Lectures and Presentations

2013

Children’s Reading in Guided Inquiry.” keynote at International Reading Literacy Symposium, University of Tokyo, Japan, January 2013.

2012

“Facilitating Learning through Guided Inquiry,” Keynote at the Satellite preconference of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), Tampere, Finland, August 2012.

“Guided Inquiry: A Framework for Independent Learning,” Lecture at  Summer School, University of Tampere, Finland, August 2012.

“Building on the Classics: Current Trends in User Studies,” Keynote at Summer School, University of Zadar, Croatia,  May 2012.

2011

University of Tallinn, Estonia, DILL Lecture Series, May 2011.

2010

Guided Inquiry: School Libraries for 21st Century Schools, Hong Kong University, February 2010.

2009

“Using Guided Inquiry to Accomplish 21st Century Learning Standards,” with Leslie Maniotes and Ann Caspari, American Association for School Librarians (AASL) Charlotte, NC, November 2009.

Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century,” Keynote at the International Association of School Librarians (IASL), Padua, Italy, September 2009.

2008

“Guided Inquiry: Application of Information Seeking Research in k-12 Education,” Lazerow Lecture, University of Tennessee, October 2008.

“ISP Revisited: Is the ISP model still useful?” With Jannica Heinstrom and Ross Todd.  Paper accepted for presentation at the Information Seeking in Context conference, Vilnius Lithuania, September 17, 2008.

“Considerations for learning in the 21st century.” Public lecture at the University of  Gothenburg, Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society (LinCs), April 3, 2008.

“Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st century.” Keynote at Learning, Innovation and the use of Information conference,  Aalborg University Library, Aalborg, Denmark, April 1-2, 2008.

2007

Lectures series of the Information Search Process research, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, June 16-19 2007.

“From information to meaning: Confronting challenges of the 21st century.” Keynote at the Information, Interactions and Impact conference (i3), Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, June 25, 2007.

Keynote at the Information: Interactions and Impact Conference at the Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, June 2, 2007.

The Lazerow Lecture at the University of Kentucky, School of Library and Information Science, April 2, 2007.

2006

“The Influence of affect in information seeking and use: Considerations for research and practice.” Keynote at the ASIST SIGUSE symposium, November 2006.

“Information Literacy through Guided Inquiry: Preparing Students for the 21st Century,” Annual Conference of the International Association for School Librarians (IASL) Lisbon, Portugal, July 6, 2006.

Keynote address at the International Association of School Librarians Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, July 6, 2006.
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“Learning Through the Inquiry Process: Vital Roles for Librarians,” Video Conference Keynote, Annual Information Literacy Forum, Des Moines Area Community College, Iowa, June 14, 2006.

“Guided Inquiry: A Framework for Learning Through the Digital Age School Library,”  Libraries In the Digital Age (LIDA), Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 30, 2006.

“Learning in Libraries in the Digital Age,” Libraries In the Digital Age (LIDA) Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 29, 2006.

“Literacy Barriers in Society: How Communication and Information Research and Education Can Make a Difference,” Twenty-First Annual Deans’ Lecture, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia,  SC. April 6, 2006.

“Seeking Meaning: Reflections on the Information Search Process,” College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa. March 14, 2006.

“Information Literacy and the Information Search Process,” University of Hawaii, Department of Information and Computer Sciences, Library and Information Science Program, Honolulu, February 4, 2006.

2005

“Can the Information Search Process (ISP) model be transposed to the Hong Kong context? International Association of School Librarians (IASL), annual conference, Hong Kong, July 9, 2005.

“Assessing Information Literacy: Cycles of Inquiry” Workshop at the International Association of School Librarians (IASL), annual conference, Hong Kong, July 8, 2005.

“Tribute to Marcia Bates’ Contribution to Information Seeking Research,” Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), Boston, January 12, 2005.

2004

“Meeting the Challenge of Intellectual Access: Vital Roles for Librarians,” The Margaret Mann Lecture at the School of Information, University of Michigan, October 13, 2004.

“Toward Collaboration between Information Seeking Research and Information Retrieval,” keynote address Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) biannual conference, University of Dublin, Ireland, September 1, 2004.

Keynote Address, Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) Conference, Dublin, Ireland, September 2004.

