Selected Publications

RESEARCH AND NON-RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

Books Authored

Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School. With Leslie K. Maniotes and Ann K. Caspari, Libraries Unlimited, 2012.
Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century. With Leslie K. Maniotes and Ann K. Caspari, Libraries Unlimited, 2007.
Seeking Meaning: A Process Approach to Library and Information Services, Second ed. Libraries Unlimited, 2004.
    • Inquiry-based Learning: Lessons from Library Power. with Jean Donham, Kay Bishop, Dianne Oberg. Linworth Publishing, 2001.
    • Teaching the Library Research Process. The Center for Applied Research in Education, 1985. Second ed., Metuchen, N.J: Scarecrow Press, 1994. Available through Scarecrow Press.
    • School Librarians’ Grade-by Grade Activities Program: A Complete Sequential Skills Plan for Grades K-8. Nyack, NY: The Center for Applied Research in Education, 1981. Revised Second ed. Como usar biblioteca na escola: Um programa de atividades para o ensino fundamental, in Portuguese with Bernadete Campello,et.al, 2002. Awarded Fundacao Nacional do Livro Infantil e Juvenil prize from Brazilian national foundation on children’s literature.

Books Edited

    • School Library Media Annual, 1993. Editor with Associate Editors M. Elspeth Goodin and Mary Jane McNally. Volume 11, Englewood, CO:Libraries Unlimited, 1993.
    • School Library Media Annual, 1994. Editor with Associate Editors M. Elspeth Goodin and Mary Jane McNally. Vol. 12, Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1994.
    • Assessment and the School Library Media Center. Editor with Associate Editors M. Elspeth Goodin and Mary Jane McNally, Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1994.
    • The Virtual School Library. Editor with Associate Editors M. Elspeth Goodin and Mary Jane McNally, Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1996.

