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Olsgaard, John N. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
Describes the components of distance education at the University of South Carolina and uses trend analysis to examine the impact of distance education on overall enrollment, part-time student enrollment, and average class size. (CLB)
Descriptors: Class Size, College Environment, Distance Education, Enrollment Influences
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Varlejs, Jana; Dalrymple, Prudence – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1986
Publication output of library school faculty is examined to determine the orientation of content to library or information science, and to explore effects of sex, rank, and presence of Ph.D. programs on publication output. Tables showing relative publication output by schools and the top 15 producers of such publications are included. (CLB)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Curriculum, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis
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Olsgaard, John N.; Summers, F. William – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1986
Presents the results of two surveys of administrators and faculty of library and information science programs. The surveys were designed to determine sources and degrees of job related tension among these populations. A discussion of the findings is provided, as well as recommendations for future research. (CLB)
Descriptors: Administrators, Budgets, College Environment, College Faculty
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Holley, Edward G.; And Others – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1986
Examines endowment funds and annual gifts to American Library Association-accredited library schools. Tables present data on the market value of endowment funds and the annual income and annual gifts. Ways in which support may be increased are suggested, and observations are made on the future of private support. (CLB)
Descriptors: Corporate Support, Donors, Educational Finance, Endowment Funds
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Abrera, Josefa B. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
This examination of the literature on doctoral programs, dissertations, and graduates in library and information science identifies trends in the establishment and development of these programs, as well as overriding themes in the literature during three time periods based on the publication of the landmark Danton report in 1959. (CLB)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Higher Education
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Garland, Kathleen; Rike, Galen E. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
This study examined the relationship between scholarly publication by faculty teaching in library and information science programs and 18 selected variables. Six variables were found to be predictors of faculty productivity: highest degree earned, size of faculty, years elapsed from bachelors's to highest degree, program type, prestige of program,…
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, Higher Education, Information Science, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Harris, Roma M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1986
A study of the career plans of male and female graduate students in library science found that no sex differences existed in the students' level of career ambition or specificity, contrary to the results of prior research that included students from other fields. (CDD)
Descriptors: Aspiration, Career Choice, Career Planning, Females
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Schrader, Alvin M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1985
Describes and evaluates bibliometric patterns in articles published by former "Journal of Education for Librarianship" (JEL) during first 24 volumes of existence. Article scholarliness; refereeing policy; occupational status of authors; and most cited journals, authors, and titles are covered. Excluded items, publication format codes,…
Descriptors: Authors, Citations (References), Higher Education, Library Education
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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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Sievert, Maryellen; Boyce, Bert R. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1985
The DAPPOR software, a drill and practice program for learning the command languages of major vendors of bibliographic databases, was tested in a classroom environment at two library schools. Statistically significant positive learning differences were observed with DAPPOR use, particularly with the DIALOG language. (21 references) (Author/EJS)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware
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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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Perrault, Anna H. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1995
Discussion of monographic acquisitions in academic research libraries focuses on a study that employed descriptive methodology to analyze changes in collecting patterns between 1985 and 1989 in the aggregated resources base of 72 Association of Research Libraries members. Recommendations for further research are suggested. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Change, Higher Education, Library Acquisition
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Powell, Ronald R. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1995
Presents a brief history of doctoral programs in library and information science (LIS) and reviews the purpose of the Ph.D. degree; the types of research involved; the curricula of LIS doctoral programs; and current trends in LIS research, including qualitative, interdisciplinary, and technology-based research. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Competence, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach
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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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