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CiSSL’s 3rd International Research Symposium, April 26-27th, 2013

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CALLING ALL SCHOOL LIBRARY EDUCATORS AND PROFESSIONALS

INVITATION TO JOIN THE CONVERSATION:  CiSSL’s 3rd International Research Symposium, April 26-27th, 2013.

An Invitation from Dr Ross Todd (Director of CiSSL) and Dr Carol Gordon (Co-Director of CiSSL), Rutgers, The State University of NJ.

We cordially invite you to participate in the 3rd International Research Symposium by the Center for International Scholarship In School Libraries (CISSL), to take place at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ, on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April, 2013.

 

This Research Symposium, titled Digital Youth, Inquiry, and the Future School Library  … Research to Practice  is going to be an exciting event!!   It marks the 10th year of CiSSL, founded in April 2003 by Professor Carol Kuhlthau, distinguished scholar and school library educator.  Professor Kuhlthau’s groundbreaking research focusing on the Information Search Process began in 1983 and spans 30 years. It has been pivotal research in information science, librarianship, and integral to shaping the collaborative instructional role of school librarians around the world.  

 

CiSSL’s 3rd International Research Symposium will celebrate this important research agenda, and its implementation through Guided Inquiry.  We hope that you will join us and share in this significant milestone occasion:  a celebration, dialog and brainstorming around inquiry, digital youth and the future school library.  Your voice is important.  

 

At the heart of CiSSL’s research agenda and the symposium is the question:  Are our schools prepared to deliver a 21st century education for digital youth? Our ongoing research has sought to examine how young people engage with the information landscapes of schools and the digital world, and how their learning can be nurtured through inquiry-centered pedagogy through the school library, and how this can be documented and disseminated.   

 

International developments focusing on inquiry, creative technologies for learning (such as gaming and digital devices), literacy in digital environments, and national standards will frame the Symposium’s program and provide a research-based platform for discussion, brainstorming and charting guidelines for developing cutting-edge inquiry-centered school libraries as key learning and pedagogical centers in schools.

 

The International Research Symposium will feature the work of CiSSL researchers, and will bring together an international team of scholars and practitioners who are continuing to develop and extend this work.  It will also present the work of teams of international practitioners who have been implementing Guided Inquiry in their schools for several years.  They will share their experiences, and engage you in the extensive evidence they have collected in relation to process and learning impacts.  This is the first international research and evidence-based practice agenda that addresses Guided Inquiry.

 

We want to see you there!!

 

For more information about the symposium, program and registration please go to:

 

http://cissl.rutgers.edu/research-symposium-2013

 

The registration fee is US $375 for the two-day symposium and includes breakfast, lunch, and breaks on both days, as well as the reception and dinner on April 26. The symposium begins at 7:30 AM on Friday, April 26 and concludes at 4:30 PM on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

 

We have negotiated excellent rates of $119 per night per room at the Heldrich Hotel in the city center of New Brunswick NJ, a vibrant university city and the home of Rutgers University.  It is 30 minutes by train from Newark International Airport and 50-60 minutes from Penn Station in central Manhattan.

  

The Registration form, including symposium costs and hotel details is available at:  http://cissl.rutgers.edu/images/stories/docs/symposium_registration_form_apr_2013_b.pdf

 

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Dr Ross J Todd Associate Professor Director, Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) School of Communication & Information Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 4 Huntington Street, New Brunswick , New Jersey USA 08901 Tel: 848 932 7602, Fax: 732 932 6916 Office:  Room 201 Huntington House (184 College Av) School Library Specialization in MLIS ranked #1 (USA News & World Report, April 2010) Web:  http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/~rtodd Twitter:  www.twitter.com/RossJTodd Email: rtodd@rutgers.edu
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Critical reading for School leaders on the impact of school libraries on learning

Rutgers University Center for International scholarship in school libraries has  released the second part of their research into the impact of school libraries on learning.  Critical reading for school leaders


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CISSL Residential Summer Institute @ Rutgers University June 27-29, 2012

CISSL Residential Summer Institute @ Rutgers University  June 27-29, 2012 | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Mark your calendars for the
Second Residential CISSL Summer Institute:

Guided Inquiry and Student Learning

June 27-29, 2012 at Rutgers University

For Teams of Teachers, School Librarians and Administrators

This is a rare opportunity for a team from your school to learn how to

design and implement Guided Inquiry, a method that transforms the way

PreK-12 students engage with information to build creativity, critical

thinking and deep understanding for academic success and career readiness.

Based on the extensive research of the Center, Guided Inquiry provides a

visionary, constructivist approach to addressing Common Core Standards

and developing students as reflective thinkers, creative learners and

producers of knowledge.

Faculty includes renowned leaders in learning: Carol Kuhlthau, Ross

Todd, Leslie Maniotes and LaDawna Harrington.

Contact Dr. Mary Jane McNally: mmcnally@rci.rutgers.edu

Details and application available Feb. 1 at http://cissl.rutgers.edu

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Dr Ross J Todd

Associate Professor

Director, Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL)

School of Communication& Information

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

4 Huntington Street, New Brunswick , New Jersey USA 08901

Tel: 732 932 7500 Ext 8223, Fax: 732 932 6916

Office: Room 201 Huntington House (184 College Av)

School Library Specialization in MLIS ranked #1 (USA News& World Report,
April 2010)

Web: http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/~rtodd

Twitter: www.twitter.com/RossJTodd

Email: rtodd@rutgers.edu

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CiSSL Talks - School Libraries and Diverse Student Needs

Dr Ross Todd discusses School Libraries and Diverse Student Needs


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Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries - CISSL

Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries - CISSL | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Today, I'm asking your special attention for the 'Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries' CISSL. The center is part of the Rutgers School of Coomunication and Information (Rutgers, State University of New Jersey), situated in New Brunswick.

The Center is well-known for its ongoing research in school librarianship. The latest research on behalf of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians, begun in April 2009, seeks to (a) construct a picture of the status of New Jersey's school libraries in terms of their informational-transformational-formational dimensions, (b) to understand the contribution of quality school libraries to education in New Jersey; (c) to understand some of the contextual and professional dynamics that enable and inhibit school libraries to contribute significantly to education in New Jersey, and (d) to make recommendations to NJ stakeholders to develop a sustained and long term program of capacity building and evidence-based continuous improvement of school libraries in New Jersey. Phase one and two have recently been published.

 

Another significant report is the Complete Position Paper. One quote I would like to share with you here is: "Schools without libraries minimize the opportunities for students to become discriminating users in a diverse information landscape and to develop the intellectual scaffolds for learning deeply through information. Schools without libraries are at risk of becoming irrelevant."

 

All reports can be downloaded for free. Take the opportunity to study and share these reports, as they offer substantial evidence for the importance of school libraries in today's education.

April 24, 2012. Lourense Das. 

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