Call for Papers — Open Sessions
Information Literacy Section joint with Library Theory and Research Section
- 25 February 2019, 17:05
Theme: "Information Literacy in Context: Research Informing Practice and Practice Informing Research"
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
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
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.
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.
Presentation at the Conference
A maximum of 15 minutes will be allowed for the presentation of each paper during the session; the full written paper is not to be read. The language of the session is expected to be English. However, presenters may also give their talk in any of the IFLA’s official languages. Simultaneous translation is not guaranteed; therefore, presenters are strongly encouraged to provide the PowerPoint in English to facilitate understanding of the ideas presented.
At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Athens. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.
Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.
All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.
Congress Participation Grants
List of opportunities for support is available on the Conference Participation Grants webpage.