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Shaghaghi, Mehdi; Hosseini, Mohammad H. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
In the present article, the educational needs of Iranian rural librarians are investigated. The rural libraries are the only cultural centers of rural communities, and the librarians of these libraries have limited contact with other librarians as well as professional communities. On the other hand, the rural library is one of the few institutions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Librarians, Educational Needs
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Pérez-Pulido, Margarita; González-Teruel, Aurora – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
In European universities, teaching ethics has acquired special relevance with the Bologna Process and changes in curriculum. In Spain, the White Book of the Degree in Information and Documentation incorporates ethics as a specific competence, through the combination of ethical, social, and legal content, as a transversal competence. In this…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Information Science Education, Foreign Countries
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Rawson, Casey H.; Hughes-Hassell, Sandra; Braun, Linda; Sturm, Brian – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
Despite evidence suggesting that current LIS curricula might be inadequate to prepare students for the realities of today's public library youth services work, little research has addressed potential changes to the LIS curricula in this area. This paper reports findings from the second phase of an IMLS-funded project exploring how LIS programs…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Library Services, Youth Programs, Information Science Education
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Adle, Morgan M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
Library and information science (LIS) graduates work in a variety of jobs that require well-developed information literacy (IL) skills. They not only apply IL skills in everyday interactions with patrons but also use their conceptual understanding to design instructional programs and interventions. In this small-scale, pilot study the instructor…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Information Literacy, Skill Development, Library Education
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Rosenfeld, Ariel; Elmalech, Avshalom – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
Many Library and Information Science (LIS) training programs are gradually expanding their curricula to include computational data science courses such as supervised and unsupervised machine learning. These programs focus on developing both "classic" information science competencies as well as core data science competencies among their…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Information Science, Data Science, Competence
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Dondlinger, Mary Jo; Najmi, Anjum – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
This article details the context and design considerations for an online course accompanying a field-based practicum for a school librarian certification program at a regional university in Texas. These strategies could be helpful to other library science educators designing learning experiences that support fieldwork. We conclude by discussing…
Descriptors: Online Courses, School Libraries, Library Science, Educational Certificates
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Williams, Rachel; Dumas, Catherine; Flanagan, Joanna – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
The use of virtual reality (VR) in social work (SW) and pre-service teacher education has become a promising tool for skills development for students. A review of existing scholarship was conducted to provide an overview of the current landscape of VR in SW and pre-service teacher education. This analysis focused on the use of VR in fields that…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Library Education, Literature Reviews, Information Science Education
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Yoon, Ayoung; Murillo, Angela P.; Jettpace, Thomas – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
With growing emphasis on data curation practice in both science and industry, there has been a call for information professionals to take on a substantial role in data curation. Library and information science (LIS) education has been responding to this call by offering various training opportunities from Master's education to professional…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Library Education, Library Science, Masters Programs
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Adetayo, Adebowale; Oladipo, Yetunde; Adeleke, Olateju; Odunewu, Abiodun – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
This research explored how gamification addresses cataloguing and classification education difficulties in Nigeria. It illustrates how library schools may utilize gamification to improve students' teaching and learning experiences using technology. A comprehensive review of the literature was carried out. Literature discoveries were then utilized…
Descriptors: Gamification, Cataloging, Classification, Library Education
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Poole, Alex H.; Todd-Diaz, Ashley – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
Recent official pronouncements by the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and the exhortations of recent SAA presidents highlight the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and social justice in the archival enterprise. Graduate archival education programs have immense influence in readying students for practice. Faculty members…
Descriptors: Diversity, Equal Education, Inclusion, Social Justice
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Ely, Eric – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
In a political climate in which intellectual freedom and Critical Race Theory (CRT), among other concepts, are under attack, courses with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) content are especially relevant. Examining Library and Information Studies (LIS) curriculum within the United States, scholars have repeatedly found DEI content, despite…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Competence, Academic Libraries, Critical Race Theory
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Dobreski, Brian; Zhu, Xiaohua; Ridenour, Laura; Yang, Tao – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
Within LIS education, information organization (IO) and information retrieval (IR) are two well-established, foundational, and conceptually interlinked areas of study. They have long maintained a strong presence in the core curriculum, through either dedicated or combined courses. Recent trends in LIS education have seen a greater reliance on a…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Library Education, Course Descriptions, Content Analysis
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Ren, Xiaoai; Alemanne, Nicole D.; Colson, Lenese M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
According to the American Library Association (ALA), organizational sustainability requires social equity, and serving diverse populations is mandated in the ALA Library Bill of Rights and its Policy Manual on Diversity. Preparation to serve diverse and marginalized populations is a key ingredient in creating the type of resilient leaders needed…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Masters Degrees, Masters Programs
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VanScoy, Amy; Julien, Heidi; Harding, Alison – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
The practice of reference and information service (RIS) should be based on an understanding of how users seek information to fill information needs and of what they do with that information once they have found it. RIS professional education, therefore, should provide students with a strong grounding in information behavior. This study explores if…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Library Services, Library Education, Graduate Study
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Singh, Rajesh – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
Preparing culturally competent information professionals requires experiential approaches that would challenge them to navigate their own cultural landscape though introspective lenses. However, for information professionals, the tricky business of investigating oneself remains largely unacknowledged and unstudied. This study demonstrates how…
Descriptors: College Students, Racial Identification, Advantaged, Social Theories
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