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World Library and Information Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society"

20-24 August 2006, Seoul, Korea


Call for Papers

Information Literacy

The Information Literacy Section (ILS) of IFLA is planning an open program at the World Library and Information Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council, Seoul, Korea, 20-24 August 2006, and now calls for your submissions.


Transitions to College: How Information Literacy Answers the Knowledge Society Challenge

As a result of the Internet, dramatic changes have affected the way information is stored, located, and retrieved. Many students feel that libraries are no longer relevant and that everything they need can be found using search engines on the Web. A rude awakening may be in store when they discover that their college or university professors require them to use scholarly resources. Information Literacy is crucial to student success in an academic information environment. The ULS/ILS joint conference program will focus on effective pedagogy and best practices in teaching the skills students need to survive the critical first year of college and beyond.

We are seeking contributions for a two-hour session with 3 speakers presenting papers that describe information literacy programs for high school or the first year of college, presenting best practices in how to develop and deliver instruction to this population.

In this call for papers we are especially looking for case studies or practical presentations.

The proposal should include a title, an abstract of 200-400 words and relevant biographical information of author(s) / presenter(s).

Proposals for papers must be submitted by 15 January 2006 to:
Linda J. Goff, Head of Instructional Services
University Library, 2021
California State University, Sacramento
2000 State University Drive, East
Sacramento, CA 95819-6039
Tel +(1)(916) 278-5981
E-mail: ljgoff@csus.edu

Successful proposals will be identified by 15 February 2006 and the full paper is due by 1 May 2006.

Please note that all fees, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation, etc. are the responsibility of the authors of accepted papers.

For additional information, please contact Linda J. Goff.