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Harris, Roma M.; Michell, B. Gillian; Cooley, Carol – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
Five directory issues of the "Journal of Education for Librarianship" covering a span of 18 years were examined in order to determine whether there are gender-related differences in teaching specialties within graduate programs of library and information science. The results of this inquiry revealed strong support for the gender-linked…
Descriptors: Library Education, Gender Differences, College Faculty, Specialization
Wellstead, Peta – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
Much has changed in the information environment since the years of Harris' review. It is important to mention the significance of the impact of technology that has rendered the work of librarians and information workers almost unknowable to those teaching in the period 1965-1983. As a result of these reviews and technological changes, many…
Descriptors: Library Education, Gender Differences, College Faculty, Graduate Study
Dow, Mirah J.; Boettcher, Carrie A.; Diego, Juana F.; Karch, Marziah E.; Todd-Diaz, Ashley; Woods, Kristine M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
The purpose of this mixed methods study is to determine the effectiveness of case-based pedagogy in teaching basic principles of information ethics and ethical decision making. Study reports results of pre- and post-assessment completed by 49 library and information science (LIS) graduate students at a Midwestern university. Using Creswell's…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Mixed Methods Research, Instructional Effectiveness, Ethics
Koh, Kyungwon; Abbas, June – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
An increasing number of libraries and museums provide transformative learning spaces, often called "Learning Labs" and "Makerspaces." These spaces invite users to explore traditional and digital media, interact with mentors and peers, and engage in creative projects. For these spaces and programs to be sustainable, it is…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Personnel, Interviews, Higher Education
Martell, Charles – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
Trapped by inflexible mechanisms, many institutions are unable to adapt smoothly to the changing expectations and needs of their clients. Our educational system is particularly out-of-sync. Student-centered teaching--participative education--through unstructuring is one method for encouraging a flexible, creative, classroom environment. However,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Library Education, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
Chu, Clara M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
Student-centered learning was the pedagogical approach that was tried but found wanting in Charles Martell's classroom; the experience which he describes in his 1972 "JELIS" article. Persuaded by research accounts that student-centered teaching was more effective in stimulating critical thinking, he sought to apply it to enhance graduate…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Library Education, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
Latham, Kiersten F. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
This paper is an attempt to support and promote education programs that cover the entire cultural heritage landscape (libraries, archives, museums) as an integrated, larger meta-discipline. By taking a larger picture approach, professionals who do the work of memory institutions can be more effective in their work, in the promotion of that…
Descriptors: Library Education, Museums, Interdisciplinary Approach, Library Science
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
Jaeger, Paul T.; Gorham, Ursula; Taylor, Natalie Greene; Bertot, John C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
As technology continues to advance at a rapid rate, it is increasingly important to consider how information policies are formulated and the impact that they have on both the public's access to information and the roles of information professionals. As such, current and future information professionals must be adequately prepared through education…
Descriptors: Information Policy, Library Education, Teaching Methods, Courses
Park, Jung-ran; Tosaka, Yuji – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
This study aims at providing in-depth perspectives on the ways in which cataloging and metadata professionals have coped with RDA training and implementation through an e-mail interview method. Results show that the performance-based, "learn-as-you-go," peer learning method is found by practitioners to be most effective in acquiring and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cataloging, Training, Interviews
Burger, Robert H.; Kaufman, Paula T.; Atkinson, Amy L. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
Financial management skills are necessary for responsible library management. In light of the profession's current emphasis on financial literacy, the authors posed four questions: (1) to what extent are library and information science schools providing courses in financial management for their graduates; (2) what is the quality and quantity of…
Descriptors: Library Education, Money Management, Library Administration, College Curriculum
Tsou, Andrew; Sugimoto, Cassidy R. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
Academia is an ever-evolving institution. Where once it was viewed as a body primarily charged with educating students, many instances universities now consider research to be their primary raison d'être. This research surveyed library and information science (LIS) faculty members employed at institutions accredited by the American Libraries…
Descriptors: Library Schools, Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
Maceli, Monica – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
This research study explores technology-related course offerings in ALA-accredited library and information science (LIS) graduate programs in North America. These data are juxtaposed against a text analysis of several thousand LIS-specific technology job listings from the Code4lib jobs website. Starting in 2003, as a popular library technology…
Descriptors: Information Technology, College Curriculum, Library Education, Graduate Study
Bishop, Bradley Wade; Grubesic, Tony H.; Parrish, Theresa – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
In higher education's environment of accountability, the development and assessment of student learning outcomes (SLOs) are driven by both external stakeholder requirements for accreditation and internal institutional pressures to demonstrate student learning as the core function of universities and colleges. This paper presents a framework to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Student Evaluation, Outcomes of Education
Kim, Jeonghyun – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
The University of North Texas conducted a project involving rigorous curriculum development and instructional design to address the goal of building capacity in the Library and Information Sciences curriculum. To prepare information professionals with the competencies needed for digital curation and data management practice, the project developed…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, Capacity Building
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