Toward collaboration between information seeking research and information retrieval

Abstract: For many years library and information science has borrowed theory from other fields to provide insight into our research findings. We are moving from this borrowed theory approach to creating a conceptual framework for Library and Information Science (LIS) specifically for application in our field. However, transfer of concepts across branches within the field of LIS remains problematic. I propose three imperatives for continuing to build the conceptual framework of the field while fostering collaboration across the branches of the field in order to unify the work of LIS.

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“Zones of Intervention in the Information Search Process: Vital Roles for Librarians” Keynote address at the Library Orientation Exchange (LOEX) Conference, Ypsilanti, MI, May 2004.

Keynote Address, Library Orientation Exchange (LOEX) Conference, Ypsilanti, MI.

Zones of intervention in the Information Search Process: Vital roles for librarians

Abstract: The model of the Information Search Process (ISP) is based on research into the student’s perspective of information seeking. Recent studies reveal important insights into the ISP in the context of education and the workplace that indicate new roles for librarians. Concepts and questions emerging from this work present challenges for designing user education to accommodate students in their quest for meaning from multiple sources of information, as described in the second edition of Seeking Meaning.

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2003

“The Impact of School Libraries on Student Learning” Keynote for Open Meeting for International School Library Day sponsored by Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia, October 2003.

“The User’s Perspective of Information Seeking: Challenges for Information System Designers” Seminar at the School of Information Management and Systems at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, October 2003.

“Zones of Intervention in the Information Search Process: Vital Roles for Librarians” Workshop sponsored by the Australia Library and Information Association and Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, October 2003.

“Zones of Intervention in the Information Search Process: Vital Roles for Public Librarians.” Workshop at the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, October 2003.

“The Impact of the School Library on Student Learning” Seminar for Teacher Librarians at the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, October 2003.

“The Information Search Process: Pathways to Information Literacy” Keynote Address at the Australia School Library Association Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, October 2003.

“Information Seeking from the User’s Perspective: Research Implications” Lecture for Staff and Graduate Students at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, October 2003.

“Zones of Intervention in the Information Search Process: Vital Roles for Academic Librarians” University of Technology Library, Sydney, Australia, October 2003.

“The User’s Perspective of Information Seeking: Challenges for Information System Designers” Seminar at the School of Information Management and Systems at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, October 2003.

“Zones of Intervention in the Information Search Process:Vital Roles for Public Librarians” Workshop at the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, October 2003.

“The Information Search Process: Pathways to Information Literacy” Keynote Address at the Australia School Library Association Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, October 2003.

“Researching the User’s Perspective of the Information Search Process” Bibliometric & Informetric Research Group (BIRG) at the School of Management and Systems, University of New South Wales, Sydney, October 2003.

July 2001: Keynote Address, International Association of School Librarianship, Auckland, New Zealand

Rethinking libraries for the information age school: Vital roles in inquiry learning

Abstract: Schools are changing in the information age to meet the challenge of preparing students for the workplace, citizenship and daily living. The process of learning from a variety of sources is an essential ability in the information age. Students need to learn to construct meaning from vast, disparate sources of information through an inquiry process approach to learning. The library is the inquiry center in the information age school. The library is the key to learning how to learn in information-rich technological environments. As they have in the past, librarians once again are taking the lead to foster new ways of thinking about school libraries by the entire school community. Librarians play a vital role in restructuring schools for the information age.

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“Information Searching Processes” Keynote Address at the Conference on Navigating in Chaos at Aalborg University Library, Denmark, May 2003.

“Learning through Information Searching Processes” Workshop at the Conference on Navigating in Chaos at the Aalborg University Library, Denmark, May 2003.

“Seeking Meaning: Concepts for Library and Information Services” Open Lecture at the Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, May 2003.

“Information Searching Processes” Keynote Address at the Conference on Navigating in Chaos at Aalborg University Library, Denmark, May 2003.

“Seeking Meaning: Concepts for Library and Information Services” Open Lecture at the Royal School of Library and Information Science, Aalborg University Campus, May 2003.

“Rethinking Libraries for the Information Age School” Paper read at the conference on learning and libraries at the University of Padua, Department of Education Science, Italy, January 2003.

2002

“What’s the Use? Extending and Revising Notions of use and Users in Information Behavior Research” Panelist at the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) annual meeting November, 2002.

