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  • Amanda,
    Good job on summarizing Carol Kuhlthau's ISP model. I remembered a lot of her information from Dr. Tallman's class. I found your presentation very straight-forward and informative. Cute 'star' graphics too!
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Carol Kuhlthau

  1. 1. Carol Collier Kuhlthau A School Library Media Presentation By: Amanda Underwood EDIT 6400 Fall 2008 The University of Georgia
  2. 2. Biography Education <ul><li>Ed.D. Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education </li></ul><ul><li>M.L.S. Rutgers University, Library and Information Studies </li></ul><ul><li>B.S. Kean College </li></ul>
  3. 3. Biography Career Highlights <ul><li>Professor Il Emerita of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University (on staff since 1985) </li></ul><ul><li>Founding director of the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Published widely in referred journals and edited volumes </li></ul>
  4. 4. Highlighted Bibliography <ul><li>(1993). Seeking meaning: A process approach to library and information services. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing Company. </li></ul><ul><li>(1994). Teaching the library research process . Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Caspari, A.K., Kuhlthau, C., Maniotes, L.K. (2007). Guided inquiry: Learning in the 21st century . </li></ul><ul><li>In press. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Awards <ul><li>American Society of Information Science and Technology (ASIST) Research in Information Science Award </li></ul><ul><li>Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Information Science and Library Education </li></ul><ul><li>Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) Kilgour Research Award </li></ul><ul><li>American Library Association (ALA) Shera Award for the Outstanding Research </li></ul><ul><li>Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Dudley Award; </li></ul><ul><li>American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Distinguished Service Award </li></ul><ul><li>Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Award for Outstanding Contributions to the School Library Media Field through Publishing, and Teaching </li></ul>
  6. 6. Research Themes <ul><li>Information Search Process (ISP) </li></ul><ul><li>Uncertainty </li></ul><ul><li>Constructive approach to inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive and affective aspects of information seeking and use </li></ul><ul><li>Zones of Intervention for library and information services </li></ul><ul><li>The process of learning from a variety of sources of information </li></ul>
  7. 7. Notable Contributions <ul><li>Information Search Process (ISP) development (6-stage model) </li></ul><ul><li>Process begins with feelings of uncertainty that commonly increase with information seeking before decreasing through the formulation, construction, and learning.  </li></ul><ul><li>Her studies show the potential of the school library as the inquiry center in 21st century schools. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Resources <ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  9. 9. Star Summary <ul><li>Carol Kuhlthau is most known for her development of the Information Search Process (ISP). </li></ul><ul><li>The six stages in this process include task initiation, selection, exploration, focus formulation, collection, and presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>This has changed the way some look at research from simply collecting information to a complex process of constructing from information. </li></ul>