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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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Katušcáková, Marcela; Jasecková, Galina – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
This paper aims to identify the current state of knowledge management (KM) diffusion in LIS schools. In terms of content, we have identified two principal approaches to the perception of KM in the LIS community: an active approach, seeing KM as an opportunity for the LIS community to change; and a passive approach, seeing KM merely as a topic of…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Information Science Education, Library Schools, Curriculum Development
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Saunders, Laura – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
A master's degree from an ALA-accredited institution can prepare graduates for a wide range of job functions and career paths, but the variety of jobs raises some questions about how LIS programs are meeting the wide range and evolving needs of employers in order to best prepare students for professional positions. What knowledge, skills, and…
Descriptors: Library Education, Minimum Competencies, Job Skills, Librarians
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Raszewski, Rebecca; Dwyer, Jamie; Griffin, Tina – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Librarians who pursue a health sciences librarianship career may need an understanding of health informatics for their work with health-care professionals. Health sciences librarianship courses and degrees are available in most American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library and information science (LIS) programs, but health informatics…
Descriptors: Information Science, Library Education, College Curriculum, Health Sciences
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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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Openo, Jason – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Many Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) programs are now offered online, and most of these programs offer courses on leadership and management principles. Teaching leadership in any context presents challenges because leadership is a hazy and confounding concept. The intrinsic problems in teaching leadership are compounded by the…
Descriptors: Library Education, Masters Programs, Leadership Training, Online Courses
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