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Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy Call for Proposals

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The Proposal Deadline is March 1, 2017.

Decisions will be made after April 10, 2017.

All submissions undergo a blind peer review, usually involving 2-3 referees from institutions around the country. If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, please click here.

Before you begin, please be sure you have the following items:

  • The submission’s title
  • The abstract (up to 250 words)
  • A list of keywords (10 maximum)
  • The electronic format of your file, or hyperlink to your file, if any
  • The type of presentation (see below)
  • Target audience (K-12, Higher Education, Other)
Types of Presentations

Workshop participants must be actively involved; successful workshop proposals explain clearly what participants will do and will include a schedule for the workshop indicating times, participant activities, and speakers. Proposed Workshops with no evidence of active participation by registrants will not be accepted as workshops but will be evaluated as individual paper/presentations.

The Poster Session will be highly interactive. These presentations will take place on Friday, from 1 – 5:30 p.m. in the Lobby of the Coastal Georgia Center. Each poster presenter will encapsulate his or her findings and materials into short, provocative handouts and statements that will promote a healthy and interesting dialogue between presenters and participants.
Standard poster-board dimensions no larger than 32″ x 40″ are recommended.

Types of Presentation include:

  • Individual paper/presentation (20-minute presentation)
  • Panel (1 hour and 15 minutes presentation for two or more presenters)
  • Workshop (1 hour and 15 minutes interactive session)
  • Poster Session (45 minutes)
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 postsecondary settings:

  • 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.

Conference organizers welcome international participants and proposal submissions, in order to broaden and share knowledge regarding information literacy practice, theory, and research in a variety of cultural settings worldwide. Please note, however, that presentations must be in English and that the Conference cannot provide funding for attendees or for presenters.

According to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) an “information literate individual” is able to:

  • Determine the extent of information needed
  • Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically
  • Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally



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