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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
Burns, Elizabeth A.; Howard, Jody K.; Kimmel, Sue C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
To properly prepare pre-service school librarians, school library educators in online courses must provide opportunities for collaborative engagement. This collaborative education should also recognize the pedagogical benefit of the organic formation of communities of practice that develop within areas outside of curriculum content. This…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Library Education, School Libraries, Online Courses
Kimmel, Sue C.; Howard, Jody K.; Ruzzi, Bree – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
Dresang's Radical Change (1999) has far-reaching implications for pre-service preparation programs for future library and information science leaders. The challenge is to create experiences that will assist with developing these leadership qualities. In this qualitative case study, the authors share findings related to leadership development from…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Community Services, Library Science, Information Science
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Marken, James A.; Dickinson, Gail K. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
Implementing Communities of Practice (CoP) in online learning is well documented (Gray, 2004; Wenger & Snyder, 2000), and is of particular interest to the LIS profession (Yukawa, 2010). Most of the students in school library programs are practicing teachers seeking to add the library science endorsement to their existing license. They are…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Library Education, School Libraries, Student Attitudes