Sunday, November 13, 2016

CFP: 5th Annual European Council on Information Literacy Conference (Sept 2017 St. Malo, France) - Workplace Information Literacy

Please consider submitting a proposal to the 5th Annual European Council on Information Literacy Conference, to be held Sept 18-21 2017 in St. Malo, France.

This year's conference theme is Workplace Information Literacy. The full CFP is below:

Co-organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University and the IUT Paris Descartes, European Conference on Information Literacy (or ECIL) will take place in Saint-Malo, France from 18-21 September 2017.

ECIL is an international conference under the patronage of UNESCO and IFLA. Paul G. Zurkowski is the Honorary Chair of the Conference. Conference committees include over hundred distinguished experts from over sixty countries. The language of the Conference is English.

Aim & Scope
Workplace Information Literacy being the main theme, ECIL aims to bring together researchers, information professionals, employers, media specialists, educators, policy makers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss recent developments and current challenges in both theory and practice.

Topics of the Conference include (but not limited with) the following:
• Information literacy in the workplace
• Information literacy and employability
• Information literacy and workforce development
• Information literacy and career readiness
• Information literacy and developing critical and creative workers
• Information literacy and 21st century workplace
• Information usage in the workplace
• Information literacy and organisational success
• Information literacy and competitiveness
• Critical perspectives on workplace information literacy
• Information literacy and the neoliberal agenda
• Information literacy and digital empowerment
• Information literacy and trans/inter/multiculturalism
• Information literacy and community engagement
• Information literacy and social change
• Information literacy and democracy, citizenship, active participation
• Information literacy, libraries, the public sphere
• Information literacy and lifelong learning
• Information literacy in theoretical context (models, standards, indicators)
• Information literacy and related concepts (transversal competencies, media literacy, data literacy, civic literacy, transliteracy, metaliteracy, e-literacy, digital literacy, computer literacy, scientific literacy, visual literacy, health literacy, multi literacy)
• Information literacy research (research strategies, methodology and methods)
• Information seeking and information behavior
• Information literacy good practices
• Information literacy policies and policy development
• Information literacy and libraries Information literacy and LIS education
• Information literacy and knowledge management
• Information literacy across disciplines
• Information literacy in different cultures and countries
• Information literacy in different contexts (law, health, etc.)
• Information literacy and education
• Information literacy education in different sectors (K-12, higher education, vocational education)
• Information literacy instruction
• Information literacy for different groups (adults, children, young people, disadvantaged groups)
• Information literacy and ethical/social issues
• Information literacy and emerging technologies
• Information literacy in the future

Important Dates
First call: 7 November 2016
Second call: 12 December 2016
Third call: 16 January 2017
Abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2017
Notification of acceptance for abstracts: 31 March 2017
Deadline for submitting final versions of abstracts: 15 April 2017
Authors’ notification on final decision on abstract category: 2 May 2017
Registration starts: May 2017
Full-text submission deadline: 15 May 2017
Notification of acceptance for full-texts: 15 June 2017
Deadline for submitting final versions of full-texts: 3 July 2017
Early registration deadline: 15 June 2017
Author registration deadline: 30 June 2017
Conference sessions: 18-21 September 2017
Paper Submission
The conference is composed of several types of contributions, such as full papers, posters, PechaKucha, best practices, workshops, panels, invited talks, and doctoral forum, each of which has different requirements and restrictions regarding the length, time allocation and content. Contributions should be prepared using the templates available through the Conference web site and
submitted electronically via the conference management system before the deadlines indicated under important dates. Contributions will be peer-reviewed. Detailed information about review process can be obtained from conference web site. At least one of the authors should register online via
Conference web site and take part at the conference to make the presentation. 

Le Grand Large – Palais des congrès de Saint Malo. 1, quai Duguay-Trouin.
FR-35288 Saint Malo


Abstract submission, review process & book of abstracts 
Sonja Špiranec, General Co-chair and Co-chair of ECIL 2017

Full-text submission, review process & proceedings book
Serap Kurbanoğlu, General Co-chair and Co-chair of ECIL 2017

Local issues, registration, accommodation and tours
Joumana Boustany, Co-chair for ECIL 2017 and Chair of the Local Organizing