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Bernier, Anthony – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
The overarching assessment of youth services rendered by Leslie Edmonds in 1987 remains largely true today: that its most influential force remains not research, or evidence, or constant professional improvement or addressing field-based challenges, but "superstition." Research in youth services pedagogy, likewise, offers a perpetually…
Descriptors: Youth, Library Services, History, Librarians
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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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Freeburg, Darin – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This article outlines the Knowledge Lens--a way of seeing more clearly the opportunities for knowledge creation within organizations and society. It is proposed as a model for schools of Library and Information Science (LIS) to follow when considering curriculum changes. Instead of producing two sets of graduates--those in information and those in…
Descriptors: Information Scientists, Library Science, Information Science Education, Knowledge Management
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Potnis, Devendra; Allard, Suzie – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Mobile devices are a ubiquitous accessory in daily life for millions of people. These devices can be used to effectively meet a user's information needs. Librarians can assist users with the skills to select, purchase, design, develop, deploy, and maintain mobile applications and related technologies (MAT). Project MISSILE (Mobile Information…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Critical Thinking, Library Science
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Jaeger, Paul T.; Gorham, Ursula – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
In the United States, the occupation of law librarianship has existed longer than the American Library Association, and law librarians have their own professional organization that is now more than 100 years old. Throughout this history, however, the related issues of degree requirements and education standards for law librarians have been…
Descriptors: Library Education, Law Libraries, Librarians, Employment Qualifications
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Mills, J. Elizabeth; Campana, Kathleen; Goldsmith, Annette Y. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
In the face of a changing landscape of youth services, LIS education can push the field of librarianship forward by adopting research-based frameworks that are directly applicable to the profession. We combined the Connected Learning framework with Radical Change theory and Outcome-Based Planning and Evaluation (OBPE) to establish the structure…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Graduate Students, Information Science Education, Library Science
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Hartel, Jenna; Noone, Rebecca; Oh, Christie – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
This paper encourages educators in library and information science (LIS) to adopt the "creative deliverable," that is, an assignment that gives students the freedom to display their understanding of course material in an almost unrestricted range of alternative formats and genres, while retaining some key features of traditional…
Descriptors: Library Education, Assignments, Creative Activities, Information Science Education
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Latham, Kiersten F. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
As makerspaces and hackerspaces pop up in libraries and museums, one little lab sits in the middle of an Information School, but it is not a maker-space, a gallery, or a museum. The MuseLab, at the Kent State School of Information, is something else, something new--or perhaps something familiar, but situated in a different context, making it less…
Descriptors: Museums, Library Education, Library Science, Shared Resources and Services
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Mandel, Lauren H. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
Research methods education in LIS master's degree programs is facing several difficult questions: should a methods course be required, what content should be taught in that course, and what is the most effective mechanism for teaching that content. There is little consensus about what should be taught or how, but the American Library Association,…
Descriptors: Library Science, Masters Programs, Research Methodology, Research Skills
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McLaughlin, Jeremy L.; Tucker, Virginia M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
Understanding information organization is a key component to navigating digital library environments as an information professional. While traditionally thought of within the areas of assessment and evaluation, citation indexing is another form of organization and navigation, and learning about it can transform one's knowledge of the information…
Descriptors: Citation Indexes, Fundamental Concepts, Information Management, Information Science Education
Bennett-Kapusniak, Renee; McCleer, Adriana; Glover, Jeannette; Thiele, Jennifer; Wolfram, Dietmar – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
This report discusses the Overcoming Barriers to Information Access (B2A) program. This is a doctoral cohort program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. The program has focused on educating the next generation of doctoral graduates in library and information science with an emphasis on…
Descriptors: Library Education, Library Services, Doctoral Programs, Higher Education
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