The Third International Research Symposium
Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CiSSL)
April 26-27, 2013
The Heldrich Hotel
New Brunswick, NJ
Digital Youth, Inquiry, and the Future of the School Library … Research to Practice
Join the celebration of 10 years of CiSSL and 30 years of Dr. Carol Collier Kuhlthau’s research centering on the Information Search Process and Guided Inquiry
Focus Question of the Research Symposium
How can schools prepare to deliver a 21st century education for digital youth?
This question will be explored through the themes:
Guided Inquiry. This research theme focuses on Guided Inquiry as an instructional framework for using the Information Search Process to guide students through curriculum units to develop deep knowledge and understanding. It showcases Guided Inquiry practice through the application of evidence-based practice undertaken by instructional teams in various countries to address national curriculum standards.
Digital Youth and Creative Technologies for Learning. This research theme focuses on the emergence of the school library as a creative technology for the integration of learning and digital content such as virtual worlds and gaming, digital devices and app-related content. It investigates the information behaviors of youth and their engagement with information in all its forms, critical reading, and building disciplinary knowledge.
Goals of the Symposium
1. Participants will engage with current research and evidence-based practice as a framework for developing a shared understanding that contributes to transforming and reimagining school libraries.
2. Participants will engage in the co-construction of a white paper that centers on the changing face of the information landscape in schools, the creation of innovative information-for-learning environments, and the imagining of school libraries.
CiSSL scholars present their research along with invited scholars whose research addresses the Symposium’s themes, and leading practitioners showcasing evidence-based practice approaches to the implementation of Guided Inquiry in classrooms around the world.
*Registration and Registration Payment Information*
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.
Sleeping accommodations at The Heldrich Hotel are on your own account and are not included in the registration fee. If you require accommodations, phone The Heldrich at 732.729.4670 and follow prompts for Reservations. Please mention that you are attending the CISSL event when registering to utilize the negotiated rate.
The CiSSL negotiated rate is $119/night for arrival after 3 PM on April 25 and departure before 11 AM on April 28.
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made to “Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey”
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Mail your completed form and check or purchase order to:
ATTN: CISSL Symposium
School of Communication and Information
Library and Information Science Department
4 Huntington Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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