Professor Il Emerita of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University (on staff since 1985)
Founding director of the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL)
Internationally known for groundbreaking research on the Information Search Process and for the ISP model of affective, cognitive, and physical aspects in six stages of information seeking and use
She has authored Seeking Meaning: A Process Approach to Library and Information Services , Teaching the Library Research Process , and Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century, authored with her daughters Leslie K. Maniotes and Ann K. Caspari.
Published widely in referred journals and edited volumes
Information Search Process (ISP) development (6-stage model)
Process begins with feelings of uncertainty that commonly increase with information seeking before decreasing through the formulation, construction, and learning.
Her studies show the potential of the school library as the inquiry center in 21st century schools.
Studies confirm her earlier findings that the ISP model may be applied for guiding inquiry where a constructivist view of learning is predominant among the teachers and administrators.
The ISP model is recognized as one of the few in the field based on empirical research and has been established as a foundation for library and information skills programs and information literacy initiatives.