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Stanford, Serena W. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1997
Investigates the impact of asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) technology in an interactive environment providing distance education in library and information science at two San Jose State University (California) sites. The main purpose of the study was to develop a reliable and valid evaluation instrument. Contains 6 tables. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Evaluation Criteria
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Lowell, Kay E. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1997
Presents the results of a November 1995 survey of ALA-accredited library schools that was conducted to determine (1) whether computer literacy is either an admission prerequisite or graduation requirement for M.L.S. programs, (2) the definition of computer literacy used by each school, and (3) the options for satisfying any requirements. Contains…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Degree Requirements, Higher Education, Information Science Education
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Mahmood, Khalid – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1997
Provides an account of efforts made to impart education and training of information technology (IT) at six library schools in Pakistan. Presents a brief history of library education in the country, and describes the rationale of IT education for Pakistani librarians. Provides recommendations for improvement in IT training, discussing factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Science Education, Information Technology
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Abels, Eileen G.; Marchionini, Gary; Wasserman, Paul – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1997
Describes an applied research project which builds on a perceived need for community information and through exploiting the professional know-how of library science, takes the initiative in inventing and designing an information product and service to meet that need. Discusses cooperative planning and describes seven main components of the work.…
Descriptors: Community Information Services, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Educational Practices
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Buchanan, Elizabeth Anne – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1997
Examines the forces of cultural value and specificity in relation to information in the Arab world. Contends that information is integral and inseparable from the belief systems, political and cultural values, and ethical principles of any given society. Describes socio-political and economic factors. (AEF)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Economic Factors, Ethics, Foreign Countries
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Tibbo, Helen R. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1997
Issues critical to the development of an archival education degree program are discussed including number of credit hours and courses. Archival educators continue to revise the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Master's of Archival Studies (M.A.S.) guidelines as higher education and the world changes. Archival educators must cooperate with…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Archives, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development
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Cox, Richard J.; Rasmussen, Edie – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1997
Considers the need for specialization in library and information science education as opposed to a more generalized entry degree, and presents two case studies to further discuss the issue, one in archival science and one in information systems and technology. Convergence and divergence is also discussed. (LRW)
Descriptors: Archives, Case Studies, Divergent Thinking, Information Science Education
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Grover, Robert; Achleitner, Herbert; Thomas, Nancy; Wyatt, Roger; Vowell, Faye N. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1997
Discussion of change and its influence on information professionals focuses on curriculum changes needed and implemented in library and information science education at Emporia State University. Topics include social context and shifts in perspective; postmodernism; dynamics of information technology and the global information economy; and a…
Descriptors: Change, Curriculum Development, Global Approach, Higher Education
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Maack, Mary Niles – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1997
Presents a new client-centered typology of the information professions with special emphasis given to the empowering professions, including librarianship, which enable clients to use knowledge to take control of their lives. Topics include increasing self-efficacy; reducing self-blame; developing group consciousness; and assuming responsibility…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Empowerment, Information Scientists, Library Science
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Sievert, MaryEllen C.; Johnson, Diane Tobin; Hartman, Teresa; Patrick, Timothy B. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1997
Describes an experimental distance-education course aimed at both health care professionals and other librarians and graduate students, offered as continuing education and graduate education. Three modalities for delivering instruction are explained: satellite broadcast, an Internet-based portion, and an intensive seminar. Course evaluations are…
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Evaluation, Delivery Systems
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Wiegand, Wayne A. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1997
Argues that current library and information science discourse has drawn definitional boundaries around the word "information" so tightly as to exclude research on reading. Highlights include access to, versus content of, information; literacy studies; print culture history; reader-response theory; ethnography of reading; cultural…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Ethnography, Higher Education, Information Science
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Olorunsola, R. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1997
Examines what is being taught in reference courses at the University of Ibadan (Nigeria) library school, how courses are taught, and what needs to be improved. The balance between practical and theoretical approaches in the curriculum is discussed, and is it recommended that a practical approach be emphasized in Nigeria. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Jeng, Ling Hwey – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1997
Considers how to address the topic of diversity in library and information science education, based on six possible scenarios that address situations dealing with proportional representation in library collections, minority recruitment, stereotypes, English-only policies, affirmative action, and immigrants. (LRW)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Cultural Pluralism, Discussion (Teaching Technique), English Only Movement
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Shannon, Donna M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1998
Examines the literature related to effective teaching behaviors of postsecondary instructors and library and information science (LIS) educators. Considers models for improving instruction in higher education. Concludes that effective teaching is multidimensional and that attention to specific teaching behaviors should take place within the…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Higher Education, Information Science Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Curran, Charles; Bajjaly, Stephen; Feehan, Patricia; O'Neill, Ann L. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1998
Describes focus-group activities designed to generate information for use in decision making about core and elective courses in a library and information science (LIS) curriculum. Discusses how focus-group activity fits with LIS program review. Also includes questions asked and responses; and feeding opinions into a decision apparatus. (AEF)
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Feedback
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