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Raszewski, Rebecca; Dwyer, Jamie; Griffin, Tina – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Librarians who pursue a health sciences librarianship career may need an understanding of health informatics for their work with health-care professionals. Health sciences librarianship courses and degrees are available in most American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library and information science (LIS) programs, but health informatics…
Descriptors: Information Science, Library Education, College Curriculum, Health Sciences
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Snow, Karen – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
This paper explores four main areas that will likely have an impact upon the future of information organization education. In particular, information organization education must be prepared for the continued shift from the use of traditional library cataloging standards to more web-compliant, linked-data standards. Also, there will be more…
Descriptors: Information Management, Cataloging, Library Education, Ethics
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Latham, Kiersten F.; Simmons, John E. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
In this article, we assess the state of museum studies, with special attention to programs in the United States. After briefly reviewing the historical trajectory of museum studies, we define this field of study and determine that it should more accurately be called museology. To investigate the most critical issues in current museological…
Descriptors: Museums, Information Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Theory Practice Relationship
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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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Mai, Jens-Erik – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
This paper argues that medium for information access becomes central to library and information science. The author discusses the notion of medium, medium neutrality, and personalization and suggests that the dominating paradigm of providing fast, efficient, and neutral systems and services for retrieving information has sidetracked opportunities…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Information Retrieval, Search Engines, Library Education
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Sutton, Sarah; Miles, Rachel; Konkiel, Stacy – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Altmetrics track the attention paid to scholarship via mentions in social media, the press, and other non-traditional venues. For library and information science (LIS) faculty, altmetrics are also a new and important area for research and teaching. We conducted a survey of LIS faculty teaching in US and Canadian graduate LIS programs accredited by…
Descriptors: Library Education, Information Science Education, College Faculty, Teacher Surveys
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Hackney, S. E.; Handel, Dinah; Hezekiah, Bianca; Hochman, Jessica; Lau, Amy; Sula, Chris Alen – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This paper is based on statistical and qualitative analysis of library and information science (LIS) literature. Our study asks the question of whether, and if so, how, and how often, the discourse generated by scholarly literature in LIS engages discussion about identity in LIS, what topics are covered, and whether the articles engage praxis, or…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Professional Identity, Visualization, Library Science
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Mehra, Bharat; Bishop, Bradley Wade; Partee, Robert P., II. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This article explores a case methodology of action research in Tennessee and investigates how library and information science (LIS) educators can extend their social responsibility to the state's small businesses and rural public libraries. Insights are drawn from a planning grant that was recently awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library…
Descriptors: Rural Development, Economic Development, Action Research, Library Education
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Chancellor, Renate L. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Increasingly, Library and Information Science (LIS) programs are offering study-abroad opportunities for students to have broader global classroom experiences to gain knowledge and exposure and to think beyond the confines of geographic boundaries. While study-abroad courses have long been a part of undergraduate and graduate education in North…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Library Science, Library Education, Information Science
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Shu, Fei – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This study investigated LIS doctoral students' publication in North America since the 1960s and measured the impact of interdisciplinarity such as doctoral advisors' disciplinary background and collaboration network on their publication productivity and quality. After analyzing the LIS doctoral graduates' publications since the 1960s, this study…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Library Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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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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