Goal 1: Research
1.1. Pursue a research agenda that includes the following themes:
1.2. Disseminate research findings in a variety of forums and contexts, including an international research symposium, CISSL’s website, and publishing initiatives;
1.3. Provide opportunities for doctoral students to nurture their scholarly growth through engagement with CISSL’s research;
1.4. Engage scholars in an internationally collaborative research agenda.
2.1. Provide opportunities for all educators to learn current research related to evidence-based practice and to apply it to their teaching;
2.2. Foster continuous improvement of professional practice for all educators founded on empirical research through Professional Development opportunities;
2.3. Shape pre-service education and certification of school librarians;
2.4. Be a resource for school librarians throughout the world through the publication of research and research-to-practice materials in print and electronic formats;
2.5. Engage and support MLIS and PhD students enrolled in the Rutgers University SC&I who share CISSL’s mission.
3.1. Identify professional associations, research groups, vendors and others in the learning community who are potential partners;
3.2. Reach out to identified groups with shared activities and projects;
3.3. Invite those who can contribute most effectively to CISSL's mission to a seat on the CISSL Advisory Board.
The Research Team will:
4.2. Seek partnerships to fund research and research-to-practice initiatives.
A Board committee and the Friends will:4.3. Seek memberships and donations, concentrating on the practitioners within the profession, the vendors who will benefit from the work of CISSL, and all other interested parties within the learning community.
A Board committee and a graduate student will:
5.1. Engage an Executive Director with responsibility to oversee CISSL’s plan, implementation, business and office needs, and to coordinate efforts of other members of the Management Team;
5.2. Form a Management Team consisting of the two Coordinators, the Senior Consultant, the Executive Director, the Planning and Development Director, the Project Director, the Professional Development Director and the Head of the Friends. Members of the team may be changed as necessary. The team will be members of the Advisory Board and will cooperate with the Research Team through the Coordinators. This will allow the research faculty to utilize their efforts effectively and efficiently;
5.3. Redesign the Advisory Board to recruit vendors, scholars and other key players who will promote the goals of CISSL;
5.4. Form a Marketing Committee headed by Claudia Gentner to prepare a plan for board and team input;
5.5. Establish budgeting procedures which are accurate, transparent, and goal-oriented;
5.6. Build an email list of contacts to reach supporters;
5.7. Evaluate the new structure and revise as needed to fulfill mission.