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Lacy, Meagan; Copeland, Andrea J. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
Although mentoring is widely valued and encouraged within librarianship, it has been conceived mostly as a professional relationship that occurs after one has obtained a position. Thus, mentoring among LIS students is not customary--largely because internships and field experiences are not universally required. To address this problem, the…
Descriptors: Library Education, Library Instruction, Information Services, Mentors
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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
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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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Pacios, Ana R. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
This article shows the assessments made by students from the Carlos III University of Madrid of the induction period in the practicum they performed during their courses of study, and their perceptions of and attitudes towards it. The method used was a survey comprising 6 questions about the induction process, which was carried out among 359…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Education, College Students, Practicums
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Most, Linda R.; Kazmer, Michelle M.; Marty, Paul F. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
This paper examines two IMLS-funded scholarship programs that targeted non-traditional LIS students, documenting non-academic aspects of the programs that participating students identified as most important to the successful completion of their academic programs and to their establishment as contributing members of the professional library…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Information Science Education, Graduation Rate, Graduate Students
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Welch, Cindy C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
Youth services faculty in LIS programs have seen significant changes in the last ten years in the content they teach and the variety of methods by which they deliver instruction. However, youth services education continues to be understudied and this study takes a first look at several gaps in the LIS education literature: youth services faculty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Youth Programs, Library Services
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Becnel, Kim; O'Shea, Patrick – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
This paper describes the design of an innovative educational experience that took place during the summer of 2011 with a cohort of library science students at Appalachian State University. This group of students, working online in their own virtual public libraries, engaged in an extended epistemic game that required the participants to undertake…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Library Administration, Library Education, Educational Games
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Evans, Abigail; Dresang, Eliza; Campana, Katie; Feldman, Erika – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
Over the past two decades, preparation of LIS professionals to conduct credible research has been both scrutinized and encouraged by a variety of scholars. The conclusion of these researchers has been that there is a paucity of courses and that opportunities for students to participate in authentic field research are few. There is a resulting need…
Descriptors: Action Research, Graduate Students, Student Research, Research Methodology
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Wu, Yejun – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
This paper addresses the curriculum overlap and gap between LIS education and intelligence education by analyzing the content of the websites of the intelligence education programs and courses in 27 representative intelligence education universities in the United States, and the intelligence-related programs and courses in the 56 LIS programs in…
Descriptors: Library Science, Library Education, Web Sites, Computer Literacy
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Cooper, Linda Z. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
This paper presents a case study that examines an internship as service learning and participating students' perceptions of their learning in two learning environments. The internship experience in this situation is first examined to ascertain that it qualifies as service learning. At the conclusion of this service learning internship experience,…
Descriptors: Library Education, Student Attitudes, Internship Programs, Service Learning
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Marken, James A.; Dickinson, Gail K. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
Implementing Communities of Practice (CoP) in online learning is well documented (Gray, 2004; Wenger & Snyder, 2000), and is of particular interest to the LIS profession (Yukawa, 2010). Most of the students in school library programs are practicing teachers seeking to add the library science endorsement to their existing license. They are…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Library Education, School Libraries, Student Attitudes
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Martens, Marianne – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
While much has been written about the pioneering children's librarian Anne Carroll Moore, little has been written about her role as a "de facto" literary agent. As such, Moore was an innovator not only in children's librarianship, but also in the field of children's publishing. This paper analyzes Moore's letters at the Manuscripts and…
Descriptors: Libraries, Librarians, Childrens Literature, Publishing Industry
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Rabina, Debbie – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
This paper presents the results of a Delphi study conducted over a two-month period in 2011. The purpose of the study was to identify reference sources that should be covered in basic reference courses taught in LIS programs in the United States. The Delphi method was selected for its appropriateness in soliciting expert opinions and assessing the…
Descriptors: Library Education, Information Services, Reference Materials, Delphi Technique
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Higgins, Susan E.; Chaudhry, Abdus Sattar – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2003
Focuses on traditional areas of the study of public, school, and academic libraries that have generally declined in schools of library science. Considers the impact of information technology on academic programs of information studies and describes a study of curriculum building at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Tallman, Julie – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2003
Reports on an experience teaching online internationally, between a lecturer at the University of Georgia and library science students at the University of Botswana, using an auto-ethnographic method to discuss classroom teaching experiences in Botswana and how they influenced course design, teaching style, and desired student learning…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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