Academic journal article Journal of Education for Library and Information Science

Content Choices and Delivery Methods in LIS Education

Academic journal article Journal of Education for Library and Information Science

Content Choices and Delivery Methods in LIS Education

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This issue of JELIS includes publications of three types; we include four research articles, one brief communication, and one book review. We might view these items as falling into two groups: one group on the "what" - the content of LIS education, and the other group on the "how" - having to do with the delivery of LIS education.

The content of LIS education is addressed through two of the research articles and the book review. Lisi Zach and Michelynn McKnight report on the preliminary findings from the educational module-building phase of their project examining library and information services during community-based disasters. The project is designed to use an evidence-based approach to develop education modules that can be used to educate current and future information professionals to plan and deliver information services during disasters. In another research article, Robert K. Reeves and Trudi Bellardo Hahn share the method and findings of their content analysis of over 1000 job advertisements for new LIS graduates. Their study has implications for how we advise students in LIS programs and how we adjust our curriculum content in response to the demands of the LIS job market.

Also focused on the "what" of LIS education, we are pleased to include a book review contributed by Robert Wedgeworth, University Librarian and Professor of Library Administration Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His thoughtful review of The Portable MLIS: insights From the Experts (edited by Ken Haycock and Brooke E. …

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