Academic journal article Journal of Education for Library and Information Science

Also Included in This Issue: Growing the LIS Curriculum

Academic journal article Journal of Education for Library and Information Science

Also Included in This Issue: Growing the LIS Curriculum

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In addition to the special section on digital library and digital curation education, guest edited by Jeffrey Pomerantz, this issue includes one research article, one review article, and two brief communications. Taken together, these articles all focus on the common theme of growing the LIS curriculum. Each elaborates on a way the LIS curriculum can be expanded or enhanced to include certain topics or skills: empathie social interaction, elevator speech development, and service learning for community engagement.

The review article by Faye Miller and Jake Wallis explores social interaction and the role of empathy in the information and knowledge management domain, using relational agency theory as a framework to "re-conceptualize education for empathie social interaction between information professionals and their clients." In their brief communication about elevator speeches, Andrew Cox and Lucy Marris describe the process of including the development of elevator speeches into the information management curriculum and argue that "introducing elevator speeches can improve employability and be a valuable integrative and reflective activity in the curriculum." The remaining brief communication and the research article are a pair of related papers authored by scholars from the University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies. …

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