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Igere, Mercy A. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
In recent times, there has been an observed stagnation of lecturers in terms of academic level growth and non-promotion, which is linked with publication output. This necessitated the investigation of LIS lecturers' publication output in universities in Nigeria. The descriptive design was adopted using an online questionnaire, which yielded 86…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Schools, College Faculty, Faculty Publishing
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Sullivan Zimmerman, Margaret; Rodgers, Brianna – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
Refugees and immigrants have adverse health outcomes after arriving in the United States. These negative outcomes tend to be disproportionate to those of the general population, regardless of the person's health status upon entry to the country. Research has shown that strong health literacy skills can improve health outcomes in this group. This…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Health Materials, Females, Refugees
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Colón-Aguirre, Mónica; Bright, Kawanna – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
Despite demographic changes which indicate larger numbers of racial and ethnic minorities make up most of American society, library and information science (LIS) research remains focused on majority groups. This work proposes ways in which researchers and LIS educators can incorporate more diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into their…
Descriptors: Diversity, Equal Education, Inclusion, Library Science
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Mee Park, Jung – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
Library and information science (LIS) research is becoming more quantitative. However, statistics is not extensively taught within LIS research methods courses, and statistics courses are uncommon within LIS programs. Previous research on statistics in LIS revealed that researchers have mainly relied on descriptive statistics in publications. This…
Descriptors: Statistics Education, Library Science, Information Science Education, Sociology
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Saunders, Laura; Bajjaly, Stephen – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
Soft skills, or intra- and interpersonal skills such as writing, customer service, and flexibility, are highly sought by library and information science employers. A perceived gap in soft skills has led to suggestions that LIS programs are not adequately addressing these skills in their curricula, and to calls for them to do more. However, no…
Descriptors: Soft Skills, Library Education, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Phillips, Abigail – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
During the 2020 spring semester, as COVID-19 infection rates increased, universities and colleges closed campuses and moved courses online. All of these responses occurred as the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and other national and global health organizations attempted to understand this new and deadly illness.…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Educational Change, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Kistler Mattock, Lindsay – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
The information professions demand digitally literate practitioners who can navigate the increasingly complex technological environments of libraries and archives. While basic literacy is presumed among graduate students, many students express fear and anxiety when approaching new technologies. These psychological barriers have not been addressed…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Anxiety, Computer Attitudes, Library Education
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Poole, Alex H.; Agosto, Denise; Lin, Xia; Yan, Erjia – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
This article argues for the usefulness of experiential learning as a vehicle for democratic civic engagement in North American library and information science programs. First, we explore the literature on service learning, traditionally the primary type of experiential learning in LIS. We define and provide historical context and scrutinize…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science Education, Service Learning, Experiential Learning
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de Alwis Jayasuriya, Gina; Riyaz, Aminath; Majid, Shaheen; Prabu, Nirmal – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
Due to many factors, particularly developments in technology, LIS professionals need to continuously refresh and upgrade their knowledge and skills through participation in continuing professional development (CPD) activities. The objective of this pilot study was to understand LIS employees' perceptions, motivation, assessment, and preference for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Librarian Attitudes, Capacity Building, Professional Continuing Education
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Dawkins, April; Branyon, Angela – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
This study was conducted to examine the preparation of school librarians around intellectual freedom issues. The pilot study was conducted with school librarian students at three universities. A gap analysis was used by the researchers to measure the gap between prior knowledge about intellectual freedom that students believed they possessed upon…
Descriptors: Library Education, School Libraries, College Students, Prior Learning
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Shahvar, Shabnam; Tang, Rong – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
Even though online teaching and learning in the LIS field is not new, in-depth research efforts specifically addressing the relationship between social presence and its value to the success of online collaborative learning (OCL) for students in Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) programs in the United States has seldom been…
Descriptors: Library Education, Electronic Learning, Cooperative Learning, Student Attitudes
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Marty, Paul – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
This article presents an overview of the iterative design and evolution of an undergraduate course at Florida State University that offers students the opportunity to explore how society's increased reliance on information technology has changed the way in which we interact with each other and the world around us. Drawing upon course iterations…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Age Groups, Undergraduate Students, Educational Technology
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Fraser-Arnott, Melissa – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
This study compares library and information studies (LIS) departmental websites from 1999, 2009, and 2019 to explore the evolution of program promotion practices. Websites were analyzed using the 7Ps Marketing Mix model to explore how programs were marketed across this timeframe. Similar promotional messages were used across the years, but a key…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Library Schools, College Programs
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VanScoy, Amy; Julien, Heidi; Harding, Alison – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
Information behavior is an important area of conceptual knowledge for reference service providers, as it provides structure for understanding users' information seeking and use. This study explores the extent to which information behavior theories, models, and concepts have been integrated into professional education for reference and information…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Users (Information), Behavior Patterns, Reference Services
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Bayir, Didar – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
After spreading quickly around the world and causing the declaration of a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, COVID-19 has also forced educational institutions into lockdown around the world. They had to continue their activities through distance learning and online courses to cope with this pandemic outbreak. One of the…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Pandemics
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