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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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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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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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Helkenberg, Davin; Schoenberger, Nicole; Kooy, S. A. Vander; Pemberton, Amanda; Ali, Karim; Bartlett, Sarah; Clair, Jillian; Crombleholme, Sydney; Dee, Alison; DePierro, Kristy; Greenwood, Timothy; Lobzun, Meagan; Petersen, Cassandra; Saunders, Sabrina Redwing; Tarzi, Mary; Ward, Kristyn; Zip, Stacey – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This paper was produced as a collaborative project by a Progressive Librarianship class at an ALA-accredited Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program located in Canada. Recent research in LIS has identified a need for issues of social justice to be discussed more prominently in LIS education. From a uniquely student perspective,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Information Science Education, Library Science
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Ford, Charlotte; Faires, Debbie; Hirsh, Sandra; Carranza, Nítida – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
This comparative case study evaluated the role of foreign language study within the Library and Information Science (LIS) curriculum of two programs in the United States and Honduras. The purpose of this research was to understand the significance and usefulness of language courses from the perspective of the students enrolled. Students who had…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Library Science, Information Science, Curriculum
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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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Ondrusek, Anita L.; Ren, Xiaoai; Yang, Changwoo – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
Online searching is a skill that all professional programs educating librarians consider an essential part of their curricula. However, investigations of online searching behavior have centered almost exclusively on end users, and there have been no recent formal studies that explore the online searching behaviors of MLIS students. In this study,…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Learning Strategies, Masters Programs, Graduate Students
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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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Worthington, Becca – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
Children's librarians are often required to be performers. The purpose of the study reported in this paper was to determine the degree to which the Masters of Library Science (MLS) programs accredited by the American Library Association currently incorporate theatrical and performance-based training. A quantitative content analysis was conducted…
Descriptors: Libraries, Childrens Literature, Library Education, Masters Programs
Simons, Rachel N.; Ocepek, Melissa G.; Barker, Lecia J. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
A combination of public relations, marketing, advertising, and information and communication technologies, social media work is an increasingly important part of information professionals' jobs. This paper reports on a survey-based study of 49 information professionals who routinely use social media in their work. Respondents provided information…
Descriptors: Surveys, Professional Personnel, Social Media, Technology Integration
Becnel, Kim; Moeller, Robin A.; Pope, Jon C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
While experiential learning is recognized as an important pedagogical approach in Library and Information Science education, logistical hurdles can make implementing meaningful experiential projects challenging, especially in online courses. This paper will describe a project in which Library Science instructors were able to overcome common…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Masters Programs, Library Science, Undergraduate Study
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Zhang, Xiangmin – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
This research investigated the relationship between online students' behaviors in a learning management system and their learning performance, as measured by their final grades. Four online information technology classes in a major U.S. library and information science program were studied. The course sites' log data, as well as the students' final…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Behavior, Case Studies, Information Science Education
Oguz, Fatih; Chu, Clara M.; Chow, Anthony S. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
This paper presents a large scale study of online MLIS students (n = 910), who completed at least one online course and were enrolled in 36 of the 58 ALA-accredited MLIS programs in Canada and the United States. The results indicate that the typical student is female, White, lives in an urban setting, and is in her mid-30s. Online students were…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Library Science, Library Education, Masters Programs
Yi, Kwan; Turner, Ralph – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
The current landscape of the School Librarianship educational programs and curricula of master's degrees in the USA has been explored. The master's programs are currently offered in the following four venues: (1) programs that are American Library Association (ALA) accredited but not American Association of School Librarians (AASL) recognized,…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Education, College Curriculum, Masters Programs
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Agosto, Denise E.; Copeland, Andrea J.; Zach, Lisl – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
Blended education, which mixes elements of face-to-face and online educational delivery, can occur at the activity, course, program, or administrative level. This study examined the use of student blogs to test the benefits of course-level blended educational delivery for LIS students enrolled in a face-to-face course. Data collected from…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Online Courses, Cooperation
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