Facing the Future: Librarians and Information Literacy in a Changing Landscape – CALL FOR PAPERS

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IFLA Information Literacy Section Satellite Meeting
IFLA Information Literacy Section Satellite Meeting
Limerick Ireland August 14-15th 2014


Facing the Future: Librarians and Information Literacy in a Changing Landscape

Satellite meeting website: http://www.iflasatellitelimerick.com

Call for Papers: All proposals must be submitted by February 28, 2014 using the Proposal submission form.

As librarians, we are living in a digital age, a time of relentless change. This changing media landscape, together with the rapid growth in information, are affecting individuals and societies now more than ever. In order to succeed in what is now a complex, multifaceted information environment; communities and nations must identify and obtain a crucial set of Information Literacy (IL) competencies. Every day we are confronted with new information and knowledge in different and sometimes challenging forms. The rise of digital and social media tools has brought with it some amazing innovations and immense challenges. IL can help us to seek, critically evaluate and create new information and knowledge to embrace these diverse forms using existing tools and share these through various networks and channels.

IL can create new opportunities to improve quality of life. IL can contribute greatly to lifelong learning. However individuals, organisations and societies must address existing and emerging barriers and challenges to the free and effective use of information- among them limited capacities, resources and infrastructure, a critical need for increased collaboration, censorship, legal barriers and a lack of awareness of the importance of long term information preservation.

Main Themes and Topics
We are interested in proposals addressing the following themes and topics such as (but not limited to):

A. Information literacy and lifelong learning in a changing landscape

  • Information literacy and technological developments (e.g. web 2.0 ; web 3.0 ; mobile technologies; YouTube, trends, emerging technologies and innovation; growth of digital resources; gaming and application software (apps); digital reference tools; tiered reference services).
  • Reframing information literacy as meta-literacy (media literacy, digital literacy, visual literacy, financial literacy, health literacy, cyber wellness)
  • Developing information literacy skills for the next generation: the complementary roles of librarians, teachers and parents
  • Workplace information literacy
  • Information literacy and adult education
  • Information literacy and the knowledge economy
  • Information literacy and knowledge management
  • Information literacy education and training
  • Information literacy and academic libraries
  • Information literacy and public libraries
  • Information literacy and blended learning
  • Information literacy and distance learning
  • The future of information literacy

 

B. Information literacy – theoretical approaches (standards, assessment, collaboration, etc.):

  • Measuring in information literacy instruction assessment
  • Information literacy and reference services: cyber reference services, virtual reference services, mobile reference services, expert crowd sourcing, global reference volunteers
  • Information literacy and Artificial Intelligence
  • Information literacy in different cultures and countries
  • Information literacy evaluation and assessment
  • Information literacy project management
  • Information literacy theory (models, standards, indicators, Moscow Declaration etc.)
  • Information literacy and information behavior
  • Information literacy: cultural and contextual approaches

 

C. Success stories and best practices:

  • Innovative IL approaches
  • Digital empowerment and reference work
  • Information literacy and digital preservation
  • Supporting users need through library 2.0 and beyond
  • Integrating information literacy into the curriculum
  • Information literacy across the disciplines
  • Instructional design and performance for information literacy (e.g. teaching practice, session design, lesson plans, self-paced student modules)
  • Information literacy and online learning (e.g. self-paced IL modules)
  • Information literacy and virtual learning environments
  • Putting information literacy theory into practice
  • Student engagement with information literacy

 

D. Strategic planning, policy, and advocacy for media and information literacy in a digital age: 

  • Information literacy policies and development
  • Leadership and Governance for information literacy
  • Strategic planning for IL
  • Cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships for information literacy
  • Branding, promotion and marketing for information literacy
  • Strategies in e-learning to promote self-directed and sustainable learning in the area of information literacy skills

Paper Submission
We accept submissions in any of the following forms: Full paper to be published in conference proceedings, Presentation, Roundtable discussion, Poster session, Train-the-trainers workshop, and PechaKucha.

Call for Papers: All proposals must be submitted by February 28, 2014 using the Proposal submission form.

First-time presenters and new professionals are encouraged to apply. Students are also invited to participate.

All proposals must be submitted by February 28, 2014 using the Proposal submission form.

Important Dates
Submission of Abstracts and Proposals: February 28, 2014
Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2014
Dissemination of final programme: May 1, 2014
Deadline for authors to submit slides: July 21, 2014
Satellite Meeting: August 14-15, 2014

 

More information
See the Conference website for additional details at: http://www.iflasatellitelimerick.com

Please note: All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.

Congress Attendance Grants
The French National Committee and IFLA have worked hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Up-to-date information will be available on IFLA Conference Participation Grants webpage (http://conference.ifla.org/ifla80/conference-participation-grants).

 

 

 

 

 

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