“Crossing Boundaries: Challenges for Library and Information Science” Keynote address at Conference Concerning the Future at the Swedish School of Library and Information Studies, University College of Boras, Sweden, October, 2002.

“The User’s Perspective of Information Seeking and Use: Research Issues” Seminar for faculty and doctoral students at the Swedish School of Library and Information Studies, University College of Boras, Sweden, October 2002.

“New Perspectives on Seeking Meaning: a Process Approach for Library and Information Services” Open Lecture at the Swedish School of Library and Information Studies, University College of Boras, Sweden, October 2002.

“The User’s Perspective of the Information Seeking Process” Keynote address at the seminar on information literacy “Informatievaardigheden, Van noodzakelijk kwaad tot basicsimpetentie” University of Leiden, The Haag Campus, The Netherlands, October 2002.

“The User’s Perspective of Information seeking and Use” Open Lecture for the Faculty of Humanities and Information Science, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 2002.

“The User’s Perspective of the Information Seeking Process” Keynote address at the seminar on information literacy “Informatievaardigheden, Van noodzakelijk kwaad tot basicsimpetentie” University of Leiden, The Haag Campus, The Netherlands, October 2002.

“Crossing Boundaries: Challenges for Library and Information Science” Keynote address at Conference Concerning the Future at the Swedish School of Library and Information Studies, University College of Boras, Sweden, October, 2002.

“Theoretical Aspects of Information Seeking Behavior” Panel Chair, Information Seeking in Contexts (ISIC) 2002 Universidade Lusiada, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2002.

“Longitudinal Study Methods in Information Seeking and Retrieval,” Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2002, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 2002.

“Longitudinal Study Methods in Information Seeking and Retrieval,” Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2002, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 2002.

2001

“From Web Surfing to Web Seeking: An Inquiry-Based Approach,” with Ross Todd, American Association of School Librarians Tenth national Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 2001.

“Panel on Accreditation,” American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) annual conference, Washington,D.C., November 2001.

“Rethinking Libraries for the Information Age School: Vital Roles in Inquiry Learning,” Keynote Address, International Association of School Librarianship, Auckland, New Zealand, July 2001.

“Rethinking Libraries for the Information Age School: Vital Roles in Inquiry Learning,” Keynote Address, International Association of School Librarianship, Auckland, New Zealand, July 2001.

“The Information Search Process: From the User’s Perspective,” Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, March 2001.

“The Information Search Process: A Search for Meaning Rather than Answers,” Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, March 2001.

“The Information Search Process (ISP): A Search for Meaning Rather than Answers” Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, March 2001.

“The Information Search Process (ISP): From the User’s Perspective” Doshisha University in Koyoto, Japan, March 2001.

“Beneath the Surface: How Library Users Experience the Research Process,” Princeton University Library Lecture Series, February 2001.

“Beneath the Surface: How Library Users Experience the Research Process” Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School, February 8, 2001.

2000

“Meeting the Core Curriculum Standards through Inquiry-Based Learning” with Malore Brown, Educational Media Association of New Jersey Annual Fall Conference, Cherry Hill, NJ, October 22, 2000.

“Libraries and Learning in the Information Age School.” Keynote lecture in seminar series on Library Cultures: Exploring Dimensions of Change, School of Information and the University Library, University of Michigan, September 20, 2000.

“Libraries and Learning in the Information Age School” Keynote in Seminar series on Library Cultures: Exploring Dimensions of Change, School of Information and the University Library, University of Michigan, Spetember 2000.

“Information Seeking for Learning: a Study of Librarian’s Perceptions of Learning in School Libraries,” with Mary Jane McNally, Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) Conference, University of Goteborg, Sweden, August 2000.

“Information and Information Seeking of Novice versus Expert Lawyers: How Experts Add Value” with Charles Cole, Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) Conference, University of Gothenborg, Sweden, August 16, 2000.

“Information Seeking for Learning: a Study of Librarians’ Perceptions of Learning in School Libraries” with Mary Jane McNally, Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) Conference, University of Gothenborg, Sweden, August 17, 2000.

“Stages of the Information Search Process: Creating Strategies for Effective Research Assignments.” University of Arizona, Tucson, February 2000.

