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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
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Tucker, Virginia M.; Weedman, Judith; Bruce, Christine S.; Edwards, Sylvia L. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
This paper explores the theoretical framework of threshold concepts and its potential for LIS education. Threshold concepts are key ideas, often troublesome and counterintuitive, that are critical to profound understanding of a domain. Once understood, they allow mastery of significant aspects of the domain, opening up new, previously inaccessible…
Descriptors: Library Education, Theories, Fundamental Concepts, Higher Education
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Wellstead, Peta – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
New Zealand men have poor health outcomes in a range of domains compared to women. They also report barriers (both personal and structural) in their information-seeking behaviors and processes to improve health and wellbeing. This paper reports a research project in progress that is investigating the information-seeking behaviors and processes of…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Stress Variables, Males, Research Projects
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Mehra, Bharat; Tidwell, William Travis – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
The article explores the information landscape (i.e., infoscape) of library and information science (LIS) courses for intersections of health-gender and health-sexual orientation topics, concerns, and issues. This research was considered important because health information support services essential in today's society must include marginalized…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Health, Sexual Orientation
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Pymm, Bob; Hay, Lyn – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
Distance education, by definition, creates a number of challenges for lecturer and student in building and maintaining connection and commitment. The challenges that need to be overcome include communication difficulties, lack of student motivation, high drop out from courses, provision of support at a distance and a sense of isolation or lack of…
Descriptors: Library Education, Distance Education, Cooperative Learning, Computer Uses in Education
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Smith, Daniella – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
School librarian guidelines encourage active leadership in schools. Two ways school librarian educators can encourage school librarians to be leaders are to embed the standards into the certification curriculum and to assess the leadership potential of pre-service school librarians in order to adapt the curriculum to their needs. This mixed-method…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, School Libraries, Capacity Building, Library Education
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Brendler, Beth M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
Drawing on and reexamining theories on gender and literacy, derived from research performed between 1974 and 2002, this qualitative study explored the gender assumptions and expectations of Language Arts teachers in a graduate level adolescent literature course at a university in the Midwestern United States. The theoretical framework was…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Expectation, Language Arts, Teacher Attitudes
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Bird, Nora J.; Crumpton, Michael A. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
The focus of literature on the role of internship has been on whether and how such activity benefits the student. A model is proposed that examines what happens for both the practitioner supervisor and the LIS educator during an internship experience. Is it possible that all participants learn from the experience and how can that learning be…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Library Education, Supervisors, College Faculty
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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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Hartel, Jenna – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
Information lies at the center of information studies, the information professions, and information education. Yet there are few agreed upon pedagogical strategies for engaging students in our central concept. In many educational programs the nature of information is assumed to be obvious and therefore left uninterrogated. Alternatively, students…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Information Science Education, Art Activities, Freehand Drawing
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Davis, Casey E.; Juengling, Lisa B.; Laurent, Rebekah D.; Pye, Nicole; Williamson, James – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
Why do students join student chapters? What do they hope to gain from joining them? The Louisiana State University (LSU) chapter of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) conducted a research project that addresses these questions. The SAA-LSU chapter surveyed LIS students and recent graduates from the 61 ALA accredited LIS programs in the…
Descriptors: Expectation, Student Experience, Student Surveys, Graduate Surveys
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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
Blundell, Shelley; Lambert, Frank – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
In early spring 2013, a pilot study was conducted at a major public university in Ohio to explore elements of information anxiety (defined herein as a combination of library anxiety and information technology anxiety) among second-semester freshmen enrolled in all iterations of both a traditional and a remedial first-year English course. The…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Student Attitudes, College Freshmen, Public Colleges
Phillips, Abigail L. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
Leadership is an often-misunderstood word, especially in the context of libraries. With multiple definitions for the word "leadership" and vast numbers of leadership styles, it can be difficult to identity what exactly is meant when discussing library leadership. This literature review brings together 10 years of scholarly research on…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Leadership, Literature Reviews, Educational Research
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