Thursday, February 9, 2017

Call for papers - Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference

The call for papers is now open for the Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference 2017. The title of the conference is Generation Z: Fake News and Information Literacy, the New Horizon and it will take place 6th - 9th June 2017 in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Important Dates:
Abstracts submission deadline 24th April 2017
Notification of Abstract acceptance 30th April 2017
Full Paper submission deadline 15th May 2017
Notification of acceptance 30th May 2017
Dissemination of final programme 2nd June 2017

Main themes and topics:

A. Information literacy in the modern world
  • Fake News and Information Literacy
  • Action Literacy
  • Information literacies (media literacy, digital literacy, visual literacy, financial literacy, health literacy, cyber wellness, infographics, information behaviour, trans-literacy, post-literacy)
  • Information Literacy and academic libraries
  • Information Literacy and adult education
  • Information Literacy and blended learning
  • Information Literacy and distance learning
  • Information Literacy and mobile devices (M-learning)
  • Information Literacy and Gamification
  • Information literacy and public libraries
  • Information Literacy in Primary and Secondary Schools
  • Information literacy and the Knowledge Economy
  • Information literacy and the Information Society
  • Information Literacy and the Multimedia Society
  • Information Literacy and the Digital Society
  • Information Literacy in the modern world (e.g trends, emerging technologies and innovation; growth of digital resources; digital reference tools; reference services).
  • The future of information literacy
  • Workplace information literacy
B. Librarians as support to the lifelong learning process
  • Digital pedagogy and Information Literacy
  • Integrating information literacy into the curriculum
  • Putting information literacy theory into practice
  • Information Literacy training and instruction
  • Instructional design and performance for information literacy (e.g. teaching practice, session design, lesson plans)
  • Information Literacy and online learning (e.g. self-paced IL modules)
  • Information Literacy and Virtual Learning Environments
  • Supporting users need through library 2.0 and beyond
  • Digital empowerment and reference work
  • Information Literacy across the disciplines
  • Information literacy and digital preservation
  • Innovative IL approaches
  • Student engagement with Information Literacy
C. Media and information literacy – theoretical approaches (standards, assessment, collaboration, etc.)
  • Information literacy theory (models, standards, indicators.)
  • Information literacy and Artificial intelligence
  • Information Literacy and information behaviour
  • Information literacy and reference services: cyber reference services, virtual reference services, mobile reference services, expert crowd sourcing, global reference volunteers
  • Information literacy cultural and contextual approaches
  • Information Literacy and Threshold concepts
  • Information literacy evaluation and assessment
  • Information literacy in different cultures and countries including national studies
  • Information literacy project management
  • Measuring in information literacy instruction assessment
D. New aspects of education/strategic planning, policy, and advocacy for information literacy
in a digital age

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

Paper submission:

Submissions in any of the following forms are accepted:
  • Full paper to be published in conference proceedings
  • Presentation
  • Roundtable discussion
  • Poster session
  • Train-the-trainers workshop
  • PechaKucha

Abstracts & papers (prepared using the WBILC template) are to be sent to

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