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Tammaro, Anna Maria; Manfredi, Antonio; Berloco, Anna; De Castro, Giulia; Distilo, Mariangela – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
Since its beginning, IFLA has been concerned with education and training, creating guidelines and standards for educational quality. Ninety years after the first IFLA Conference, IFLA Satellite returned to the Vatican Library with the aim of stimulating a high-level conversation on the future of librarians. This article is a reflection on the…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Library Education, Global Approach, Library Associations
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Raju, Jaya – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
In the context of an evolving digitally-oriented library and/or information science (LIS) discipline and framed by Andrew Abbott's Chaos of Disciplines theory, this article presents an epistemological overview of evolving competency requirements for a global digital information environment and the implications of this for future LIS education. In…
Descriptors: Library Education, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Competence
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Matusiak, Krystyna K.; Bright, Kawanna – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
Training in research methodology is an essential component of educating twenty-first century information professionals and library practitioners. Traditionally, competencies in library and information science (LIS) education emphasized the fundamental knowledge of research methods and critical skills in evaluating the findings. However, librarians…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Courses, Masters Programs, Library Education
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Lankes, R. David – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
Library science is getting harder to teach. The variety in libraries of all types is increasing as more and more mold themselves to their communities rather than field-wide norms. How can library science education change to meet the new variety, and the variety in a post-neutrality world? The author proposes new metrics for evaluating the…
Descriptors: Library Education, Educational Change, Program Effectiveness, Evaluation Criteria
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Vincenti, Raffaella – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
On August 30, 2019, the Vatican Library hosted a satellite IFLA conference on topics related to education for professionals, exactly 90 years after the first international conference was held in Rome, when the IFLA was officially named and its first statute was established. This paper was presented at the satellite conference to briefly summarize…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Churches, Libraries, International Organizations
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Mehra, Bharat – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Traditionally, American library and information science (LIS) education and librarianship have been predominantly white and female-oriented professions. As an international gay male person of color (originally from India) in its ranks, I have embraced social justice scholarship outside and within our bastion institutions of higher learning during…
Descriptors: Library Science, College Faculty, Males, Minority Group Teachers
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Gibson, Amelia N. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Previous studies have established particular patterns of inequity, micro, and macro-aggressions that affect faculty of color at U.S. universities. This article provides an autoethnographic perspective on the experiences of women of color in LIS. It focuses specifically on the ways that prioritizing comfort and civility over equity and justice can…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, College Faculty, Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers
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Chancellor, Renate L. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
African-American women faculty are told that contemporary educational and professional institutions, particularly at historically White institutions (HWIs), are places where they can succeed. However, in these institutions, many Black women faculty are exposed to racial and gender discrimination and are subjected to Racial Battle Fatigue. This…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Racial Discrimination
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Hill, Renee F. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
People of color who choose careers in higher education may encounter microaggressions, marginalization, and other unpleasant situations. This narrative shares the experiences and perspectives of one African-American academic's experiences with the intent of encouraging academic professionals from underrepresented populations to persevere.
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Higher Education, Women Faculty, African American Teachers
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Colón-Aguirre, Mónica – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Despite multiple calls for diversifying academia in general, and Library and Information Science programs (LIS) specifically, the number of faculty of color working in higher education remains low. This work presents the points of view and suggestions of a faculty member concerning the diversity dilemma in LIS. The work relies on personal…
Descriptors: Library Education, College Faculty, Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers
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Cooke, Nicole A. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
In this autoethnographic article I reflect on my experiences as a now-tenured faculty member of color, which have been punctuated by incivility, bullying, stress, and abuse. As part of reconciling several acute events, I came to a distinct realization of what I had been going through; I was able to name it, and I was able to articulate the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Library Education, Psychological Patterns
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Gibbons, Leisa; White, Hollie – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
As Library and Information Science (LIS) educators, we teach our students about the changing and evolving role of the information professional in the twenty-first century. For many educators around the world, accreditation of LIS programs also shapes and legitimizes curriculum. This comparative study of the United States, Canada, Australia, and…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Library Education, Foreign Countries, Models
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Ondrusek, Anita; Ren, Xiaoai; Yang, Changwoo – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Very few formal studies have documented the errors committed in online searching performances, and none have focused exclusively on students in library and information science programs. To fill this gap, the authors conducted a content analysis of online searching errors of MLIS students based upon a coding scheme derived from previous error…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Graduate Students, Masters Programs
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Kimmel, Sue C.; Burns, Elizabeth; DiScala, Jeffrey – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Library and information science education today must prepare future professionals to leverage various technologies and develop professional networks that will propel them into future careers. Increasingly, today's information professionals need to understand how to create identities, build relationships, and engage in productive work with others…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Online Courses, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development
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Saunders, Laura; Estell, Allison N. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Copyright has an impact on nearly every aspect of the information professions, from developing collections to creating local policy and educating patrons. Given the apparent importance of copyright to information professionals, it is crucial that librarians and other information professionals be prepared for copyright-related responsibilities…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Library Education, Graduate Students, Familiarity
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