Wednesday, February 03, 2016

CFP: Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference, Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina June 8th-11th 2016

Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference
A Call to Action: Information Literacy in the Digital World
JUNE 8th-11th 2016, Juni na Uni 2016 , Hotel Opal, Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina,

Conference website:
There is now a new Call to Action- Action Literacy,  and we play a crucial role. As proposed by Paul Zurkowski who is credited with coining the term Information Literacy in 1974, there is a great need to bridge the gap between Academic Information Literacy and the general public’s need to be able to navigate what is commonly considered our information overload. Information literacy prepares people for lifelong learning because it enables them to find the information they need for any task or decision at hand.  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. The general public worldwide is in need of Information Literacy skills training so they can adequately respond to critical “kitchen table” issues such as job security, local community challenges, healthcare concerns and educational reform. In Action Literacy- there is a new Call to Action, which we must respond to-  for Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning in the Digital World.

Call for Papers
Theme: A Call to Action: Information Literacy in the Digital World
Papers should be prepared using WBIL template and submitted electronically to this email address:
After the second cycle of Peer-Review, selected papers will be published in the WBIL proceedings book and in the Peer Reviewed Education for Information (indexed by SCOPUS) ISSN print: 0167-8329; ISSN online1875-8649

Conference main themes and topics
A.      Information literacy in the modern world
·         Information Literacy in the 21st century
        Action Literacy
·         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: 15 May 2016 
Important Dates
Abstracts submission deadline April 24, 2016
Notification of Abstract acceptance April 30, 2016
Paper submission deadline May 15, 2016
Notification of acceptance May 30 2016
Dissemination of final programme June 02 2016

For further information: please see the Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference website for additional details at:

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.