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iSchool Best Practices: Part 1 of 2
Monday, 26/Mar/2018:
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Session Chair: Ann-Sofie Axelsson, University of Borås
Location: Lecture Theatre 3 (Diamond)
The Diamond

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Scholarly Journal Publishing Practices at Wuhan iSchool: Current Situation and Challenges

Jie Xu1, Ke Dong1, Anthony Watkinson2

1Wuhan University, China, People's Republic of; 2CIBER Research

The paper presents the current situation of the four journals that are published and hosted by Wuhan iSchool(School of Information Management) and then discusses the challenges faced by the school in regard to journal management. Particularly, the efforts and measurements that Wuhan iSchool takes for overcoming all the difficulties and challenges of improving the quality of the journals has been described . Based on the individual experiences of the two authors who are working as editors and project developers of these journals, the Wuhan iSchool’s experience and lessons in running academic journals are thoroughly discussed so that other iSchools can learn from this example.

Professional Identity Formation: Can there be a best practice?

Jenny Bunn, Andy Dawson, Charles Inskip

University College London, United Kingdom

This paper seeks to examine existing conceptualisations of professional identity and to examine the question of whether or not, and how, its formation might be considered best practice within an interdisciplinary iSchool environment. Using the Department of Information Studies (DIS) at University College London as a case study, it exposes the complexities and challenges which lie within the application of this concept, whilst also making suggestions for how it might nonetheless be approached in practice. DIS is responsible for five programmes at Masters’ level; Publishing, Digital Humanities, Information Science, Library and Information Studies and Archives and Records Management and has arguably been an iSchool since library education was first offered by UCL in 1919.

Incorporation Service-Learning in an Information Service-Marketing Course: A Reading Promotion Program in a Community Library for Migrant Children

Qiong Tang, Qingbin Zeng, Rina Su

Sun Yat-sen University, China, People's Republic of

Information Service-Marketing education provides students skills to identify and develop strategic marketing initiatives which enable them to build branding and promotional strategies. As an increasingly popular and distinct form of experiential learning, service learning is an effective pedagogy to achieve the course goals. This article provides a case study of a service learning program in Information Service-Marketing in the iSchool at the Sun Yat-sen University. Students organized several reading promotion activities in a community library, and most of the users of this library is migrant children. Through the service learning program, students learn to put what they have learned into practice, and obtain a professional identity, values, and service spirit.

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