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[InetBib] CfP IFLA WLC Helsink 2012 Information literacy meets E-learning: Let's talk about interconnections and outcomes.

World Library and Information Congress:

78^th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

"Libraries Now! - Inspiring, Surprising, Empowering"

11-17 August 2012, Helsinki, Finland

*Call for Papers*

      Information literacy meets E-learning: *Let's talk about
      interconnections and outcomes*.

Over the past ten years, there has been a growing awareness about the 
potential role of E-learning in the context of Information Literacy, 
encompassing information literacy instruction through to information 
literacy education.E-learning is often regarded as an effective way to 
extend library presence through innovative services and to reach new 

As learning and teaching environments develop, librarians are required 
to change their own understanding of information literacy skills 
instruction, particularly in terms of how to understand and make optimum 
use of new E-learning platforms and academic content management systems 
to help students construct social knowledge and critical thinking.

The Information Literacy Section and the E-learning Special Interest 
Group invite papers that address a number of questions of research and 

-Is there any evidence to show that E-learning effectively promotes 
self-paced and sustainable learning in the area of information literacy 

-Has E-learning enabled libraries to extend their reach to new 
populations, or provided their existing population with new services and 
fresh possibilities for learning?

-While online tutorials are mainly used in the academic environment for 
large populations of students, what strategies have been introduced in 
public libraries to encourage lifelong E-learning?

-Are there any advantages in teaching information literacy skills using 
a virtual learning environment (VLE) or course management systems (such 
as Moodle, Blackboard, WebCT) in a blended learning context?

-Can information literacy education benefit from collaborative learning 
through forum, chat and distance learning class experiences?

-What aspects of information literacy (eg information skills 
instruction, research process education...) are significantly enhanced 
by the E-learning experience?What elements of the E-learning have the 
greatest value in information literacy training?

-Many tutorials focus specifically on information seeking and citing 
sources; can E-learning go beyond this to address a wider range of 
information literacy outcomes?

Proposals should include :

·An abstract of paper approximately 500 words

·Attach summary of the author(s) details (name, institution, position) 
and brief biographical statement of no more than 50 words

·Submit proposals electronically to infolitelearn@xxxxxxxxx 
<https://webmail.univ-rennes1.fr/dimp/>no later than*February 5, 2012* 
and indicate "IFLA proposal" in the subject line

·Selected presenters will be notified by *March 14, 2012*.


Presenters will be expected to submit final versions of their papers by 
*May 14, 2012.*Papers should be in English (or in one of the official 
IFLA languages[1], with an English translation attached).The language of 
the session will beEnglish. Presenters will have 15 minutes at the 
programme to deliver summaries of their papers, and time will be allowed 
for an open forum to allow audience interaction.

Please note that the Programme Committee has no funds to assist 
prospective authors: abstracts should only be submitted on the 
understanding that the expenses of the attending the Helsinki conference 
(including travel, expenses and conference fee) will be the 
responsibility of the authors(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers. At 
least one author will be expected to attend conference to deliver the 
paper. Some national professional associations may be able to help fund 
certain expenses, and a small number of grants for conference attendance 
may be available at: www.ifla.org/III/members/grants.htm 

For more information, please contact : agnes.colnot@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
<mailto:agnes.colnot@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>or g.hallam@xxxxxxxxxx 


[1]Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, and Spanish.

Dr. Franziska Wein
Fachreferentin für Geschichte, Romanistik

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