Carol C. Kuhlthau

Professor Emerita, Rutgers University

Carol C. Kuhlthau is professor emerita of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University, where she directed the graduate program in school librarianship, rated number one in the country by U.S. News & World Report. She is founding director of the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries at Rutgers University, where she serves as senior advisor. Her published works include Libraries Unlimited’s Seeking Meaning: A Process Approach to Library and Information Services, 2nd ed. (2004), Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century (2007), and Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Learning in Your School (2012). She is internationally recognized for her ground-breaking research on the information search process and the ISP model of thoughts, feelings, and actions in six stages of information seeking and use.