Tuesday, December 30, 2014

CFP: Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference June 17th-20th 2015 Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference
JUNE 17th-20th 2015  Juni na Uni 2015. - Hotel "Opal" Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Conference website: http://www.wbilc2015.kbbi.ba/en/

Call for Papers
Theme: Information & media literacy for lifelong learning: digital citizenship for a digital age.

In this Information Age the rise of digital and social media tools has brought with it some amazing innovations and immense challenges. The challenge to achieve information literacy (IL) in this information rich society is vital for lifelong learning and allows us to capitalise on the diverse and often overwhelming range of information choices which we have been confronted with by the power of the Internet. This great power has forced all of us to develop strategies for confronting issues concerning accessibility, reliability, authenticity and validity as well as information overload. Information Literacy is a vital transferable skill for lifelong learning in both formal and informal learning environments throughout people's lifetimes. Information literacy facilitates active citizenship of individuals. Information literacy prepares people for lifelong learning because it enables them to find the information they need for any task or decision at hand. In helping to provide and expand access to information, helping to facilitate full participation in Society- our role is crucial. We must prepare for a Society full of Information, prepare for Digital Citizenship for a Digital Age.

Main Themes and Topics: Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference.

A.      Information literacy in the modern world

  • Information Literacy in the 21st century
  • Information literacies (media literacy, digital literacy, visual literacy, financial literacy, health
  • literacy, cyber wellness, infographics, information behaviour, trans-literacy, post-literacy)
  • Information Literacy and academic libraries
  • Information Literacy and adult education
  • Information Literacy and blended learning
  • Information Literacy and distance learning
  • Information Literacy and mobile devices (M-learning)
  • Information Literacy and Gamification
  • Information literacy and public libraries
  • Information Literacy in Primary and Secondary Schools
  • Information literacy and the Knowledge Economy
  • Information literacy and the Information Society
  • Information Literacy and the Multimedia Society
  • Information Literacy and the Digital Society
  • Information Literacy in the modern world (e.g. web 2.0 ; web 3.0;
  • YouTube, trends, emerging technologies and innovation; growth of digital resources;digital reference tools; tiered reference services).
  • The future of information literacy
  • Workplace information literacy
B.      Librarians as support to the lifelong learning process

  • Digital pedagogy and Information Literacy
  • Integrating information literacy into the curriculum
  • Putting information literacy theory into practice
  • Information Literacy training and instruction
  • Instructional design and performance for information literacy (e.g. teaching practice,  session design, lesson plans)
  • Information Literacy and online learning (e.g. self-paced IL modules)
  • Information Literacy and Virtual Learning Environments
  • Supporting users need through library 2.0 and beyond
  • Digital empowerment and reference work
  • Information Literacy across the disciplines
  • Information literacy and digital preservation
  • Innovative IL approaches
  • Student engagement with Information Literacy

C. Media and information literacy – theoretical approaches (standards, assessment,
collaboration, etc.)
  • Information literacy theory (models, standards, indicators, Moscow Declaration etc.)
  • Information literacy and Artificial intelligence
  • Information Literacy and information behaviour
  • Information literacy and reference services: cyber reference services, virtual reference services, mobile reference services, expert crowd sourcing, global reference volunteers
  • Information literacy cultural and contextual approaches
  • Information Literacy and Threshold concepts
  • Information literacy evaluation and assessment
  • Information literacy in different cultures and countries including national studies
  • Information literacy project management
  • Measuring in information literacy instruction assessment

D. New aspects of education/strategic planning, policy, and advocacy for information literacy
in a digital age

  • Branding, promotion and marketing for information literacy
  • Cross –sectorial; and interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships for information literacy
  • Information literacy policies and development
  • Leadership and Governance for information literacy
  • Strategic planning for IL
  • Strategies in e-learning to promote self-directed and sustainable learning in the area of information literacy skills.

Paper submission:
Submissions in any of the following forms are accepted:
• Full paper to be published in conference proceedings
• Presentation
• Roundtable discussion
• Poster session
• Train-the-trainers workshop
• PechaKucha

Papers submission dateline: Friday 15 May 2015
Important Dates
Paper submission deadline May 15, 2015
Notification of acceptance May 30, 2015
Dissemination of final programme June 02, 2015
Deadline for authors to submit slides June 04, 2015

For further information: please see the Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference website for additional details at: http://www.wbilc2015.kbbi.ba/en/

Please note: all expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by the Conference
Committee, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.


Padraig Kirby MSc (LIS)  BA (Hons) HdipLIS
Senior Library Assistant
The Library
Limerick Institute of Technology,
Moylish park
00353 61 293516