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Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy


March 30 – March 31, 2023 • Virtual

Proposal deadline has been extended to February 17th!


Conference Theme: The theme of the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy (GICOIL) this year is Supporting Inclusive Excellence in Information Literacy

Georgia Southern University’s center pillar of our strategic plan is inclusive excellence. As shown on our website “we recognize that our success as an institution of higher learning depends on our ability to embrace, value, and appreciate the diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni across our campuses.  Inclusive excellence is continuous and comprehensive; intentional and dynamic; transformational and innovative and is embedded in all aspects of our culture and actions. Inclusive excellence speaks to sustaining a campus climate that honors, respects, and is inclusive of all elements of diversity that make each of us unique: culture, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, age, (dis)ability, creed, religious or spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, class, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political philosophy, etc. We uphold that all our individual differences enrich our university.” Therefore, the theme of our Information Literacy Conference this year is inclusive excellence as defined at our institution. You are also welcomed to submit proposals that reflect your institution’s definition of inclusive excellence. 

Our guest speaker is Emily Drabinski, 2023-24 President Elect of the American Library Association.


Emily Drabinski is Critical Pedagogy Librarian and Associate Professor at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She co-edited Critical Library Instruction: Theories & Methods (Litwin Books, 2010) and has written and presented widely on issues of critical librarianship and the classroom. Drabinski edits Gender & Sexuality in Information Studies, a book series from Library Juice Press/Litwin Books and serves as reviews editor for College & Research Libraries. She currently serves as President-elect of the American Library Association.


The Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy (GICOIL) invites all K-12 and higher education faculty and staff, librarians, media professionals, writing instructors, teachers, and graduate students to join us for the opportunity to share research and best methods for teaching and learning information literacy!

The conference allows participants to engage one another and discover how to apply crucial information literacy skills in their own settings through peer-reviewed presentations, workshops, and poster presentations.

Presenters for the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy are invited to upload their presentation materials to the site to preserve their research. The invitation is open for presentation materials from any year of the conference.


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Last updated: 1/25/2023