Friday, March 31, 2006

CFP: Georgia Conference on Information Literacy

CFP: Georgia Conference on Information Literacy

Georgia Conference on Information Literacy
October 6-7, 2006
Savannah, GA
Proposals due no later than April 3, 2006

Proposals are currently being accepted for the Georgia Conference on Information Literacy.

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What is Information Literacy?
Information literacy is defined as the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand. The 2006 Conference on Information Literacy invites proposals for workshops and presentations that will consider, extend, or otherwise address information literacy, including but not limited to:
EFFECTIVE MEANS of developing information literacy skills in learners.
PARTNERSHIPS between librarians and classroom teachers to teach students research skills.
INFORMATION LITERACY across the disciplines.
ASSESSMENT of information literacy initiatives.
INTELLECTUAL property, copyright, an plagiarism in the digital age.

For More Information Contact:
Dr. Bede Mitchell at or Dr. Janice Walker

According to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
an "information literate individual" is able to:
+ Determine the extent of information needed
+ Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
+ Evaluate information and its sources critically
+ Incorporate selected information into one's knowledge base
+ Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
+ Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally

For Registration or Exhibitor Information Contact:
Jan Reynolds at

For more information regarding the conference visit

Deborah Champion
Program Management
Continuing Education Center
Georgia Southern University
PO Box 8124
Statesboro, GA 30460
FAX 912-681-0306 or 912-486-7760