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Lamb, Annette – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
Information workers are not born information fluent. Like other students, incoming library science students enter graduate programs with a broad range of information and technology skills. The aim of this study was to determine if systematically designed online tutorials would be effective in preparing university students with information literacy…
Descriptors: Librarians, Information Literacy, Library Science, Needs Assessment
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Hicks, Alison – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
Education for Instruction Librarians has traditionally centered upon the acquisition of practical classroom skills. While this approach has merit, from a sociocultural perspective of learning, student development emerges more completely through engagement with the communal activities and values that constitute professional practices rather than…
Descriptors: Library Education, Library Instruction, Electronic Publishing, Writing Assignments
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
Copeland, Clayton A.; Martin, Michelle H. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
Literacy and literacy skill development remain critical concerns in the U.S. "Two of every three students in the U.S. do not have the necessary reading proficiencies to successfully complete grade-level work" (Allington, 2011). Camp Read-a-Rama, a summer day camp in South Carolina for 4- to 11-year-olds, creates innovative programming…
Descriptors: Literacy, Information Science Education, Skill Development, Summer Programs
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Tosaka, Yugi; Park, Jung-ran – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
This study aims at gaining a better understanding of the current state and needs of RDA training among cataloging and metadata practitioners. Using nationwide survey data focusing on the academic library sector, this study finds that while training activities since RDA's release in 2010 show a positive correlation with catalogers' levels of RDA…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Academic Libraries, Continuing Education, Training
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Nathan, Lisa P.; MacGougan, Alice; Shaffer, Elizabeth – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
Social networking tools offer opportunities for innovative, participative pedagogical practice within traditional institutional frameworks. However, tensions continue to develop within this space: between creativity and security, personal and professional identity, privacy and openness. We argue that iSchools are uniquely positioned to create…
Descriptors: Social Networks, School Policy, Educational Technology, Online Courses
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Albright, Kendra S.; Gavigan, Karen – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
HIV/AIDS infections are growing at an alarming rate for young adults. In 2009, youth, ages 13-29, accounted for 39% of all new HIV infections in the U.S. (Division of HIV/ AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 2011). South Carolina ranks eighth in the nation for new HIV cases, while the capital city of Columbia ranks seventh…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Teaching Methods, Prevention, Health Promotion
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Carmichael, James V., Jr.; Shontz, Marilyn L. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1997
Describes a survey of graduates from master's in library and information studies programs concerning social responsibility and gender issues and the treatment that these subjects received in their classes. Results are discussed that indicate that librarians and library education are less progressive than commonly depicted, and a copy of the survey…
Descriptors: Course Content, Gender Issues, Graduate Students, Graduate Surveys
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Green, Tim C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1993
Reports on a study of Association of Independent Information Professionals members conducted to determine the essential competencies for individuals in the information brokering field. A literature review is provided, the survey methodology and characteristics of the 190 respondents are described, and the 29 competencies respondents identified are…
Descriptors: Competence, Information Scientists, Job Skills, Professional Associations
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Williams, Helen E. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
Reports the results of a 1962 to 1974 survey which examined the nature of educational experiences and social interactions of black students at predominantly white library schools. Possible areas of discrimination explored included classroom interactions, grading procedures, advising, and social interactions with white students. (CLB)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Black Students, Classroom Environment, College Environment
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Faibisoff, Sylvia G.; Willis, Deborah J. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
This broad overview of distance education includes a review of definitions; a nonevaluative look at several distance education programs, both national and international; a discussion of the various modes used to deliver distance education; a description of distance education students; and comments and conclusions. (Author/CLB)
Descriptors: Definitions, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
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Patterson, Charles D. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1985
A readership survey was undertaken to ask subscribers to express concerns regarding satisfaction with all aspects of "The Journal of Education for Library and Information Science" (scholarly refereed journal), including association activities section, articles, columns (research record, continuing education, teachers, international), the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Library Associations, Library Education, Library Science
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Biggs, Mary; Bookstein, Abraham – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1988
Describes a survey that asked 45 library school faculty to identify the criteria that characterize high quality masters programs. The findings discussed include differences in opinions of faculty in doctoral and non-doctoral granting schools, and attitudes toward teaching quality and responsiveness to current issues as appropriate criteria. (13…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Curriculum Evaluation, Doctoral Programs, Educational Objectives
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Erkkila, John; Nicholls, Paul – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1992
Surveys were conducted of the directors of 120 Ontario public libraries and 7 Canadian library schools to assess how well the schools are preparing students for administrative and management positions. It was found that the schools are covering the topics deemed important by public libraries through general courses in library administration. (36…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Research, Foreign Countries
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McCook, Kathleen de la Pena; Moen, William E. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1992
A survey of master's students from 54 accredited library schools reveals that location and flexible scheduling were the prevailing reasons for the selection of a library program. Faculty, quality of programs, financial support, and costs were shown to be less important overall. (nine references) (EA)
Descriptors: College Choice, Decision Making, Financial Support, Full Time Students
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