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Xue, Chunxiang; Wu, Xiuzhi; Zhu, Lei; Chu, Heting – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
For decades, library and information science (LIS) education has been producing LIS professionals to serve people in all walks of life. But there are challenges to LIS education as society advances. This study performed quantitative and qualitative content analyses of data collected about LIS education in China and the United States. Four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Science Education, Library Schools, Institutional Mission
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Caspe, Margaret; Lopez, M. Elena – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Many librarians work in public libraries to make a difference for children, families, and communities and identify family and community engagement as a cornerstone of their responsibilities. For librarians to be successful they must be afforded strong foundations in family and community engagement that begin early in their preparation. Yet little…
Descriptors: Librarians, Public Libraries, Library Role, Family Involvement
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Hackney, S. E.; Handel, Dinah; Hezekiah, Bianca; Hochman, Jessica; Lau, Amy; Sula, Chris Alen – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This paper is based on statistical and qualitative analysis of library and information science (LIS) literature. Our study asks the question of whether, and if so, how, and how often, the discourse generated by scholarly literature in LIS engages discussion about identity in LIS, what topics are covered, and whether the articles engage praxis, or…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Professional Identity, Visualization, Library Science