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Abels, Eileen G.; Howarth, Lynne C.; Smith, Linda C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
An Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funded National Forum Planning Grant "Envisioning Our Information Future and How to Educate for It" brought together a diverse group of stakeholders to lay the framework for re-visioning LIS education. This article describes three take-aways from the 2015 forum: encourage wide…
Descriptors: Information Scientists, Stakeholders, Models, Library Science
Becnel, Kim; Moeller, Robin A.; Pope, Jon C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
While experiential learning is recognized as an important pedagogical approach in Library and Information Science education, logistical hurdles can make implementing meaningful experiential projects challenging, especially in online courses. This paper will describe a project in which Library Science instructors were able to overcome common…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Masters Programs, Library Science, Undergraduate Study
Rathbun-Grubb, Susan – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
Analyses of North American LIS program alumni survey data indicate that the completion of any end of program assessment (EPA) or capstone is associated with certain early-career success measures. Using data collected in the Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science 2 project (WILIS 2), we examined the type of EPAs (internships,…
Descriptors: Success, Career Readiness, Alumni, Graduate Surveys
Zhang, Jane – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
Electronic records management has been incorporated into the archival curriculum in North America since the 1990s. This study reported in this paper provides a systematic analysis of the content of electronic records management (ERM) courses currently taught in archival education programs. Through the analysis of course combinations and their…
Descriptors: Archives, Electronic Libraries, Information Management, Information Science Education
Simons, Rachel N.; Ocepek, Melissa G.; Barker, Lecia J. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
A combination of public relations, marketing, advertising, and information and communication technologies, social media work is an increasingly important part of information professionals' jobs. This paper reports on a survey-based study of 49 information professionals who routinely use social media in their work. Respondents provided information…
Descriptors: Surveys, Professional Personnel, Social Media, Technology Integration
Bennett-Kapusniak, Renee; McCleer, Adriana; Glover, Jeannette; Thiele, Jennifer; Wolfram, Dietmar – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
This report discusses the Overcoming Barriers to Information Access (B2A) program. This is a doctoral cohort program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. The program has focused on educating the next generation of doctoral graduates in library and information science with an emphasis on…
Descriptors: Library Education, Library Services, Doctoral Programs, Higher Education
Martens, Marianne; Latham, K. F. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
In the case of libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs), the concept of convergence has become commonplace in recent time. Convergence addresses both physical spaces and the services provided. What is currently known as convergence within these institutions, should perhaps more accurately be described as reconvergence, as "in the late 1800s…
Descriptors: Museums, Library Education, Library Science, Holistic Approach
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Turner, Deborah; Gorichanaz, Tim – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
The way that information users select information and news sources is impacted upon by the way that information providers package their material. This packaging has the potential to reinforce already-held beliefs and diminish social diversity. A group of scholars convened at iConference 2016 in a session for interactive engagement to discuss how…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Users (Information), Media Selection, Information Sources
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Forest, Danielle E.; Kimmel, Sue C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
In today's media-laden environment, the ability to read text from a critical literacy perspective is imperative, particularly for librarians who influence children's reading choices and behaviors. This study examines the critical literacy performances of students in an online, asynchronous, graduate-level children's literature course using a…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Online Courses, Literature Appreciation, Computer Mediated Communication
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Zhang, Xiangmin – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
This research investigated the relationship between online students' behaviors in a learning management system and their learning performance, as measured by their final grades. Four online information technology classes in a major U.S. library and information science program were studied. The course sites' log data, as well as the students' final…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Behavior, Case Studies, Information Science Education
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Farooq, Omer; Matteson, Miriam – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
Online enrollments in U.S. higher education programs continue to grow, a trend that is also seen in LIS education where in some cases entire MLIS programs are being offered online. Synchronous online seminar-style courses present interesting challenges for both radical inclusion and innovation. This qualitative case study explored the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Online Courses, Educational Opportunities
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Stauffer, Suzanne M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
The leaders of the library profession in the United States in the 19th century were white, middle-class, college-educated men. They attempted to construct librarianship in the United States as an equivalent profession to the other white, masculine professions of their day. They also created education for librarianship in the same mold. They…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Professional Education, Library Science, Intellectual History
Condic, Kristine – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
Reference librarians are exposed to the literature of different disciplines in a number of ways including advanced degrees, on the job training, and intellectual inquisitiveness. As students, many reference librarians were also exposed to library science programs offering coursework specializing in information sources and research within other…
Descriptors: Library Associations, Library Schools, Library Science, Library Education
Stephens, Michael – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
This study investigates the benefits of a community blogging platform for students in an online LIS program. Using a web survey and descriptive content analysis methods, this paper empirically addresses how student blogging communities can be effectively foster connections amongst instructors and students, and enhance perceptions of learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Library Services, Electronic Learning
Turner, Deborah; Gorichanaz, Tim – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
Technological advances and other societal change have resulted in public libraries' increased reliance on online resources when providing access to information. However, a portion of those served by public libraries includes members of urban poor populations who may prefer to interact with information by talking. How can library educators ensure…
Descriptors: Library Education, Public Libraries, Library Skills, Educational Change
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