Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from April

Chat Reference: Training and Competencies for Librarians
Introduction Technology has changed library services. In particular, the use of the Internet has made a significant difference in the way that traditional services are provided. Reference service is a critical service that has been changed by technology....
Librarians' Education in the Age of Knowledge: Consideration of Skills, Methods, and Tools
Introduction Librarians and librarianship have been changed by the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The use of these technologies has changed our ideas about access and ownership. It has also changed our ideas...
Small Group Teaching in Library and Information Science
Introduction Student learning is one of the primary goals of universities. Suitable student-oriented teaching methods can help motivate students and help them realize their potential. One of these methods is small group teaching. It is student-centered...
The Effect of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) on Teaching Library and Information Science
Introduction Rapid advances in information technology have provided new learning methods and environments. This has been the case for the teaching of librarianship in Iran, which has a 40-year history. More advancement is needed, however, and Iranian...
The Role of Library and Information Science Education in National Development
Introduction Information is a crucial factor in national development, and the ability to use information tools is considered a source of power (Bordbar, n.d.). In the 21st century governments must recognize this need for information use and literacy...
The Role of the Iranian Library and Information Science Association in the Informal Education of Librarians
Introduction Social participation and membership in nongovernmental organizations are important factors in creating civil and democratic societies. Participation is not a new concept but participation and cooperation are increasingly important....
Third Wave Changes: The Role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Definition of Librarianship
Introduction A scientific revolution began in the 1950s, bringing what have been called "third wave changes." Science and information technology brought innovations and inventions with increasing speed. One of the fields affected by information...