ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 2/26/19

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Call for Papers — Open Sessions

Theme: “Information Literacy in Context: Research Informing Practice and Practice Informing Research”

The Information Literacy Section in partnership with Library Theory and Research Section invites you to submit proposals for our session at the IFLA World Congress in Athens Greece, August 24 – 30th.

Over the last decades researchers have elaborated theoretical models of information literacy and librarians have developed comprehensive concepts for teaching information literacy in practice.

The session aims to connect theory and practice by addressing the challenges of applying theory to practice and the impact of practical work on theory building. We invite critical, analytical and contextual contributions on how theoretical or methodological approaches can be used to inform practice and how practical experiences can inform research to build new models or to modify existing models…

Suggested topics are e.g.:

  • Frameworks, guidelines and standards for information literacy – Application and adaptation in different contexts
  • Educational theory and information literacy
  • The geography of information literacy – the impact of politics, economic prosperity and culture on information literacy and information literacy education
  • The status of librarians in different societies – the impact on their role as teachers of information literacy and possible strategies for being effective information literacy educators
  • Building communities of practice among information literacy educators
  • Contextual models – how they inform practical aspects of information literacy education

Submission Guidelines

  • Selection of papers will be based on an abstract (of no more than 500 words), which should demonstrate the paper’s relevance to one or more of the topics above.
  • The author(s) should include their full contact details and a brief biographical note with the abstract.
  • Abstracts should be submitted as an MS Word file by e-mail. They will be reviewed by the full Program Committee.
  • Please title the email “IFLA WLIC 2019 abstract”. Receipt of all submissions will be confirmed.

Please email your abstract to the Co-Chairs of Program Committee:

Dr. Egbert John Sánchez Vanderkast, Library Theory and Research Section


Dr. Zuza Wiorogórska, Information Literacy Section
Email:  …

If accepted, a full paper must be submitted for inclusion on the Conference website. Further details will be provided on acceptance

Depending on the number of submissions accepted, we are expecting that up to 15 minutes will be allowed for each presentation, with 5 minutes for questions.

All proposals must be received by 24 March 2019.

Important dates

24 March 2019 – Abstract submission with full author(s) details including email contact;

14 April 2019 – Notification of acceptance;

30 June 2019 – Full paper due. Must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere…


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