Thursday, April 04, 2013

CFP: Information Literacy in the curriculum across Disciplines (Rome, June 2013)

CFP: Information Literacy in the curriculum across Disciplines (Rome, June 2013)
Special Session in the 5th QQML Conference, June 4-7, 2013, RomeItaly-

Anthi Katsirikou, University of Piraeus Library, Greece-
Ageliki Oikonomou, University of Piraeus LibraryGreece-
Konstantinos Kyprianos, University of Piraeus

A vast amount of models and terminology has been developed globally by libraries and other organizations and associations to define the skills that must someone have in order to be information literate. In the era of information plethora and digital technology, the information literacy skills are becoming more and more necessary.
Universities worldwide and especially academic libraries have early realized the importance of information literacy and they started to provide tools and programs to their students. These tools and programs were aiming to help students to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the information needed. Besides, this is the definition of information literacy according to ALA.
Nowadays, information comes in many formats and forms and its validity and its quality is not always guaranteed. Students must develop new cognitive skills in order to use this information succinctly and efficiently. Additionally, the specialization in disciplines made prerequisite the information literacy to interfere with the curriculum.
In these lines of thoughts, many universities and institutions around the world are starting to endorse information literacy into the curriculum.
Nowadays, many universities and institutions around the world are endorsing the information literacy into the curriculum.
The purpose of this session is to present innovative proposals, applications and syllabus regarding the subject information literacy that run into the disciplines in regional and international level and the benefits of such a venture.

Topics of interest
Case studies and best practices
Creative instruction of information literacy skills
Critical thinking
Information literacy across the disciplines
Information literacy in the curriculum
Innovative programs
Policies and models
Teaching information literacy across disciplines
Teaching information literacy in academic libraries

Important Dates
- Abstract/ Paper submission due: April 15, 2013
- Author notification: April 20, 2013
- Conference: 4- 7 June, 2013

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