the two into conversation and as a result reach a better understanding of both.…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Masters Degrees, Curriculum
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Barnhart, Anne – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
Many Library and Information Science (LIS) educators focus on real-world applications of complex theories and philosophies. LIS students are simultaneously being prepared for positions in the field as well as for active participation in professional discourse so they can be involved in identifying issues and offering solutions to new and old…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Library Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Teaching Methods
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Adle, Morgan M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
Library and information science (LIS) graduates work in a variety of jobs that require well-developed information literacy (IL) skills. They not only apply IL skills in everyday interactions with patrons but also use their conceptual understanding to design instructional programs and interventions. In this small-scale, pilot study the instructor…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Information Literacy, Skill Development, Library Education
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Williams, Rachel; Dumas, Catherine; Flanagan, Joanna – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
The use of virtual reality (VR) in social work (SW) and pre-service teacher education has become a promising tool for skills development for students. A review of existing scholarship was conducted to provide an overview of the current landscape of VR in SW and pre-service teacher education. This analysis focused on the use of VR in fields that…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Library Education, Literature Reviews, Information Science Education
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