The Stripling Model of Inquiry

by Jay Harlan

Stripling Method of Inquiry

The method was developed by Barbara Stripling. She is a library professor and past president of the American Library Association.

Why inquiry in general?

Stripling believes, “Inquiry is a process of active learning that is driven by questioning and critical thinking.”

Stripling also believes primary sources should be used for this because they are very engaging.


The following picture shows many references used in this flyer that are excellent resources when studying the Stripling Model.