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Baker-Gardner, Ruth – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
Online education is gaining momentum as technology continues to have an impact on the teaching and learning process. As a result, many library schools are currently offering library and information science (LIS) education in blended and online modes. This preliminary research is an examination of graduate students' perception of a new online…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Library Education, Information Science Education, Electronic Learning
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Yoon, Ayoung; Murillo, Angela P.; Anders McNally, Paula – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
Following a revolution in digital information and technological development, both the need for and opportunities in digital preservation education have been growing over the last 30 years. This study aimed to examine digital preservation course content through an analysis of course syllabi to understand what is taught in library schools through…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Course Descriptions, Preservation, Electronic Libraries
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Freeburg, Darin; Vera, A. Nick – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
Most professions experience at least some real or perceived divide among practitioners who engage in the work of the profession daily and those who train practitioners. As a result, practitioners question the value of this training. The goal of the current study was to learn more about this divide in Library and Information Science (LIS) and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Public Libraries, Library Education, Information Science Education
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Schuster, Kristen; Stewart, Kristine N. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
This paper discusses strategies for promoting literacy and metaliteracy development in international and multicultural classrooms. Drawing on the first author's observational research and the second author's expertise in metaliteracy, we present a case study of international postgraduate students in an interdisciplinary department. The authors…
Descriptors: Literacy, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Learner Engagement
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Singh, Rajesh; Widén, Gunilla – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
This article addresses a framework for conceptualizing the preparation of leaders for the library and information science (LIS) profession. The framework has three components: curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment (CPA). Moreover, this framework is mirrored in examples from two LIS programs (one in Finland and one in the United States) and…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Information Science, Library Science, Curriculum
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Garwood, Deborah A.; Poole, Alex H. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
Health literacy supports individuals', families', and communities' health-care decisions. As mediators between health information seekers and medical literature, librarians are essential purveyors of health literacy. Users' trust in libraries as sources of reliable and current health information presupposes the appropriate training of librarians;…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science Education, Health, Literacy
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Adkins, Denice; Buchanan, Sarah A.; Bossaller, Jenny S.; Brendler, Beth M.; Alston, Jason K.; Moulaison Sandy, Heather – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
This article describes a faculty response to two challenges of online education: diversity engagement and professional socialization. Reviewing the literature, we develop a rubric to help assess the potential of new assignments for meeting these challenges. Using that rubric, we assess several assignments and projects that students evaluated…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Diversity, Learner Engagement, Scoring Rubrics
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Botticelli, Peter – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
The rising demand for digital information resources and services in the LAM sector has sparked many innovations by educators in recent years, as we seek to prepare students for careers in an environment that has continued to witness rapid and hard-to-predict changes. Granting agencies such as IMLS have played an important role in driving…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Information Science Education, Graduate Study, Masters Programs
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Yoon, JungWon; McCook, Kathleen de la Peña – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
Using the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) 2018 statistical reports, this study reports the current diversity status of LIS students. The findings are as follows: (1) overall LIS graduates' diversity has improved from 6.79% to 17.47% over the past 30 years, and particularly, the increase in the number of Hispanic…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Library Education, Library Science, Information Science Education
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Ndumu, Ana; Chancellor, Renate – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
This article revisits Rosemary DuMont's 1986 articles on Black librarianship and racial attitudes in LIS. The first part addresses missing or limited coverage on the library schools at five historically Black colleges and universities: Alabama A&M University, Clark Atlanta University, University of the District of Columbia, Hampton University,…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Library Education, Information Science Education, Racial Discrimination
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Gray, LaVerne; Mehra, Bharat – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
This article presents a critique of systemic library and information science (LIS) education and its hegemonic "White-IST" (White + elitist) discourse prevalent across the conceptualization and implementation of doctoral programs in the United States. The text illuminates the structural aspects of the doctoral experience embedded in (yet…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Whites, Minority Group Students, Library Science
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Ndumu, Ana – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
This demographic study contributes to scholarship on the recruitment of Blacks into the US LIS workforce by situating Black librarianship within broader population trends. The research combines historical LIS reports, Africana studies scholarship, and federal data to describe how long-term transitions in the overall US Black population influence…
Descriptors: Blacks, African American Students, Student Recruitment, Information Science Education
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Stadler, Derek; Rojas, Alexandra; Perrenod, William; Keyes, Charles – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
Librarians at a community college in New York City identified that, unassisted, undergraduate students often find it difficult to categorize the various information formats they are locating and citing, such as a newspaper article, a book, a scholarly article, a blog or wiki entry, or a reference source. Due to their untrained approach defining…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Library Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Bowker, Lynne – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
We may not always like the speed of today's world, but we still need to prepare students for working in a fast-paced environment. In the library and information science (LIS) professions today, deadlines are becoming ever shorter, yet research into the effects of time pressure in LIS is scarce. This pilot project aims to develop and test a…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science Education, Library Education, Time Management
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Zavalina, Oksana L.; Burke, Mary – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
The quality of metadata has a direct effect on the ability to find, identify, select, obtain, and explore information; therefore, training to create high-quality metadata is an important, yet challenging, task for LIS educators. To provide such training effectively, instructors need to develop a vision for where best to focus their efforts,…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Metadata, Instructional Effectiveness, Graduate Students
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