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Special Issue 2009

Papers from the 3rd conference of the Student Association of Medical Library and Information Science of the Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Tehran, Iran, held in December 24 and 25, 2008.

Mohammad Zerehsaz
Tania Azadi
Fatemeh Pazouki

The Role of the Iranian Library and Information Science Association in the Informal Education of Librarians (html)

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Special Issue, April 2009
This article reports on a survey of librarians on their view of the role of the Iranian Library and Information Science Association in informal education of librarians. The survey uses a descriptive-analytical approach with categorized sampling of two groups of members in Tehran and Khorasan. The results show that the association is successful in holding informal training programs for librarians. The T test indicates no significant difference between librarians in Tehran and in Khorasan except in two factors. The difference is shown in positive effect on job evaluation, and suitability of scheduled dates, date of monthly seminars, and level of education. The F test shows no significant difference between member categories except in three factors. The difference is in the suitability of subjects, the number of librarians attending, and the factor of history of the association.
Razieh Zahedi

Small Group Teaching in Library and Information Science (html)

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Special Issue, April 2009
Educational systems must recognize and develop students' potential. The educational environment is very influential in doing this. Small group teaching provides such an environment. In this method, students are divided into groups where they discuss ideas, communicate opinions, and solve problems. Types of small group teaching include seminars, problem solving classes, and tutorials. Small group teaching helps develop intellectual skills such as reasoning and problem solving, critical thinking and other communicative skills, such as listening, asking, and answering. The current paper is a review article that includes the concept of small group teaching and its characteristics. The role, place, and influential effects on library and information sciences (LIS) are defined. The potential of this kind of education to benefit LIS students is discussed.
Atefeh Noorizadeh Ghasri
Mozhdeh Dehghani

Chat Reference: Training and Competencies for Librarians (html)

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Special Issue, April 2009
Chat reference is an increasingly popular service. This article introduces chat reference as a new concept that is not extensively used in libraries in Iran, and discusses the knowledge and competencies that librarians must use in the process. Training courses in chat reference that have been used are noted and suggestions are made for including chat reference training in LIS curricula.
Akram Fathian Dastgerdi

Librarians' Education in the Age of Knowledge: Consideration of Skills, Methods, and Tools (html)

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Special Issue, April 2009
The demands of a knowledge-based society require librarians to have new skills. This article analyzes the necessary skills and means of acquiring them. Librarians need skills in knowledge management, information science, use of information and communication technologies, the ability to facilitate and support of electronic learning and sharing of information with other organizations. Methods of learning both inside and outside the organization are considered, including in-service training, workshops, web-based learning, and visits to other libraries.
Faezeh Sadat Tabatabaee Amiree
Bentolhodah Khabbazan

Third Wave Changes: The Role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Creation of a Definition of Librarianship (html)

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Special Issue, April 2009
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 technology is education, with resulting changes for librarianship. This article discusses methods of digital education and its application in librarianship.
Fatemeh Malekabadizadeh
Farhad Shokraneh
Akram Hosseini

The Role of Library and Information Science Education in National Development (html)

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Special Issue, April 2009
Rapid expansion of knowledge and new technology have had an effect on national development. Development is influenced by factors such as culture, economy, and education. Libraries are important indicators of growth and development. They provide scientific services, fulfill social needs, and help individuals flourish. Librarians and library and information science (LIS) programs must recognize the need to change in order to strengthen development. This study discusses changing LIS curricula and the necessity of curricular changes in this field in Iran as a key factor in national development. The study provides some guidelines for these objectives.
Rahman Ebrahimi

The Effect of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) on Teaching Library and Information Science (html)

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Special Issue, April 2009
The entrance of computers and IT systems into the field of librarianship has had a profound impact. Changes in practice call for a change in theory and teaching. LIS programs in Iran have not changed to account for IT and ICT. This article is a review of the literature and an outline of strategies for educational programs.

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