“Stages of the Information Search Process: Creating Strategies for Effective Research Assignments.” University of Arizona, February 4, 2000.

1999

“Designing Library Media Programs Based on Inquiry for Learning in the Information Age School.” Educational Media Association of NJ Fall Conference, October 25, 1999.

“The Role of the School Library in the Learning Process.” Keynote at the Canadian School Library Association annual conference in Toronto on June 18, 1999.

“Some Perspectives on Research in Information Seeking Behavior.”Department of Library and Information Studies, Shih Hsin University, Taipei, Taiwan, May 1999.

“Current Issues in Research Related to Information Literacy.” Department of Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University, Taipei, May 1999.

” Literacy and Learning for the Information Age.” Keynote at the International Conference on Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, May 1999.

“Collaboration in the Learning Process:Challenges for Librarians in the Information Age University” at an Information Literacy Conference sponsored by the Workshop on Instruction in Library Use (WILU) at Mc Gill University in Montreal Canada on May 20, 1999.

1998

“Learning in School Libraries” Keynote at the seminar on the future of libraries in schools in Brazil, School of Library and Information Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, October, 1998.

“Perspectives on Research in School Library Media Centers” School of Library and Information Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, October, 1998.

“Research on the Information Search Process” School of Library and Information Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, October, 1998.

“Learning in School Libraries,” Keynote at the Seminar on the Future of Libraries in Schools in Brazil, School of Library and Information Science, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, October 1998.

“Investigating Patterns in Information Seeking: Concepts in Context,” Keynote Address at the Information Seeking in context Conference, University of Sheffield, UK, August 1998.

“Investigating Patterns in Information Seeking:Concepts in Context” Keynote at Information Seeking In Context (ISIC) Conference, University of Sheffield, UK, August 15, 1998.

“Learning in Libraries’ American Association of School Librarians Annual Conference Program, Expert Reactor Panel, Washington, DC, June 9, 1999.

“The Role of the Library in the Information Age School” Keynote for the 25th Anniversary Conference of the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association, Hershey, PA, May 1, 1998.

“A Process Approach to Bibliographic Instruction” Keynote for Annual Conference on Teaching Strategies for Bibliographic Instruction, New Jersey Library Association, College and University Section, User Education Committee, The College of New Jersey, April 16, 1998.

1997

“The Changing Role and Look of the School Library” Keynote at the Conference on the Future of School Libraries, The New Jersey School Development Council, Rutgers University, December 4, 1997.

“Learning From Research” sponsored by the College and University Library Division of the Arizona Library Association, Annual Conference, Phoenix, November 7, 1997.

“Concept and Theory Building in Library and Information Science Research.” Seminar for Ph.D. students from six countries (Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia, and Estonia) with Pertti Vakkari and Marti Kuokkanen at the Department of Information Studies, University of Tampere, Finland, August 18-22, 1997.

“Instructional Interventions for Information Use: Research for Practice.” Keynote Address for the Sixth Treasure Mountain Research Retreat for School Librarianship, March 1997.

“Instructional interventions for Information Use:Research for Practice,”Keynote Address, Treasure Mountain IV Research Retreat, Portland, OR, March 31, 1997.

1996

“Meaning, Authority, and Practice Interdisciplinary Approaches.’ with Mary K. Chelton, Gary Radford, and Marie Radford, Library Research Seminar, Florida State University, November 2, 1996.

“Literacy in the Information Age School” and “A New Vision for Library Media Specialists Where Student Learning is the Goal.” European Council of International Schools Fall Conference, Nice, France, November 22, and 23, 1996.

“Literacy in the Information Age School” and “A New Vision for Library Media Specialists Where Student Learning is the Goal.” Keynote Address in two parts for School Library Section of the European Council of International Schools Conference. Nice, France, November 1996.

“The Concept of a Zone of Intervention for Identifying the role of Intermediaries in the Information Search Process.” Global Complexity: Information, Chaos and control, American Society for Information Science Annual Meeting, October 1996.

“The Relation of Information and Uncertainty in Information Seeking.” International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science: Integration in Perspective, Royal School of Librarianship, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 1996.

“The Relation of Information and Uncertainty in Information Seeking.” with Nolan Ledet. Second International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science: Integration in Perspective, Royal School of Librarianship. Copenhagen, Denmark, October 16, 1996, pp. 367-376.

