Dr Ross Todd

Workshop Availability

Australia June, July,
August, November, 2013

By appointment at other
times


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Biography

Dr Ross. J. Todd is currently Research Director at the Centre for International Scholarship in School Librarianship (CISSL) and Associate Professor in the School of Communication, Information and Library Studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

He is well known to Australian’s for his work at the University of Technology Sydney, for the many professional development activities he has presented for IASL, ASLA, SLAV and ALIA, and for editing the research component of Scan, the NSW Department of Education and Training journal.

Ross brings extensive international experience to his seminars and workshops. His primary teaching and research interests focus on adolescent information seeking and use. The research is milut-faceted, and includes:

  • Cognitive information utilization and knowledge construction
  • How school libraries more effectively empower student learning
  • Information and critical literacies with emphasis on digital environments
  • Building schools as effective information sharing communities.

He has published more than 100 papers and book chapters and has been an invited speaker at many international conferences. He is a member of the editorial board of the International School Librarianship journal School Libraries Worldwide, the School Library Association of Victoria Journal, Synergy, and the US publication School Library Media Research. His awards include:

  • 2012 Teacher Librarian Journal - Leadership Award for being a Learning Commons Visionary
  • 2008 - SLANZA Certificate of Appreciation. Presented by the School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa.
  • 2006 - SCILS - LIS Department. Distinguished Achievement in Service Award, Rutgers University.
  • 2006 - Honorary Membership, Outstanding Service & Support to School Library Media Centers. Presented by Kentucky School Media, Association.
  • 2005 - SCILS - LIS Department. Distinguished Service in Support of Teaching Award, Rutgers University.

Dr Ross Todd's Workshops

Dr Ross Todd has an extensive list of seminars / workshops available for in school professional development or to suit your network group or professional organisation. For more information about any of his seminars / workshops or to have something customised to suit your needs please contact jodie@sybasigns.com.au

Workshops include:

  • What is Guided Inquiry?
  • The National Curriculum: Developing a Web 2.0 and Guided Inquiry Approach 
  • Guided Inquiry in Action
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • School Libraries Making a Difference

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