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Second Call for Papers European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL)

posted 25 Oct 2012, 07:30 by ICO Education
October 22-25, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey  -  www.ilconf.org - 

ECIL is Organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University and Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University. It is an international conference supported by Turkish National Commission for UNESCO, Information Literacy Section of IFLA and many other prestigious universities, associations, and organizations actively involved in media and information literacy.

Aim & Scope
Information Literacy, Media Literacy and Lifelong Learning being the main theme, ECIL aims to bring together researchers, information professionals, media specialists, educators, policy makers, employers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current issues, recent developments, challenges, theories, and good practices.

Paul G. Zurkowski is the originator of the term "information literacy". He first used this term in 1974 in a proposal to the US National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. At the time he coined the term he was president of the Information Industry Association. His vision for information literacy skill development is not library centric, but advocates for a universal approach in its delivery across all trades, occupations and professions. Zurkowski views information literacy skills as a critical stepping stone in the creation of wealth, a key element for national economic development. 

Dr Christine Bruce is Professor in the Information Systems School, Science and Engineering Faculty, QUT, Australia. She has an extensive research and publication profile in information literacy and higher education teaching and learning. Dr. Bruce has a special focus on information literacy and learning. She regularly facilitates workshops and delivers speeches on information literacy. In 2010 Dr. Bruce received the Library Board of Queensland Award for her contributions to information literacy research and education. 

Main topics of the Conference include (but not limited with) the following: 
  • Information literacy and lifelong learning 
  • Information literacy in theoretical context (models, standards, indicators, etc.) 
  • Information literacy and related concepts (transversal competencies, media literacy, civic literacy, transliteracy, metaliteracy, e-literacy, digital literacy, computer literacy, scientific literacy, visual literacy, digital empowerment, etc.) 
  • Media and information literacy (MIL) as a new concept 
  • Information literacy research (methods and techniques) 
  • Information seeking and information behavior 
  • Information literacy good practices 
  • Information literacy networks and networking 
  • Information literacy policies and policy development 
  • Information literacy and libraries (college and university libraries, school libraries, public libraries, special libraries) 
  • Information literacy and LIS education 
  • Information literacy and knowledge management 
  • Information literacy across disciplines 
  • Information literacy in different cultures and countries 
  • Information literacy in different contexts (juristic, health, etc.)