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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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Snow, Karen – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
This paper explores four main areas that will likely have an impact upon the future of information organization education. In particular, information organization education must be prepared for the continued shift from the use of traditional library cataloging standards to more web-compliant, linked-data standards. Also, there will be more…
Descriptors: Information Management, Cataloging, Library Education, Ethics
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Mai, Jens-Erik – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
This paper argues that medium for information access becomes central to library and information science. The author discusses the notion of medium, medium neutrality, and personalization and suggests that the dominating paradigm of providing fast, efficient, and neutral systems and services for retrieving information has sidetracked opportunities…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Information Retrieval, Search Engines, Library Education
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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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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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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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Engelson, Leslie A. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
No standardized learning outcomes exist for the cataloging education of school librarians in library and information science (LIS) programs. Additionally, LIS programs teach cataloging concepts in a variety of ways over various timeframes, raising the question of what it is that LIS programs should teach about cataloging and classification to…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Media Specialists, Librarians, Cataloging
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Chancellor, Renate L. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Increasingly, Library and Information Science (LIS) programs are offering study-abroad opportunities for students to have broader global classroom experiences to gain knowledge and exposure and to think beyond the confines of geographic boundaries. While study-abroad courses have long been a part of undergraduate and graduate education in North…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Library Science, Library Education, Information Science
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Shu, Fei – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This study investigated LIS doctoral students' publication in North America since the 1960s and measured the impact of interdisciplinarity such as doctoral advisors' disciplinary background and collaboration network on their publication productivity and quality. After analyzing the LIS doctoral graduates' publications since the 1960s, this study…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Library Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Hands, Africa S. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This study aimed to identify factors motivating individuals to earn a doctoral degree in library and information science. Data about doctoral student motivation was collected from first-year students through a survey, semi-structured interviews, and personal admission statements. Findings suggest five motivating factors: research-related…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Motivation, Library Science, Library Education
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