“The Concept of a Zone of Intervention for Identifying the Role of Intermediaries in the Information Search Process.” Global Complexity:Information, Chaos and Control, American Society for Information Science (ASIS) Annual Meeting, October 22, 1996, pp. 91-94.

“The Concept of Process in Information Studies.” Ph.D. seminar, University of Tampere, Finland, August 13, 1996.

“The Influence of Uncertainty on the Information Behavior of a Securities Analyst.” Information Seeking in Contexts Conference, University of Tampere, Finland, August 14, 1996.

“The Role of the School Librarian in the Age of Technology.” New Jersey Association of Independent Schools, Montclair Kimberly Academy, February 7, 1996.

1995

“Restructuring the School Library Program for the Information Age.” Educational Media Association of New Jersey, Annual Fall Conference, Long Branch, December 3, 1995.

“An Uncertainty Principle for Library and Information Services.” The Lazerow Lecture Sponsored by the Institute for Scientific Information, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, March 7, 1995.

“A Process Approach to Library and Information Services,” School of Library and Information Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, March 10, 1995.

“An Uncertainty Principle for Library and Information Services.” The Lazerow Lecture of the Institute for Scientific Information, Department of Information Studies, University of California at Los Angeles, March 1995.

1994

Assessment and the School Library Media Center,” with Elspeth Goodin and Mary Jane McNally. Educational Media Association of New Jersey Annual Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, December 4, 1994

“A New Generation of Library Media Specialists: Where Student Learning is the Goal.” Moderator for Panel at the National Conference of the American Association of School Librarians, Indianapolis, November 11, 1994.

“Seeking Meaning: The Process of Learning from Information.” Srygley Lectureship, School of Library and Information Studies, Florida State University, October 1994.

“Zones of Intervention: New Challenges for Librarianship.” School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina, 1994.

“Teaching Qualitative Research Methods.” Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, February 1994.

1993

“Seeking Meaning: A Process Approach.” Seminar at the Department of elementary Education, University of Alberta, Canada, May 5, 1993.

“Zones of Intervention: A Concept for Library and Information Services.” The Royal School of Librarianship, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 1, 1993.

“Zones of Intervention: A Concept for Library and Information Services.” The Royal School of Librarianship, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 1993.

“A Theoretical Framework for School Librarianship: A Vision for the Future.” Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University College of Boras, March 18, 1993.

“Accreditation Standards for Library Education in United States and Canada.” Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University College of Boras, March 19, 1993.

“A Principle of Uncertainty for Library and Information Studies.” PhD. seminar at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, March 21, 1993.

“Information Search Process: Report of Research into the User’s Perspective of Information Seeking.” The Royal School of Librarianship, Copenhagen, Denmark, March 31, 1993.

“The Information Search Process: Skills for Life-long Learning.” John P. and Alice McCarthy Commons Centennial Lectureship in Children’s Librarianship, The University of Texas at Austin, February 1, 1993.

1992

“Zones of Intervention: Vital Roles for Librarians in the Process of Information Seeking.” Beta Phi Mu Annual Distinguished Lecture, School of Information and Library Studies, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, November 12, 1992.

“Using Findings from Qualitative Studies to Improve Practice.” Treasure Mountain Research Retreat III. Qualitative Research: Methodologies to Assess the Impact of School Library Media Programs, Manresa Retreat Center, Arnold, MD., October 20, 1992.

“Practitioner/Researcher Partnerships” with Carol Kroll and Louise Limberg, Treasure Mountain Research Retreat III Qualitative Research: Methodologies to Assess the Impact of School Library Media Programs, Manresa Retreat Center, Arnold, MD., October 20, 1992.

“Researchers Talk with Practitioners: A Partnership for Qualitative and Collaborative Research in School Library Services.” Panel Discussion at American Association of School Librarians Sixth National Conference, Baltimore, MD., October 23, 1992.

“Research in Information Seeking: Conceptual and Methodological Perspectives.” Keynote address at the seminar on Research on Information Needs and Seeking, Department of Information Studies, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, May 22, 1992.

