Friday, January 19, 2018

Call for papers - 6th European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL2018)

The 6th European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL2018) will take place
in Oulu, Finland, from 24-27 September 2018.

Authors are required to submit a 500 word abstract for all categories via the conference management system by February 15, 2018.

The language of the Conference is English.

Topics of the Conference include (but not limited with) the following:
Information literacy in different contexts of everyday life (hobbies, arts, self-development, sports, physical exercise, cooking, homing, etc.)
Information literacy and active citizenship
In formation literacy and health and well-being
Information literacy for different groups (adults, children, young people, disadvantaged groups)
Information literacy in different cultures and countries
Information literacy and ethical/social issues
Critical perspectives on information literacy in everyday life contexts
Information literacy and the neoliberal agenda
Information literacy and digital empowerment
Information literacy and trans/inter/multiculturalism
Information literacy and community engagement
Information literacy and social change
Information literacy and democracy, citizenship, active participation
Information literacy as emancipatory pedagogy
Information literacy and inclusive education
Information literacy, libraries, the public sphere
Information literacy and lifelong learning
Information literacy in the workplace
Information literacy and employability
Information literacy in theoretical context (models, standards, indicators)
Information literacy and related concepts (transversal competencies, media literacy, data literacy, civic literacy, transliteracy, metaliteracy, e-literacy, digital literacy, computer literacy, scientific literacy, visual literacy,)

Submissions for Contributions
The conference will be composed of several types of contributions, such as full-papers, posters, PechaKucha, best practices, workshops, panels, special sessions, and doctoral forum. Each has different requirements and restrictions regarding the length, time allocation and content. In each category at least one of the authors of an accepted contribution should register online via Conference web site and take part in the conference to make the presentation.

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