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Coleman, J. Gordon, Jr. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1989
Presents the results of a survey of 60 ALA-accredited programs concerning the role of practicum. Results discussed include the prevalence of practicums in the curriculum; percentage of students who undertake a practicum; administrative aspects such as faculty responsibility and compensation; and practicum requirements, credits, and funding. (nine…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Faculty, Credits, Experiential Learning
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Larson, Mary Ellen; Meltzer, Ellen – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
Reports the results of a survey which collected the syllabi of library school courses that mentioned bibliographic instruction over a three-year period (1983 to 1986). An analysis of these syllabi is used to identify trends in bibliographic instruction curriculum. (CLB)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Evaluation, Library Education
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Howden, Norman; Boyce, Bert R. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1988
Reports the results of a survey of library schools that examined the current use of microcomputers and computer-assisted instruction in the teaching of online searching. The need for a methodology to test the effectiveness of these instructional methods is discussed. (9 references) (CLB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Educational Trends, Higher Education
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Moran, Barbara B. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1985
Presents overview of teaching of popular culture in schools of library and information science assembled from course information and syllabi from 10 schools. Common components in courses offered and descriptions of three specific courses (University of Pittsburgh, University of Illinois, University of North Carolina) are provided. Twelve…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Courses, Higher Education
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East, Dennis; Lam, Errol – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1995
Discusses the need for multiculturalism to be a part of the library science curriculum to prepare librarians for work in culturally diverse societies and library environments. Reports results of a library school survey on the issue of multiculturalism as it relates to curriculum modification or revision. The survey's questionnaire is appended.…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs
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Lowell, Kay E. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1997
Presents the results of a November 1995 survey of ALA-accredited library schools that was conducted to determine (1) whether computer literacy is either an admission prerequisite or graduation requirement for M.L.S. programs, (2) the definition of computer literacy used by each school, and (3) the options for satisfying any requirements. Contains…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Degree Requirements, Higher Education, Information Science Education
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Harada, Violet – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1996
Describes a survey that was undertaken to discover the current availability of school library media preparation programs in schools with American Library Association (ALA) accreditation, percentages of students and faculty involved, and the nature of courses required and recommended in the field. A copy of the questionnaire is appended.…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Faculty, Competency Based Education, Elective Courses
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Mellott, Constance M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1993
Presents results of two surveys that examined changes in library science programs accredited by the American Library Association between 1984-85 and 1989-90. One survey focused on specialty courses in archival studies, art, health sciences, and music librarianship; and the second survey allowed respondents to report on other specialty courses…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Archives, Comparative Analysis, Elective Courses
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Sykes, Gayle D.; Roper, Fred W. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1994
Describes a study that was conducted to examine the structures and functions of advisory boards and councils at Canadian and U.S. schools with programs of library and information science accredited by the American Library Association. The impact of these boards on programs and program quality is discussed. (Contains five references.) (LRW)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Advisory Committees, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Rogers, Shelley L. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1994
Discussion of ethics in librarianship focuses on a study of library schools accredited by the American Library Association that was conducted to provide factual information about how the study of ethics in librarianship is currently incorporated into the curriculum. Specific courses on ethics and courses that incorporate ethics are examined.…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Course Content, Curriculum Development, Ethics
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Davis, Charles H. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1990
Describes survey of American and Canadian library schools that was conducted to determine changes in instruction in computer programing following the growth of microcomputer use. Optional versus required courses are examined, types of programing languages taught are reported, and reasons for changes in the languages offered are suggested. (Seven…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elective Courses, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Cornish, Graham P. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1994
Reports on an international survey of training programs for interlibrary loan and document supply offered by 137 library associations and library schools. Results indicated a discrepancy between topics taught and topics practitioners considered important. Trainers' major problems were lack of skills and materials and the fact that others failed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Interlibrary Loans, Library Associations
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Frick, Elizabeth – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
Reports the results of a survey of U.K. librarians that examined where practitioners received training for user education. The finding that training was predominantly received outside of the library school setting is discussed in terms of the need for user education courses within library school curriculums. (CLB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Developed Nations, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Barron, Daniel D. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
Presents the results of a study on the use of video and audio telecommunications technologies by library and information science programs. Barriers to the use of video technologies, as perceived by curriculum committee chairpersons, are identified and discussed. (Author/CLB)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Communications, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Nakano, Kimberly L.; Morrison, Janet – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1992
Describes a program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, in which library school students in the introduction to reference course participate in a required practicum at the research library information desk. Although a survey of other accredited library schools shows no other similar practicum program, 49% of those surveyed expressed interest.…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Curriculum Design, Faculty, Graduate Students
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