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Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy
September 15-16, 2017
Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA

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Would you like to host a round-table discussion? To create additional opportunities for networking and sharing, we are scheduling informal, drop-by conversations (time/date: TBD). If there is an information literacy-related topic you are interested in discussing, and you would be willing to serve as moderator, please e-mail Bede Mitchell at

Conference Overview
The mission of the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy is to provide the opportunity to share research and best methods related to teaching, learning, and assessing essential lifelong learning skills:

  • How to determine the extent of information needed in a given situation.
  • How to access the needed information effectively and efficiently.
  • How to evaluate information and its sources critically.
  • How to incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base.
  • How to use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
  • How to understanding the economic, legal, ethical, and social issues surrounding the use of information.

Benefits of Attending

  • Obtain best-practices for developing information literacy skills in K-12 students, postsecondary students, and lifelong learners of any age.
  • Network with others who share an interest and expertise in information literacy.
  • Practical ideas you can apply in your own setting.
  • Share reports of research related to information literacy.

Who Should Attend

  • University, school and public librarians.
  • School teachers and faculty in any discipline.
  • Students preparing for careers in K-20 teaching, media or library.

What is Information Literacy?
Information literacy is defined as the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand.

The Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy invites proposals across disciplines for workshops and presentations that will consider, extend, or otherwise address information literacy in K-12 and post secondary settings such as:

  • 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.

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