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Librarians invited to attend information literacy conference

School and college librarians, information specialists, and other educators from Massachusetts to Ohio and beyond will converge at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah on Friday, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 6.

These professionals will discuss librarian/teacher partnerships, plagiarism, research beyond Wikipedia, and many other related issues at the 2007 Georgia Conference on Information Literacy.

Hosted by Georgia Southern University, the annual conference is open to anyone who manages information, especially in an academic setting.

Information literacy applies to the full range of information research. An information literate individual has the ability to know when there is a need for information, and can identify, locate, evaluate and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand.

Conference keynote speaker Keith Curry Lance, former director of library research service for Colorado’s state library, will discuss the impact of school libraries and librarians on academic achievement and information literacy.

This year’s conference will feature a pre-conference evening panel on ‘Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century.” Participants may attend the panel in person at the Georgia Southern campus in Statesboro on Thursday, Oct. 4, or listen via teleconference at the Coastal Georgia Center.

Participating Georgia educators can earn credit for one Professional Learning Unit (PLU) by attending the conference on information literacy.

The fee for the conference is $125 per person. The fee includes continental breakfasts, a Friday luncheon, the pre-conference panel, sessions, breaks and exhibits.

To register, visit http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/infolit.html or call (912) 681-5551

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