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Zins, Chaim; Santos, Placida L. V. A. C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
The study presented in this article is aimed to improve the academic education in the field of library and information science by structuring the curricular and pedagogical reasoning that shapes the contents of undergraduate academic programs. It was composed of two methodological phases. The first phase was a systematic Critical Delphi study with…
Descriptors: Library Education, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Delphi Technique
Oguz, Fatih; Chu, Clara M.; Chow, Anthony S. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
This paper presents a large scale study of online MLIS students (n = 910), who completed at least one online course and were enrolled in 36 of the 58 ALA-accredited MLIS programs in Canada and the United States. The results indicate that the typical student is female, White, lives in an urban setting, and is in her mid-30s. Online students were…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Library Science, Library Education, Masters Programs
Tsou, Andrew; Sugimoto, Cassidy R. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
Academia is an ever-evolving institution. Where once it was viewed as a body primarily charged with educating students, many instances universities now consider research to be their primary raison d'être. This research surveyed library and information science (LIS) faculty members employed at institutions accredited by the American Libraries…
Descriptors: Library Schools, Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Aharony, Noa – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
The present study explores LIS students' perceptions toward the assimilation of e-books in the library. The research was conducted during the summer semester of the 2010 academic year in Israel and 144 students participated in the research. The study used three questionnaires: a personal details questionnaire, students' perceptions towards e-books…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Electronic Publishing, Library Science, Library Education
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Cherry, Joan M.; Freund, Luanne; Duff, Wendy M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
Using a web-based survey, this study explored students' perceptions of their master's programs in information studies at six Canadian universities. Findings indicate that students rate most aspects of their programs positively, although few respondents give the highest ratings, indicating that there is substantial room for improvement. When asked…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Masters Programs, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Broadbent, Marianne; Grosser, Kerry – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
Describes a study that examined continuing professional development activities, needs, and aspirations of Australian special librarians and information center managers. The extent and nature of organizational support, educational activities and professional involvement of those interviewed, and participants' perceptions of present and future needs…
Descriptors: Educational Background, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Information Centers
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Patterson, Charles D. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1985
A readership survey was undertaken to ask subscribers to express concerns regarding satisfaction with all aspects of "The Journal of Education for Library and Information Science" (scholarly refereed journal), including association activities section, articles, columns (research record, continuing education, teachers, international), the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Library Associations, Library Education, Library Science
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Dewey, Barbara I. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1985
Examines results of questionnaire given to library science graduate students over three-year period to determine why they chose librarianship as a career. Personal contact by librarians and school-specific factors (geographic proximity, reputation) are discussed and implications for recruitment of diverse and qualified applicants to library…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Careers, Graduate Students, Higher Education
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Watson-Boone, Rebecca; Weingand, Darlene – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1996
This research asked deans of schools of library and information science with American Library Association (ALA) accredited programs to rate typical effectiveness indicators one might use to evaluate a school. Results are compared with a previous study that examined opinions of the ALA accreditation committee, other administrators, alumni, and…
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Accreditation (Institutions), Administrators, Alumni
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Harada, Violet – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1996
Describes a survey that was undertaken to discover the current availability of school library media preparation programs in schools with American Library Association (ALA) accreditation, percentages of students and faculty involved, and the nature of courses required and recommended in the field. A copy of the questionnaire is appended.…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Faculty, Competency Based Education, Elective Courses
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Senkevitch, Judith J.; Wolfram, Dietmar – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1996
Describes a model for training rural librarians in the use of information resources available on the Internet and reports on a study to assess the impact of the model on implementing and promoting Internet resources. Findings suggest that the model was effective in empowering librarians to act as change agents. The questionnaire is appended.…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Empowerment, Instructional Effectiveness, Internet
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Mandernack, Scott B. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1990
Describes a survey of academic librarians that examined the actual and preferred methods by which they gain knowledge relevant to bibliographic instruction. It is concluded that current training in bibliographic instruction is often insufficient and that organized continuing education courses are needed. The questionnaire used is appended. (four…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Library Education, Library Instruction
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Buttlar, Lois; Du Mont, Rosemary Ruhig – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1989
Describes a survey that asked alumni of the Kent State University School of Library Science to rate 53 identified library science competencies needed by new graduates. Competency ratings overall and by type of librarian are presented, and the implications for curriculum design are discussed. A list of the 53 competencies rated is appended. (22…
Descriptors: Alumni, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Needs
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Coleman, J. Gordon, Jr. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1989
Presents the results of a survey of 60 ALA-accredited programs concerning the role of practicum. Results discussed include the prevalence of practicums in the curriculum; percentage of students who undertake a practicum; administrative aspects such as faculty responsibility and compensation; and practicum requirements, credits, and funding. (nine…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Faculty, Credits, Experiential Learning
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East, Dennis; Lam, Errol – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1995
Discusses the need for multiculturalism to be a part of the library science curriculum to prepare librarians for work in culturally diverse societies and library environments. Reports results of a library school survey on the issue of multiculturalism as it relates to curriculum modification or revision. The survey's questionnaire is appended.…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs
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