Book Chapters

    • “Student Learning Styles: Implications for the School Library Media Specialist.” In School Library Media Annual. Edited by Shirley Aaron and Pat Scales. Libraries Unlimited, 1987, pp. 287-292.
    • “A Process Approach to Library Skills Instruction.” In The Emerging School Library Media Program: Readings. Edited by Frances B. McDonald. Libraries Unlimited, 1988, pp. 220-227.
    • “School Libraries and Media Programs.” In ALA Yearbook of Library and Information Services. Edited by Roger H. Parent. 13th ed., American Library Association 1988, pp. 299-304.
    • “On-Line Computer Database in School Library Media Centers.” With Joyce Sherman in To Support the Learner: A Collection of Essays on the Applications of Technology in in Education. Edited by Andrew J. Seager, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education, 1989, pp. 96-101.
    • “State Guidelines and Standards for School Library Media Programs.” With Bonnie L. Kunzel in School Library Media Annual. Edited by Jane Bandy Smith. Libraries Unlimited, 1989, pp. 78-83.
    • “On-line Computer Database in School Library Media Centers for Developing Skills in Information Use and Critical Thinking.” With Joyce C. Sherman in Technology in Today’s Schools. Edited by Cynthia Warger. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1990, pp. 51-56.
    • “Information Search Process: A Summary of Research and Implications for School Library Media Programs.” In The Research of School Library Media Centers Papers of the Treasure Mountain Research Retreat, Park City, Utah, October 17-18, 1989. Edited by Blanche Woolls. Hi Willow Research and Publishing, 1991, pp. 11-120.
    • “Introduction,” “A Process Approach to Library Skills Instruction,” “Information Skills: Tools for Learning,” “An Emerging Theory of Library Instruction,” and “Information Search Process: A Summary of Research and Implications for School Library Media Programs.” In Information Literacy: Learning How to Learn, a collection of articles from School Library Media Quarterly. American Library Association, 1991.
    • “Conversations in Print: Response to Ann Irving,” School Library Media Annual. Edited by Jane Bandy Smith. Libraries Unlimited, 1992.
    • “The Information Search Process in Science Education.” with Mary Jane McNally. The Reference Librarian. Edited by Carol Truett, Haworth Press, 1994, pp. 53-60.
    • “Assessing the Library Research Process.” In Assessment and the School Library Media Center. Edited by Carol C. Kuhlthau with Associate Editors M. Elspeth Goodin and Mary Jane McNally, Libraries Unlimited, 1994.
    • “The Instructional Role of the Library Media Specialist in the Information Age School,” In Information for a New Age: Redefining the Librarian, LIRT, American Library Association, (Library Instruction Round Table) 15th Anniversary Book., Libraries Unlimited, 1995. pp. 47-54.
    • “Implementing a Process Approach to Information Skills: a Study Identifying Indicators of Success in Library Media Programs.” in Sustaining the Vision: A Collection of Articles and Papers on Research in School Librarianship, in Honor of Jean E. Lowrie. Edited by Laurel A. Clyde, Hi Willow for the International Association of School Librarianship, 1996.
    • “Literacy in the Information Age School: Skills for Life-long Learning. “Media Literacy in the Information Age. Edited by Robert Kubey. Transaction Publishers, 1997, pp. 441-448.
    • “Seeking Meaning: The Process of Learning from Information.” Syrgley Lectures Series, Vol. 2, School of Library and Information Studies, Florida State University, 1997.
    • “An Uncertainty Principle for Information Seeking: a Qualitative Approach.” In Encyclopedia of Microcomputers, vol. 19. Edited by Allen Kent and James G. Williams. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc. 1996, pp. 69-81. And in Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, vol. 61. Edited by Allen Kent. New York; Marcel Dekker, Inc. 1997. pp. 355-368.
    • “History of School Libraries in New Jersey.” with Mary Jane McNally, Anne Voss and Arabelle Pennypacker in History of New Jersey Libraries. Edited by Edwin Beckerman. Scarecrow Press, 1997, pp. 153-168.
    • “Literacy and Learning for the Information Age.” in Student Learning in an Information Age: Principles and Practice. Edited by Barbara Stripling, Libraries Unlimited, 2000.
    • Review Professor Kuhlthau’s chapter on the Information Search Process, published in Theories of Information Behavior, edited by Karen Fisher, Sanda Erdelez and Lynn McKechnie in 2005.
    • Information Search Process. Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, edited by Marcia Bates and Mary Niles Maack, Taylor Francis, 2009.

