2009 – present. CISSL-NJASL 2-year research program. Contract for $120,000 signed in April 2009.
Abstract: This research study seeks to (a) construct a picture of the status of New Jersey's school libraries in terms of their informational-transformational-formational dimensions; (b) to understand the contribution of quality school libraries to education in New Jersey; (c) to understand some of the contextual and professional dynamics that enable and inhibit school libraries to contribute significantly to education in New Jersey; and (d) to make recommendations in New Jersey stakeholders to develop a sustained and long-term program of capacity building and evidence-based continuous improvement of school libraries in New Jersey.
Progress to Date: Phase 1 infrastructure study--survey instrument developed, pilot tested, and now open to data collection.
2006 – 2007. Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries. “School Administrator’s Support for School Libraries: The Impact on Student Achievement”. $80,000.
Ross Todd, Carol Gordon and Ya-Ling Lu.
2006. Kent State University Institute for Library and Information Literacy Education (ILILE). “School Librarian – Classroom Teacher Instructional Collaboration”. $30,000.
Ross Todd and Jannica Heinstrom.
2005 – 2006. Rutgers University: The President’s Program for Research in Service to New Jersey: “The Impact of School Libraries on Student Learning in Abbott Schools of NJ”. $10,000.
C. Kuhlthau. R. Todd & M. Winston.
2004 - 2006. Delaware: Governor’s Task Force on School Libraries. “School Libraries Infrastructure” and “Student Learning through Delaware School Libraries”. $50,000.
R. Todd and C. Kuhlthau.
2003 – 2005. Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grants for Libraries. “Impact of School Libraries on Student Learning”. $220,549
R. Todd, C. Kuhlthau & N. Wacholder.
2003 -2005. Ohio Educational Library Media Association / State Library of Ohio. “Student Learning through Ohio School Libraries” $80,000.
R Todd & C. Kuhlthau.