Journal of Education for Library and Information Science

Articles from Vol. 51, No. 3, Summer

Barriers and Challenges to Teaching Reference in Today's Electronic Information Environment
This study investigated the teaching and learning barriers that prevent LIS instructors from achieving their goals in teaching reference and information services and considered what educators can learn from these barriers in order to improve the teaching...
From Metadata Creation to Metadata Quality Control: Continuing Education Needs among Cataloging and Metadata Professionals
This study aims to examine the current state and needs of continuing education among cataloging and metadata professionals regarding metadata creation and management. Using nationwide survey data, the study finds an active interest in pursuing training...
Perspectives of East Tennessee's Rural Public Librarians about the Extent of Need for Professional Library Education: A Pilot Study
This article presents findings from a pilot study that explored the perspectives of East Tennessee's regional public librarians about their extent of need for professional library education and the knowledge, skills, abilities, and opportunities required...
Predicting Sustainability for Programs in Library and Information Science: Factors Influencing Continuance and Discontinuance
The purpose of this paper is to identify a set of variables for the sustainability of programs in LIS. Findings are presented from the literature of case histories, informed perspectives and academic and professional task forces on closure of LIS programs,...
Teaching Information Retrieval with Web-Based Interactive Visualization
Interactive visualization is a powerful educational tool, which has been used to enhance the teaching of various subjects from computer science to chemistry to engineering. This paper describes the use of interactive visualization tools in the context...
The Breadth and Depth of LIS Education
Wb are pleased to share with you in this issue of JELIS five research papers that provide rich breadth and depth in their various approaches to LIS education. The papers include a discipline-level look at LIS program sustainability, a regional examination...
The First Workshop on the Future of iSchool Doctoral Education: Issues, Challenges, and Aspirations
As the iSchool movement has begun to bring together education and research from library and information science and other related disciplines, there is a need to evaluate the best ways to prepare doctoral students to succeed in this interdisciplinary...