Carol Collier Kuhlthau A School Library Media Presentation By: Amanda Underwood EDIT 6400 Fall 2008 The University of Georgia
Ed.D. Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education
M.L.S. Rutgers University, Library and Information Studies
B.S. Kean College
Biography Career Highlights
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
(1993). Seeking meaning: A process approach to library and information services. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing Company.
(1994). Teaching the library research process . Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.
Caspari, A.K., Kuhlthau, C., Maniotes, L.K. (2007). Guided inquiry: Learning in the 21st century .
American Society of Information Science and Technology (ASIST) Research in Information Science Award
Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Information Science and Library Education
Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) Kilgour Research Award
American Library Association (ALA) Shera Award for the Outstanding Research
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Dudley Award;
American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Distinguished Service Award
Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Award for Outstanding Contributions to the School Library Media Field through Publishing, and Teaching
Information Search Process (ISP)
Constructive approach to inquiry
Cognitive and affective aspects of information seeking and use
Zones of Intervention for library and information services
The process of learning from a variety of sources of information
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.