International Conference on Information Literacy (ICIL-SA 2019) on 23-26 Sep. 2019 at NWU, South Africa : Last Date 30/03/19

Conference Theme

Information literacy in all spheres of life

Conference Aim

The ICIL-SA 2019 conference aims to bring together researchers, library and information services professionals, employers, media specialists, educators, policy makers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and to discuss recent developments and current challenges in both theory and practice.

Submission Types

  1. Individual papers and posters
    Proposals for both papers and posters are welcome. Abstracts of no more than 300 words including references for papers or posters should be submitted on the conference website. Papers will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes for discussion and questions.
  2. PechaKucha
    These sessions will cover work in progress reports, fresh developments, innovations and good practices. It is a short, very focused, visually appealing and inspiring narrated slide show (20 slides), 6 minute 40 second length (20 seconds for each slide), a 300-word abstract is required.
  3. Doctoral forum
    This section covers short papers either on a critical literature review of the research topic or research question(s), research objectives, research methodology and work done so far of ongoing work of PhD students. This provides an opportunity to gain valuable feedback from peers and subject specific experts. Review process takes place in two phases. A 300-word abstract is required.
  4. Panel discussions
    Panel discussions will also be accommodated. These discussions should address a common theme. Furthermore, they will be scheduled for 90 minutes and may include a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 papers. In addition to individual proposals (of no more than 300 words each including references), please also submit an overview description of no more than 500 words (including references) with the panel’s content and objectives.

General Conference Topics

  1. Information literacy in different contexts of everyday life (hobbies, arts, self-development, sports, physical exercise, cooking, homing, etc.)
  2. Information literacy and active citizenship
  3. Information literacy and health and well-being
  4. Information literacy for different groups (adults, children, young people, disadvantaged groups)
  5. Information literacy in different cultures and countries
  6. Information literacy and ethical/social issues
  7. Information literacy and open education
  8. Information literacy within a multiliteracies framework
  9. Information literacy and academic literacy
  10. Information literacy and the decolonization of the curriculum
  11. Critical perspectives on information literacy in everyday life contexts
  12. Information literacy and the neoliberal agenda
  13. Information literacy and digital empowerment
  14. Information literacy and trans/inter/multiculturalism
  15. Information literacy and community engagement
  16. Information literacy and social change
  17. Information literacy and democracy, citizenship, active participation
  18. Information literacy as emancipatory pedagogy
  19. Information literacy and inclusive education
  20. Information literacy, libraries, the public sphere
  21. Information literacy in the workplace
  22. Information literacy and employability
  23. Information literacy and lifelong learning
  24. Information literacy in theoretical context (models, standards, indicators)
  25. 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,)
  26. Information literacy research (research strategies, methodology and methods)
  27. Information seeking and information behaviour
  28. Information literacy good practices
  29. Information literacy networks and networking
  30. Information literacy policies and policy development
  31. Information literacy and libraries (research libraries, university libraries, public libraries, special libraries, school libraries)
  32. Information literacy and LIS education
  33. Information literacy and information and knowledge management
  34. Information literacy across disciplines
  35. Information literacy and education
  36. Information literacy education in different sectors (school, higher education, vocational education)
  37. Information literacy instruction (curriculum development, instructional design, teaching techniques and methods, Web-based training, e-learning, measurement and evaluation, promotion and marketing, training the trainers, partnership, collaboration across professions, teacher education, integrating into curricula)
  38. Information literacy and emerging technologies
  39. Information literacy in the future
  40. Information literacy and the fourth industrial revolution
  41. Information Literacy and Academic life cycle
  42. Information literacy and challenges of education
  43. Information Literacy: blended learning multiliteracies
  44. Information Literacy: sustainable blended multiliteracies
  45. Information Literacy: an interdisciplinary learning approach
  46. Measuring the impacts of information literacy
  47. Open Information Literacy
  48. Open Access
  49. Contextualised Information Literacy
  50. From information literacy to multiliteracies


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