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Ondrusek, Anita; Ren, Xiaoai; Yang, Changwoo – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Very few formal studies have documented the errors committed in online searching performances, and none have focused exclusively on students in library and information science programs. To fill this gap, the authors conducted a content analysis of online searching errors of MLIS students based upon a coding scheme derived from previous error…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Graduate Students, Masters Programs
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Kimmel, Sue C.; Burns, Elizabeth; DiScala, Jeffrey – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Library and information science education today must prepare future professionals to leverage various technologies and develop professional networks that will propel them into future careers. Increasingly, today's information professionals need to understand how to create identities, build relationships, and engage in productive work with others…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Online Courses, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development
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Saunders, Laura; Estell, Allison N. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Copyright has an impact on nearly every aspect of the information professions, from developing collections to creating local policy and educating patrons. Given the apparent importance of copyright to information professionals, it is crucial that librarians and other information professionals be prepared for copyright-related responsibilities…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Library Education, Graduate Students, Familiarity
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Openo, Jason – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Many Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) programs are now offered online, and most of these programs offer courses on leadership and management principles. Teaching leadership in any context presents challenges because leadership is a hazy and confounding concept. The intrinsic problems in teaching leadership are compounded by the…
Descriptors: Library Education, Masters Programs, Leadership Training, Online Courses
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Engelson, Leslie A. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
No standardized learning outcomes exist for the cataloging education of school librarians in library and information science (LIS) programs. Additionally, LIS programs teach cataloging concepts in a variety of ways over various timeframes, raising the question of what it is that LIS programs should teach about cataloging and classification to…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Media Specialists, Librarians, Cataloging
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Chancellor, Renate L. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Increasingly, Library and Information Science (LIS) programs are offering study-abroad opportunities for students to have broader global classroom experiences to gain knowledge and exposure and to think beyond the confines of geographic boundaries. While study-abroad courses have long been a part of undergraduate and graduate education in North…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Library Science, Library Education, Information Science
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Shu, Fei – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This study investigated LIS doctoral students' publication in North America since the 1960s and measured the impact of interdisciplinarity such as doctoral advisors' disciplinary background and collaboration network on their publication productivity and quality. After analyzing the LIS doctoral graduates' publications since the 1960s, this study…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Library Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Alemanne, Nicole D.; Mandel, Lauren H. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This paper reports on an investigation into the effectiveness of teaching research methods in library and information science (LIS). A review of the literature revealed that the LIS community is engaged in a continuing debate about the most effective means for teaching research methods courses in master's-level LIS programs. Many LIS master's…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Methods Courses, Information Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Mehra, Bharat; Lemieux, Paul A., III; Burwell, Christie; Hixson, Taylor; Partee, Robert P., II; Stophel, Keri; Wood, Nicole E. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This article focuses on two collaborative projects selected by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee to partner in the US Department of State's Diplomacy Lab program that engages college students and faculty to study foreign policy challenges. The projects allowed information science graduate students to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Foreign Policy, International Studies
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Budd, John M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Education for ethics is a topic that is appearing frequently in journals and conferences, but there is little or no agreement on a theory of ethics education and action. This paper proposes non-naturalistic moral realism as a theoretical framework that can fit disciplinary and professional ethics. Alternatives to this framework are detailed, but…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Theory Practice Relationship, Models, Educational Theories
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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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Hartel, Jenna; Oh, Christie; Nguyen, Anh Thu – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Students in the Library and Information Science concentration at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, are being taught the Information Horizon Interview (IHI). By learning this technique, students are able to conduct original information behavior research upon a topic or population of their choice. This article provides a succinct…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Experience, Assignments
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Caspe, Margaret; Lopez, M. Elena – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Many librarians work in public libraries to make a difference for children, families, and communities and identify family and community engagement as a cornerstone of their responsibilities. For librarians to be successful they must be afforded strong foundations in family and community engagement that begin early in their preparation. Yet little…
Descriptors: Librarians, Public Libraries, Library Role, Family Involvement
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Clarke, Rachel Ivy; Kim, Young-In – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Discussions of diversity in American librarianship usually focus on gender or ethnicity, but historical studies also show a lack of diversity in educational and disciplinary backgrounds. Librarians traditionally hail from the humanities, especially English and history. But as current educational attention shifts to science, technology,…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Science, Undergraduate Study, Educational Background
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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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