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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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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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McKinney, Pamela; Cook, Chloe – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
The use of collaborative pedagogies is a well-respected and common feature of higher education, and the ability to work well in a team is a desirable graduate and professional attribute. However, tutors can often experience significant issues with the support and management of student group work, and students can find group work difficult to…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Teamwork, Student Attitudes, Information Science Education
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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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Luo, Lili – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
A small number of LIS degree programs have adopted a diversified approach to research methods education, including offering an array of specialized research methods courses in addition to a general introductory course. The current study conducted an in-depth investigation of the diversified research methods curriculum of the LIS program at San…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Research Methodology, Higher Education
Johnston, Nicole; Karafotias, Theofanis – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
This paper provides an overview of a teaching and learning project that explored the flipped classroom model to determine if it was an effective teaching and learning method to use with library and information studies (LIS) students with diverse learning needs. The project involved developing a range of videos in different styles for students to…
Descriptors: Library Science, Blended Learning, Information Science, Student Needs
Bloomquist, Catherine – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
Despite the popularity of service learning, it is sometimes criticized for its lack of academic rigor. This piece provides a counterpoint to that argument by describing a LIS service-learning course from the student's perspective. I focus particularly on the role of reflection, a key component in service-learning courses that helps to…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Reflection, Transformative Learning, 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
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Davis, Casey E.; Juengling, Lisa B.; Laurent, Rebekah D.; Pye, Nicole; Williamson, James – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
Why do students join student chapters? What do they hope to gain from joining them? The Louisiana State University (LSU) chapter of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) conducted a research project that addresses these questions. The SAA-LSU chapter surveyed LIS students and recent graduates from the 61 ALA accredited LIS programs in the…
Descriptors: Expectation, Student Experience, Student Surveys, Graduate Surveys
Blundell, Shelley; Lambert, Frank – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
In early spring 2013, a pilot study was conducted at a major public university in Ohio to explore elements of information anxiety (defined herein as a combination of library anxiety and information technology anxiety) among second-semester freshmen enrolled in all iterations of both a traditional and a remedial first-year English course. The…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Student Attitudes, College Freshmen, Public Colleges
Stephens, Michael; Jones, Kyle M. L. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
Beyond for-credit offerings, some library and information science (LIS) schools are exploring MOOCs as a means to promote lifelong learning and professional development. Using web surveys and descriptive content analysis methods, this paper empirically addresses if, in LIS programs, MOOCs can fill a role and serve new populations of learners…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Lifelong Learning, Open Education, Online Courses
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Mardis, Marcia A. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
School librarianship is affected by the widespread challenges affecting schools and changing notions of school libraries' relevancy. The purpose of this study was to ascertain how these societal trends influenced educators' decisions to be school librarians. In this second phase of a longitudinal qualitative study, five school library program…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Librarian Attitudes, Career Choice
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Brown, Ron T.; Albright, Kendra S. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
Stagnant perceptions continue to persist in the general public regarding the services libraries offer. LIS research suggests an increased need for marketing, yet LIS programs and students may not view marketing as core to the degree. The Google Online Marketing Challenge (GOMC), a global competition for online marketing, was incorporated into two…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Skill Development, Educational Needs, Publicity
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Aharony, Noa – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
The present study explores LIS students' perceptions toward the assimilation of e-books in the library. The research was conducted during the summer semester of the 2010 academic year in Israel and 144 students participated in the research. The study used three questionnaires: a personal details questionnaire, students' perceptions towards e-books…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Electronic Publishing, Library Science, Library Education
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Cherry, Joan M.; Freund, Luanne; Duff, Wendy M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
Using a web-based survey, this study explored students' perceptions of their master's programs in information studies at six Canadian universities. Findings indicate that students rate most aspects of their programs positively, although few respondents give the highest ratings, indicating that there is substantial room for improvement. When asked…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Masters Programs, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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