Academic journal article Journal of Education for Library and Information Science

Editorial: Introducing the Book Review Section

Academic journal article Journal of Education for Library and Information Science

Editorial: Introducing the Book Review Section

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We are excited to announce that starting in Volume 61, Issue 1, the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science will launch its inaugural book review section. These book reviews will help to promote JELIS's aim of supporting inquiry into library and information science education and pedagogy by providing its readers with critical reviews of scholarly publications related to teaching and learning in LIS. In keeping with JELIS's scope, this new section will conceive of LIS education and pedagogy broadly.

In future issues, you will find reviews of texts on the scholarship of teaching and learning, and those that offer practical advice on teaching methods and pedagogy, such as Melissa Wong's Instructional Design for LIS Professionals, which might serve as handbooks for LIS faculty interested in new teaching techniques and classroom approaches, or in continuously improving their practice. The section will also feature monographs in relevant content areas that might serve as textbooks in LIS classrooms, such as John Burgess and Emily Knox's Foundations of Information Ethics. While textbooks and pedagogy will form the bulk of this section, the reviews will also include scholarly texts such as Jeannette Bastian, John Aarons, and Stanley Griffin's Decolonizing the Caribbean Record: An Archives Reader, whose content might inform classroom content more broadly. …

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