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Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy
Sseptember 25-26, 2015
Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA

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Conference Overview
The mission of the Georgia 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.
  • 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

  • Academic, school and public librarians.
  • School teachers and faculty in any discipline.
  • Students preparing for careers in K-12 or university teaching, media, or library fields.
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 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 postsecondary settings:

  • 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.
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