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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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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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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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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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Yoon, Ayoung; Murillo, Angela P.; Jettpace, Thomas – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
With growing emphasis on data curation practice in both science and industry, there has been a call for information professionals to take on a substantial role in data curation. Library and information science (LIS) education has been responding to this call by offering various training opportunities from Master's education to professional…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Library Education, Library Science, Masters Programs
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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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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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VanScoy, Amy; Julien, Heidi; Harding, Alison – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
Information behavior is an important area of conceptual knowledge for reference service providers, as it provides structure for understanding users' information seeking and use. This study explores the extent to which information behavior theories, models, and concepts have been integrated into professional education for reference and information…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Users (Information), Behavior Patterns, Reference Services
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Burgess, John; Wallace, Anna – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
As online education for the MLIS becomes widespread, one challenge for reference and user services instructors is that traditional exercises used to promote clinical intuition and metacognition in reference work may be more difficult in online classrooms. This article uses concept analysis to better understand clinical judgment for reference,…
Descriptors: Video Games, Game Based Learning, Intuition, Metacognition
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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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Norlander, Rebecca Joy; Barchas-Lichtenstein, Jena; Fraser, John; Fournier, Mary Davis; Voiklis, John; Danter, Elizabeth – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
This paper presents a study of the specific disciplinary competencies required of library programming professionals and the training pathways where they develop those skills. Most existing competency frameworks focus on general library service or audience, rather than the specializations required for public programming. Reflecting the emerging…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Library Education, Job Skills, Library Services
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Bernier, Anthony – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
The overarching assessment of youth services rendered by Leslie Edmonds in 1987 remains largely true today: that its most influential force remains not research, or evidence, or constant professional improvement or addressing field-based challenges, but "superstition." Research in youth services pedagogy, likewise, offers a perpetually…
Descriptors: Youth, Library Services, History, Librarians
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Mills, J. Elizabeth; Campana, Kathleen; Goldsmith, Annette Y. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
In the face of a changing landscape of youth services, LIS education can push the field of librarianship forward by adopting research-based frameworks that are directly applicable to the profession. We combined the Connected Learning framework with Radical Change theory and Outcome-Based Planning and Evaluation (OBPE) to establish the structure…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Graduate Students, Information Science Education, Library Science
Irvin, Vanessa – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
This article is an exploration of ways in which LIS educators can consider culture, heritage, and identity as a framework for becoming participatory agents of their teaching practices in the LIS classroom. To support this framework, this discussion introduces the research methodology, practitioner inquiry, as a meaningful approach to studying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Science, Information Science, Teaching Methods
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