“Information Search Process: Building a Theoretical Framework.” Seminar for Ph. D. students, Department of Information Studies, University of Tampere, Finland, May 25, 1992.

1991

“Information Literacy: Students and the Information Search Process.” East Carolina University, Greenville, NC., December 14, 1991.

“The Research Process.” New York Library Association Annual Conference, New York, NY., November 23, 1991.

“Discussion of Implications of Research on the Information Search Process.” Teleconference, Emporia State University, School of Library and Information Management, Distance Learning Session, Denver, Co., October 12, 1991.

“Research on the Information Search Process.” Emporia State University, School of Library and Information Management, Distance Learning Session, Lincoln, Ne., October 12, 1991.

“Information Literacy Skills.” College and University Section of the Nebraska Library Association, Annual Convention, Omaha, Ne., October 11, 1991.

“The Process of Research and Report Writing.” Guest Lecturer, Institute on Writing and Reading and Civic Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Ma., August 8, 1991.

“The Process of Learning from Information.” Guest Lecturer, School Media Institute Lecture Series, School of Information Studies. Syracuse University, Syracuse NY., July 31, 1991.

Research Process of Secondary School Students.” Research and Development Committee of Association for Library Services for Children and Young Adult Services Division of American Library Association, Atlanta, Georgia, July 2, 1991.

“Teaching Study Skills: The High School to College Experience.” Education and Behavior Sciences Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Atlanta, Georgia, July 1, 1991.

“Information Search Process: A Summary of Research.” Seminar with Faculty at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University College of Boras, Sweden, May 21, 1991.

“Teaching the Library Research Process.” Guest Lecturer, Princeton University Seminar for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program, Princeton, April 15, 1991.

“Bringing Up an Information Literate Generation.” Keynote Address, Rhode Island Educational Media Association Annual Conference, Warwick, Rhode Island, March 13, 1991.

“Skills for an Information Age.” Keynote Address, Workshop for Library Media Specialists from schools targeted in the Quality Education Act. New Jersey Department of Education, Rutgers University Labor Education Center, March 8, 1991.

“Library Media Specialists in the Information Age School.” Camden County Educational Media Association, February 8, 1991.

1990

“Information Literacy: Partners for Success.” Keynote Address, Nassau County (NY) School Library System Administrators Breakfast, December, 11, 1990.

“Information Search Process: A Summary of Research and Implications for School Library Media Specialists.” Educational Media Association and New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, October 29, 1990.

“Relating the Library Media Center to the Curriculum.” Oakland (County) Schools, Pontiac, Michigan, May 10, 1990.

“The Process Approach to Bibliographic Instruction: An Examination of the Search Process in Preparation for Writing the Research Paper.” 18th National Library Instruction Conference, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, May 11, 1990.

“Bringing Up an Information Literate Generation: Dynamic Roles for School and Public Libraries.” Annual Symposium of the Graduate Alumni and Faculty of SCILS, Rutgers University, Cook Campus Center, New Brunswick, NJ, April 6, 1990.

“Critical Thinking Within the Information Search Process.” New Mexico Library Association 1990 Conference, Albuquerque Convention Center, April 20, 1990.

“Perceptions of the Role of School Library Media Specialists: Findings of Study of Administrators, Board Members, Teachers, and Librarians.” New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association, Ramada Inn, Clark, NJ, March 6, 1990.

“Teaching the Library Research Process.” Association for Indiana Media Educators, Inc. Annual Conference, Adam’s Mark Conference Center, Indianapolis, IN, March 16, 1990.

“The Library Research Process: Users’ Thoughts and Feelings as They Seek Information.” Philadelphia Area Reference Librarians, Philadelphia (PA) Hospital, February 1, 1990.

1989

“Flowcharting the Information Search: A Method for Eliciting Users’ Mental Maps.” With Robert J. Belvin and Mary W. George. American Society for Information Science Annual Meeting, Washington DC, November 2, 1989.

“Resource-based Learning: Discussion of NJN Video.” Educational Media Association of NJ Annual Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, November 3, 1989.

“Invitation to Research: Team Teaching the Library Research Process.” with Mary Jane McNally. American Association of School Librarians National Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 20, 1989.

