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Larson, Mary Ellen; Meltzer, Ellen – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
Reports the results of a survey which collected the syllabi of library school courses that mentioned bibliographic instruction over a three-year period (1983 to 1986). An analysis of these syllabi is used to identify trends in bibliographic instruction curriculum. (CLB)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Evaluation, Library Education
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Abrera, Josefa B. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
This examination of the literature on doctoral programs, dissertations, and graduates in library and information science identifies trends in the establishment and development of these programs, as well as overriding themes in the literature during three time periods based on the publication of the landmark Danton report in 1959. (CLB)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Higher Education
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Curran, Charles C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
This discussion of the situation of part-time students focuses on generally accepted attitudes toward such students, possible role conflicts between faculty and students who are knowledgeable practitioners, the needs of these students in terms of course content and availability, and the special problems posed by distance education. (CLB)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Graduate Students
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Beitz, Nancy C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
Reports the results of a telephone survey of 64 library schools which examined off-campus courses, including the number of courses, enrollment, use of telecommunications, faculty and student attitudes toward distance education, and placement and advising services for distance education students. Several delivery systems for academic advising are…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Geographic Location
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Holley, Edward G.; And Others – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1986
Examines endowment funds and annual gifts to American Library Association-accredited library schools. Tables present data on the market value of endowment funds and the annual income and annual gifts. Ways in which support may be increased are suggested, and observations are made on the future of private support. (CLB)
Descriptors: Corporate Support, Donors, Educational Finance, Endowment Funds
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Howden, Norman; Boyce, Bert R. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1988
Reports the results of a survey of library schools that examined the current use of microcomputers and computer-assisted instruction in the teaching of online searching. The need for a methodology to test the effectiveness of these instructional methods is discussed. (9 references) (CLB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Educational Trends, Higher Education
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Garland, Kathleen; Rike, Galen E. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
This study examined the relationship between scholarly publication by faculty teaching in library and information science programs and 18 selected variables. Six variables were found to be predictors of faculty productivity: highest degree earned, size of faculty, years elapsed from bachelors's to highest degree, program type, prestige of program,…
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, Higher Education, Information Science, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Stein, Barbara L.; And Others – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1986
Cognitive and communicative skills of library school students and health science students were compared using two self-reporting cognitive style inventories. Differences were found between the groups in oral, written, and nonverbal communication, and reasoning patterns, which may result in poor communication when librarians deal with health…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Cognitive Tests, Communication Skills, Comparative Analysis
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Patterson, Charles D. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
Reviews the increased importance of bibliographic instruction in libraries of all types and addresses the question of whether librarians are adequately trained to teach library patrons. The responsibility of library schools to provide training for bibliographic instruction is discussed. (CLB)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Wilson, Lizabeth A. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
Discusses the need to prepare library school graduates for bibliographic instruction responsibilities, and describes the background, development, implementation, and evaluation of a course offered at the University of Illinois which combined bibliographic instruction theory and practice. Recommendations for future education in bibliographic…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Evaluation, Course Objectives, Higher Education
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Frick, Elizabeth – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
Reports the results of a survey of U.K. librarians that examined where practitioners received training for user education. The finding that training was predominantly received outside of the library school setting is discussed in terms of the need for user education courses within library school curriculums. (CLB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Developed Nations, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Wang, Chih; Layne, Benjamin H. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
Describes the methodology of White's survey of the perceived quality of library education programs, and examines the validity of using the results to rank library schools. The correlation between perception rankings and number of graduates per school are presented and discussed as a possible biasing factor in White's results. (CLB)
Descriptors: Correlation, Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods, Library Schools
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White, Howard D.; Nolt, Cynthia – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
Describes the use of ALSCAL, a computer program for multidimensional scaling, to map enrollment in 49 electives at Drexel University's College of Information Studies during two time periods. The results for this department are presented, and the explanatory power of this evaluation technique for any curriculum is discussed. (6 references) (CLB)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Correlation, Curriculum Evaluation, Elective Courses
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Hopkins, Richard L. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
Describes the focus of current library school courses on the subject literatures of broad knowledge areas. An emphasis on scientific and scholarly communication and the nature and structure of substantive and bibliographic literature are discussed as well as the relationship between these two components. (Author/CLB)
Descriptors: Citation Analysis, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Higher Education
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Menezes de Figueiredo, Nice; Menou, Michel J. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1988
Describes a study in which the textbooks and specialized periodicals in information science used by 26 Brazilian library schools were grouped by 39 course topics and evaluated by various criteria. A methodology for identifying gaps in coverage by the available instructional materials and establishing priorities for production is presented. (8…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Course Objectives, Developing Nations, Evaluation Methods
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