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Xue, Chunxiang; Wu, Xiuzhi; Zhu, Lei; Chu, Heting – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
For decades, library and information science (LIS) education has been producing LIS professionals to serve people in all walks of life. But there are challenges to LIS education as society advances. This study performed quantitative and qualitative content analyses of data collected about LIS education in China and the United States. Four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Science Education, Library Schools, Institutional Mission
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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
Burns, Elizabeth A.; Howard, Jody K.; Kimmel, Sue C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
To properly prepare pre-service school librarians, school library educators in online courses must provide opportunities for collaborative engagement. This collaborative education should also recognize the pedagogical benefit of the organic formation of communities of practice that develop within areas outside of curriculum content. This…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Library Education, School Libraries, Online Courses
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Forest, Danielle E.; Kimmel, Sue C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
In today's media-laden environment, the ability to read text from a critical literacy perspective is imperative, particularly for librarians who influence children's reading choices and behaviors. This study examines the critical literacy performances of students in an online, asynchronous, graduate-level children's literature course using a…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Online Courses, Literature Appreciation, Computer Mediated Communication
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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
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Scripps-Hoekstra, Lindy; Carroll, Megan; Fotis, Theresa – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
This study set out to provide an understanding of how LIS programs ensure that students are prepared for the demands of graduate study in the twenty-first century, how these expectations may have evolved since Kules's and McDaniel's previous 2008 study, and how various types of programs compare in their approaches. Content analysis was used to…
Descriptors: Library Science, Technological Literacy, Technology Education, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Moreillon, Judi; Hall, Ruth Nicole – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
"Digital Advocacy Stories: A Pedagogical Tool for Communicating and Strengthening Library Values" is a case study conducted in LS5633: The Art of Storytelling. The purpose of this study was to investigate graduate student candidates' development of library values through the use of digital tools to create and disseminate advocacy…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Values Education, Graduate Students, Investigations
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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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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Aversa, Elizabeth; MacCall, Steven – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
This paper is a case study of a Master of Library and Information Studies degree program online option that has been unusually successful in retaining and graduating students. Design characteristics of this program that has maintained a retention rate of over 90 percent over five years are described and mapped to the literature on distance…
Descriptors: Profiles, Academic Persistence, Synchronous Communication, Online Courses