Scholarly Journal Articles

    • “A Process Approach to Library Skills Instruction.” School Library Media Quarterly (Winter) 13(1) 1985, pp. 35-40. (10)
    • “An Emerging Theory of Library Instruction.” School Library Media Quarterly (Fall) 16(1) 1987, pp. 23-28.
    • “Cognitive Development and Student’s Research.” School Library Journal (11) 1987, p. 46. Selected for inclusion in The Best of School Library Journal 40th Anniversary Publication, Neal-Schuman, 1997.
    • “Perceptions of the Information Search Process in Libraries: A Study of Changes from High School Through College.” Information Processing and Management 24(4) 1988, pp. 419-427.
    • “Longitudinal Case Studies of the Information Search Process of Users in Libraries.” Library and Information Science Research (July-September) 10(3) 1988, pp. 257-304.
    • “Meeting the Information Needs of Children and Young Adults: Basing Library Media Programs on Developmental States.” Journal of Youth Services in Libraries (Fall) 2(1) 1988, pp. 51-57.
    • “Developing A Model of the Library Search Process: Investigation of Cognitive and Affective Aspects.” Reference Quarterly (Winter) 28(2) 1988, pp. 232-242.
    • “The Information Search Process of High-, Middle-, and Low-Achieving High School Seniors.” In “Current Research.” Edited by Michael B. Eisenberg, School Library Media Quarterly (Summer) 17(4) 1989, pp. 224-228.
    • “Information Search Process: A Summary of Research and Implications for School Library Media Programs.” School Library Media Quarterly(Fall) 18(5) 1989, pp. 19-25.
    • “The Information Search Process: From Theory to Practice. “Journal of Education for Library and Information Science Continuing Education Column. Edited by Darlene Weingand 31(1) 1990.
    • “Validating A Model of the Search Process: A Comparison of Academic, Public, and School Library Users.” With Betty J.Turock, Mary W. George, and Robert J. Belvin. Library and Information Science Research (January-March) 12(1) 1990, pp. 5-32.
    • “Inside the Search Process: Information Seeking from the User’s Perspective.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science (JASIS) (June) 42(5) 1991, pp. 361-371.
    • “Tiedonhankinnan Tutkimuksesta:Kasitteellisia ja Metodologisia Nakokohtia.” [Research in Information Seeking: Conceptual and Methodological Perspectives]. Kirjastotiede ja Informatiikka 11 (3) 1992, pp. 79-85.
    • “Implementing a Process Approach to Information Skills: a Study Identifying Indicators of Success in Library Media Programs.” School Library Media Quarterly (Fall) 22(1) 1993, pp. 11-18.
    • “A Principle of Uncertainty for Information Seeking.” Journal of Documentation (December) 49(4) 1993, pp. 339-355. “Impact of the Information Search Process Model on Library Services.” in “Library Literacy.”Edited by Mary Reichel, Reference Quarterly RQ, 34 (1) 1994, pp. 21-26.
    • “Students and the Information Search Process: Zones of Intervention for Librarians.” In Advances in Librarianship. Edited by Irene Godden. Academic Press, 1994, pp. 57-72 “The Process of Learning from Information,” School Libraries Worldwide Journal of the International Association of School Librarianship. (January) 1 (1) 1995, pp. 1-12. Published in Finnish, 1996, “Informaatiosta Oppimisen Prosessi” in Kipinoita Oppimiseen Kirjasto Oppimisen Tukena. Edited by Liisa Niinikangas.
    • “Learning in Digital Libraries: An Information Search Process Approach.” in “Children in Digital Libraries” Library Trends. Edited by Frances Jacobson, 45 (4) 1997, pp. 708-724.
    • “Accommodating the User’s Information Search Process:Challenges for Information Retrieval System Designers.” Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science 50th anniversary special issue on information seeking and finding, 25 (3) 1999, pp. 12-16.
    • “The Role of Experience in the Information Search Process of an Early Career Information Worker: Perceptions of Uncertainty, Complexity, Construction and Sources.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science (JASIS) 50(5) 1999, pp. 399-412.
    • “Opportunities for Student Learning in Library Power Schools.” School Libraries Worldwide, 5 (2), 1999, pp. 80-96.
    • “Information Seeking in Context.” Theme issue of Information Processing and Management, edited with Pertti Vakkari, 35 (6), 1999
    • “Information Search Process of Lawyers: A Call For ‘Just For Me’; Information Services.” With Stephanie Tama. Journal of Documentation 57(1), 2001, pp. 25-43.
    • “Information and information seeking of novice users versus expert lawyers: how experts add value.” With Charles Cole. The New Review of Information Behaviour Research. 1, 2000, pp. 103-115.
    • “The Information Search Process (ISP) A Search for Meaning Rather than Answers,” Doshisha Journal of Library and Information Science, (In Japanese) Doshisha University, 2001.
    • “Information Seeking for Learning: a Study of Librarians’ Perceptions of Learning in School Libraries,” with Mary Jane McNally. The New Review of Information Behaviour Research. Studies in information seeking in context. Volume 2, 2001.
    • Review Professor Kuhlthau’s article, “Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries”, published in School Library Media Activities Monthly in January 2005.
    • Toward collaboration between information seeking research and information retrieval” Information Research: an International electronic journal, 10:2, 2005.
    • “The development of the Model of the Information Search Process (ISP) exerpts from the Lazerow Lecture, University of Kentucky, ASIST Bulletin, 33:5, 2007.
    • “Reflections on uncertainty.” Information Processing and Management, Special Issue edited by Theresa Anderson, 2008.
    • Guided Inquiry for School Libraries in the 21st Century.  School Libraries Worldwide, 2010.
    • Research Matters: The Long Reach of the Model of the ISP. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA), 2012.

