Wednesday, December 23, 2009

CFP: special issue of Library Trends on Information Literacy

CFP: special issue of Library Trends on Information Literacy

CALL FOR PAPERS - LIBRARY TRENDS: International Journal of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Special Issue: Information literacy beyond the academy: towards policy formulation

Edited by Dr. John Crawford, Glasgow Caledonian University

Information literacy has not been chosen as a subject for an issue of Library Trends since 1991. The issue was heavily focused on the Higher Education sector. Since then research, development and practitioner activity has moved on and activity and research and development work around information literacy also takes place in career choice and management, employability training, skills development, workplace decision making, adult literacies training and community learning and development, public libraries, school and further education, lifelong learning and health and media literacies. Information literacy has matured sufficiently to have become a national and international policy issue as evidenced by President Obama’s proclamation and such international statements as the Prague Declaration of 2003.

Papers are invited from all information sectors and academia.

Proposals of no more than 300 words to be sent by 15 January 2010 to: John Crawford at In framing proposals intending authors may wish to be view author guidelines on the journal website at