Academic journal article Journal of Education for Library and Information Science

Thinking, Learning, and Changing

Academic journal article Journal of Education for Library and Information Science

Thinking, Learning, and Changing

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This issue allows us to show the variety of article types as well as the breadth of article content that can be found in JELIS. It includes one Review Article, one report of Research in Progress, and four Research Articles. In the Review Article, Scout Calvert analyzes the theme of the 2011 ALISE Conference ("Competitiveness and Innovation") via a review of the literature in social psychology and science and technology studies, bringing to bear a keen and thoughtful analysis of the literature and developing implications for LIS education. In the Research in Progress section, Bradley Wade Bishop and Melissa P. Johnston share findings from their pilot study of the geospatial thinking skills of information professionals and suggest ways to incorporate geospatial thinking into LIS curricula. In the first Research Article, Ron T. Brown and Kendra S. Albright report their research findings and a model developed from qualitative analysis of data collected from LIS students who participated in the Google Online Marketing Challenge. Marcia A. Mardis, in the second Research Article, provides the findings from the second phase (four years after the conclusion of the first phase) of a longitudinal qualitative study examining how societal trends influenced educators' decisions to be school librarians. …

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