Proceedings

  • “Stages in Child and Adolescent Development and Implications for School Library Instructional Programs.” In Information Seeking; Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth Annual Symposium of the Graduate Alumni and Faculty of the Rutgers School of Communication, Information and Library Studies. Edited by Jana Varlejs. McFarland, 1987, pp. 40-51.
  • “Facilitating Information Seeking Through Cognitive Models of the Search Process.” With Betty Turock, and Robert Belvin in Proceedings of American Society for Information Science 51st Annual Meeting, Vol. 25 Information Technology: Planning the Next 50 Years 1988, pp. 70-75.
  • “Flowcharting the Information Search: A Method for Eliciting Users’ Mental Maps.” With Robert Belvin and Mary George in Proceedings of American Society for Information Science 52nd Annual Meeting, Vol. 26 Managing Information and Technology 1989, pp. 162-165 .
  • “Bringing Up an Information Literate Generation: Dynamic Roles for School and Public Libraries.” In Information Literacy: Learning How to Learn: Proceedings of the Twenty-eighth Annual Symposium of the Graduate Alumni and Faculty of the Rutgers School of Communication, Information and Library Studies. Edited by Jana Varlejs. McFarland, 1991, pp. 6-12.
  • “The Process Approach to Bibliographic Instruction: An Examination of the Search Process in Preparation for Writing the Research Paper.” In Judging the Validity of Information Sources: Teaching Critical Analysis in Bibliographic Instruction Proceedings of the 18th National Library Instruction Conference. Edited by Linda Shirato. Pierian Press, 1991, pp. 7-13.
  • “Information Search Process: A Summary of Research and Implications for School Library Media Programs. In The Research of School Library Media Centers papers of the Treasure Mountain Research Retreat, Park City, Utah, October 1989, edited by Blanche Woolls. Hi Willow Research and Publishing, 1991, pp. 11-120.
  • “Exploration Into Stages in the Information Search Process in Online Information Retrieval: Communication Between Users and Intermediaries.” With Amanda Spink and Colleen Cool. In Celebrating Change: Information Management on the Move. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science October 26, 1992, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • “The Influence of Uncertainty on the Information Seeking Behavior of a Securities Analyst.” Information Seeking in Context, University of Tampere, Finland, August 1996, Taylor-Graham, 1997, pp. 268-274.
  • “The Relation of Information and Uncertainty in Information Seeking.” Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science (COLIS 2). Royal School of Librarianship, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 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. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science, October 1996, Baltimore, MD, pp. 91-94.
  • “Instructional Interventions for Information Use: Research for Practice.” Keynote address in Proceedings of the Sixth Treasure Mountain Research Retreat for School Librarianship, March 1997, Portland, OR..
  • “Investigating Patterns in Information Seeking Concepts in Context.” Keynote address in Proceedings of the Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) Conference, edited by T.D. Wilson, University of Sheffield, UK, August 1998.
  • “Imagery for Constructing Meaning in the Information Search Process: A Study of Middle School Students.” With Linda Cooper in Proceedings of the Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) Conference, edited by T.D. Wilson, University of Sheffield, UK, August 1998.
  • “Literacy and Learning in the Information Age.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning, edited by Mei Mei Wu, National Normal University of Taiwan, May 1999.
  • “The Information Search Process (ISP) A Search for Meaning Rather Than Answers,” Empirical Study on Information Use Behavior of Researchers and Learners in the Electronic/Networked Environments. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, Report for the Fiscal year 1999/2000.
  • Professor Kuhlthau delivered the Margaret Mann Lecture, “Meeting the Challenge of Intellectual Access: Vital Roles for Librarians”, on October 13, 2004, at the University of Michigan School of Information, Ann Arbor, MI.