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Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy Opens Call for Proposals

A call for proposals is now open for the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, that will be held at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah Sept. 15 to 16.

The mission of the conference is to provide opportunities to share research and the best practices related to teaching, learning and assessing essential lifelong learning skills. The conference invites proposals from across disciplines for workshops and presentations that will consider, extend or otherwise address information literacy in K-20 (preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, high school and higher education) settings.

Types of presentations include:

  • Individual paper/presentation
  • Panel
  • Workshop
  • Poster session

Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Defining information literacy in a digital age
  • Effective means of developing information literacy skills in learners
  • Partnerships between librarians and classroom teachers to teach students research skills
  • Information literacy across the disciplines
  • Assessment of information literacy initiatives
  • Intellectual property, copyright and plagiarism in the digital age

The proposal submission deadline is March 1, and decisions will be made after April 10.

The keynote speaker will be Cheryl E. Ball, Ph.D., director of the Digital Publishing Institute for the University Libraries at West Virginia University and co-principal investigator on a $1 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to build an open-source academic publishing platform for print and multimedia scholarships.

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