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Georgia Southern to host 2018 Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

The 2018 Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy will be held at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah Sept. 27-29.

All K-12 and higher education faculty and staff, librarians, media professionals, writing instructors, teachers and graduate students are invited to gather and share research and best practices for teaching and learning information literacy.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Elise Eidman-Aadahl, Ph.D., executive director of the National Writing Project, a network of more than 180 literacy-focused professional development and research communities across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Her work with literacy within a digital context is widely published, including co-authoring Because Digital Writing Matters (Jossey-Bass, 2010) and Writing for a Change: Boosting Literacy and Learning through Social Action (Jossey-Bass, 2008).

In addition to the conference, all attendees gain access to the post-conference workshop, a partnership between the Learning Information Literacy Across the Curriculum (LILAC) Project and the Citation Project, a study of how students use the information they find. The workshop brings participants into an interactive experience on coding and analyzing information-seeking behaviors of native English speakers and multilingual writers across composition classes.

All attendees are welcomed to the Keynote Reception, Thursday, Sept. 27.

Find out more information and register on the conference website at GeorgiaSouthern.edu/infolit.

The Coastal Georgia Center is located at 305 Fahm St., just off Oglethorpe Avenue in downtown Savannah. For additional information about this conference from the Georgia Southern Division of Continuing Education, contact Dr. Deedee Southerlin at 912-478-5555 or infolit@georgiasouthern.edu.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders, and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

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