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Alemanne, Nicole D.; Mandel, Lauren H. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This paper reports on an investigation into the effectiveness of teaching research methods in library and information science (LIS). A review of the literature revealed that the LIS community is engaged in a continuing debate about the most effective means for teaching research methods courses in master's-level LIS programs. Many LIS master's…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Methods Courses, Information Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Mehra, Bharat; Lemieux, Paul A., III; Burwell, Christie; Hixson, Taylor; Partee, Robert P., II; Stophel, Keri; Wood, Nicole E. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This article focuses on two collaborative projects selected by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee to partner in the US Department of State's Diplomacy Lab program that engages college students and faculty to study foreign policy challenges. The projects allowed information science graduate students to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Foreign Policy, International Studies
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Budd, John M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Education for ethics is a topic that is appearing frequently in journals and conferences, but there is little or no agreement on a theory of ethics education and action. This paper proposes non-naturalistic moral realism as a theoretical framework that can fit disciplinary and professional ethics. Alternatives to this framework are detailed, but…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Theory Practice Relationship, Models, Educational Theories
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Hands, Africa S. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This study aimed to identify factors motivating individuals to earn a doctoral degree in library and information science. Data about doctoral student motivation was collected from first-year students through a survey, semi-structured interviews, and personal admission statements. Findings suggest five motivating factors: research-related…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Motivation, Library Science, Library Education
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Hartel, Jenna; Oh, Christie; Nguyen, Anh Thu – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Students in the Library and Information Science concentration at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, are being taught the Information Horizon Interview (IHI). By learning this technique, students are able to conduct original information behavior research upon a topic or population of their choice. This article provides a succinct…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Experience, Assignments
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Caspe, Margaret; Lopez, M. Elena – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Many librarians work in public libraries to make a difference for children, families, and communities and identify family and community engagement as a cornerstone of their responsibilities. For librarians to be successful they must be afforded strong foundations in family and community engagement that begin early in their preparation. Yet little…
Descriptors: Librarians, Public Libraries, Library Role, Family Involvement
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Clarke, Rachel Ivy; Kim, Young-In – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Discussions of diversity in American librarianship usually focus on gender or ethnicity, but historical studies also show a lack of diversity in educational and disciplinary backgrounds. Librarians traditionally hail from the humanities, especially English and history. But as current educational attention shifts to science, technology,…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Science, Undergraduate Study, Educational Background
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McKinney, Pamela; Cook, Chloe – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
The use of collaborative pedagogies is a well-respected and common feature of higher education, and the ability to work well in a team is a desirable graduate and professional attribute. However, tutors can often experience significant issues with the support and management of student group work, and students can find group work difficult to…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Teamwork, Student Attitudes, Information Science Education
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Freeburg, Darin – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This article outlines the Knowledge Lens--a way of seeing more clearly the opportunities for knowledge creation within organizations and society. It is proposed as a model for schools of Library and Information Science (LIS) to follow when considering curriculum changes. Instead of producing two sets of graduates--those in information and those in…
Descriptors: Information Scientists, Library Science, Information Science Education, Knowledge Management
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Potnis, Devendra; Allard, Suzie – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Mobile devices are a ubiquitous accessory in daily life for millions of people. These devices can be used to effectively meet a user's information needs. Librarians can assist users with the skills to select, purchase, design, develop, deploy, and maintain mobile applications and related technologies (MAT). Project MISSILE (Mobile Information…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Critical Thinking, Library Science
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Helkenberg, Davin; Schoenberger, Nicole; Kooy, S. A. Vander; Pemberton, Amanda; Ali, Karim; Bartlett, Sarah; Clair, Jillian; Crombleholme, Sydney; Dee, Alison; DePierro, Kristy; Greenwood, Timothy; Lobzun, Meagan; Petersen, Cassandra; Saunders, Sabrina Redwing; Tarzi, Mary; Ward, Kristyn; Zip, Stacey – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This paper was produced as a collaborative project by a Progressive Librarianship class at an ALA-accredited Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program located in Canada. Recent research in LIS has identified a need for issues of social justice to be discussed more prominently in LIS education. From a uniquely student perspective,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Information Science Education, Library Science
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Singh, Rajesh; Vorbach, James – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
The evolving demand for workforce skills has often been a topic of discussion at various professional library and information science (LIS) conferences and in the academic literature. Although LIS schools tend to highlight the goal of preparing future members of the LIS profession to be effective leaders, a management and leadership curriculum gap…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Library Science, Information Science, Foreign Countries
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Ford, Charlotte; Faires, Debbie; Hirsh, Sandra; Carranza, Nítida – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
This comparative case study evaluated the role of foreign language study within the Library and Information Science (LIS) curriculum of two programs in the United States and Honduras. The purpose of this research was to understand the significance and usefulness of language courses from the perspective of the students enrolled. Students who had…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Library Science, Information Science, Curriculum
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Lamb, Annette – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
Information workers are not born information fluent. Like other students, incoming library science students enter graduate programs with a broad range of information and technology skills. The aim of this study was to determine if systematically designed online tutorials would be effective in preparing university students with information literacy…
Descriptors: Librarians, Information Literacy, Library Science, Needs Assessment
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Tveit, Åse Kristine – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
A study of PhD dissertations in library and information science (LIS) was carried out to investigate which research topics have been of interest in Nordic LIS institutions. Seventy-nine doctoral dissertations from 2005 to 2014, published by 13 different research institutions, were retrieved from the institutions' archives and from library…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Information Science, Library Science, Hypothesis Testing
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