Dr. Ross J. Todd, an Associate Professor of Library and Information Science (LIS) at the School of Communication and Information (SC&I) and a world-renowned expert on adolescent information seeking and use, inquiry learning in digital information environments, and the transformative role of school libraries in the 21st century, has died. He was 70.


Rutgers Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL), the leading international center dedicated to school libraries worldwide, provides an arena for the international community of school library scholars and practitioners to generate produce and share a substantial body of rigorous research on the dynamics and impacts of school libraries on student learning.





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The Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) in the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University seeks to transform education through inquiry learning.

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Learn how to design and implement Guided Inquiry, a method that transforms the way students engage information to build critical thinking, creativity, and deep understanding for college and career readiness.



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