“Information Search Process: A Summary of Research and Implications for School Library Media Programs.” Paper commissioned for Treasure Mountain Research Retreat, Park City, Utah, October, 17, 1989.
“Process Approach to Library Skills Instruction.” Cleveland Area Metropolitan Library System, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, September, 28, 1989.

“Relationship Between Library Instruction and Critical Thinking.” Library Instruction Round Table, American Library Association Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, June 25, 1989.

American Library Association Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, June 25, 1989.

“Validating a Model of the Search Process: A Comparison of Academic, Public and School Library Users.” with Betty Turock, Mary George, and Robert Belvin. Presentation of the Jesse H. Shera Award for Outstanding Research Paper of 1989.

“Research on the Information Search Process: Implications for Academic Libraries.” William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ, April 1989.

“Inside the Library Research Process: Users’ Thoughts and Feelings as They Seek Information.” Association of College and Research Libraries, Cincinnati, OH, April 1989.

“A Summary of Research on the Information Search Process.” School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, February 1989.

“Designing Library Programs for Academic Students.” NJ Independent School Association, Rutgers Preparatory School, Somerset, NJ, February 1989.

“Strategies for Teaching the Information Search Process: Modules for MLS Courses.” Association for Library and Information Science Education, Washington, DC, January 1989.

1988

“The Information Search Process from Theory to Practice.” Educational Media Association of NJ, New Brunswick, November 1988.

“Bibliographic Instruction in the Electronic Age.” First General Session, Ohio Library Association, Columbus, November 1988.

“The Teaching Role of the Media Coordinator.” Keynote Address. North Carolina Association of School Librarians, Winston-Salem, October 1988.

“Facilitating Information Seeking Through Cognitive Modeling of the Search Process.” American Society for Information Science, Atlanta, GA, October 1988.

“The Information Search Process of High, Middle and Low Achieving High School Seniors.” American Association of School Librarians Research Forum, New Orleans, LA, July 1988.

1987

“The Role of the Media Specialist in Integrating Research Skills and Critical Thinking into the Curriculum.” Keynote Address. Alabama Instructional Media Association, Decatur, AL, October 1987.

“Trends and Future Directions in School Library Media Centers.” Invitational Conference For Librarians and Administrators, New Jersey State Library, Cape May, NJ, October 1987.

“A Process Approach to Information Seeking: Report of Research in Progress.” American Association of School Librarians Research Committee, San Francisco, CA, June 1987.

“Cognitive Models of the Library Search Process: A Report of Research.” New Jersey Library Association, Atlantic City, NJ, May 1987.

“Critical Thinking Skills as Basic Library Skills.” Long Island (NY) School Media Association, Nassau Community College, May 1987.

“Cognitive Development: Considerations for Planning Children’s Services.” Sponsored by the Children’s Department of the Morris County (NJ) Library, March 1987.

1986

“Essential Elements of a Library Instruction Program.” Keynote Address, Maryland State Department of Education Conference on Developing Quality Programs in Support of School Library Media Standards, Annapolis, September, 1986.

“Library Skills K-12: Integrating with the Curriculum.” Tulsa Area Continuing Education Cooperative, Sapulpa, OK, August 1986.

“Research Styles: Case Studies of Six Young Adults.” New Jersey Library Association, Atlantic City, May 1986.

“Stages in Child and Adolescent Development: Implications for School Library Instructional Programs.” Alumni Symposium, Library and Information Studies Department, SCILS, Rutgers, April 1986.

“The Library Research Process: Case Studies and Interventions with High School Seniors.”Seventh Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, University of Pennsylvania” a Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia, April 1986.

“Bridging the Gap: Applying Information Skills in Elementary, Secondary, and College Libraries.” Atlantic and Cape May County Library Association, Atlantic County College, Mays Landing, NJ, March 1986.

1985

“Strategies for Teaching the Library Research Process.” Ohio Library Association Annual Conference, Cincinnati, November 1985.

“Stages in the Library Research Process.” Delaware Library Association Annual Conference, Dover, October 1985.

1984

“Conducting Locally-based Research.” EMAnj/NJLA Fall Conference, New Brunswick, NJ December 1984.

“The Library Research Process.” AASL National Conference, Atlanta, GA., November 1984.

1983

“Considerations for Planning a K-12 Library Skills Curriculum.” EMAnj/NJLA Fall Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, December, 1983.