Ross Todd Presentations
Dr. Ross Todd is Associate Professor in the School of Communication, Information and Library Studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, (New Brunswick, New Jersey). Prior to this appointment he was Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media Arts, Communication and Information in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Prior to his university appointment, he was a secondary school teacher and teacher-librarian in Australian and New Zealand schools.
His primary teaching and research interests focus on adolescent information seeking and use. The research is multi-faceted, and includes: information and critical literacies with emphasis on digital information environments; information technology and learning; cognitive information utilization and knowledge construction; how school libraries and the role of teacher-librarians may more effectively empower student learning; and knowledge management and building schools as effective information-knowledge sharing communities. He has published over 100 papers and book chapters on these areas, and has been an invited speaker at many international conferences. Recently he has given major addresses in Sweden, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia.
His current research focuses on three key themes: examining the impact of implementing an inquiry-based approach to learning centering on the Information Search Process developed by Professor Carol Kuhlthau on student learning outcomes; understanding more fully the cognitive dynamics of adolescent information seeking and use, with particular emphasis on changing information intents and patterns of knowledge construction; and developing an Evidence-Based Practice framework for school librarians.
He is Co-Director (with Professor Carol Kuhlthau) of the recently established Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) (http://cissl.scils.rutgers.edu) which aims to provide the international community of scholars and practitioners an arena to develop, exchange, disseminate research enhancing the utilization of information for learning in school libraries worldwide.
Dr. Ross Todd has a web page of information at http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~rtodd/
ILILE was pleased to assist in the dissemination of this OELMA study conducted by Ross Todd.
August 6-8, 2003
Based on input from the recent Statewide Summit ILILE offered an all expenses paid three-day workshop August 6-8, 2003 on the Kent campus. Teams of school library media specialists and teachers learned to work together more effectively through sessions/activities on collaboration; information literacy; lesson-plan construction with new ODE standards; and student achievement.
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