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[InetBib] WLIC 2013 Satellite "Re-defining and refining Information Literacy and Reference Services in the digital age"_Second Call

Call for Papers

Information Literacy Section
& Reference and Information Services Section

*Theme: *
Re-defining and refining Information Literacy and Reference Services in the digital age

In today's digital age, reference services and information literacy (IL) are more interconnected and relevant than ever. Librarians are required to improve their own IL competency to provide better IL instruction to users, leading to increasingly digital-savvy users who are able to find information on their own. As a result, librarians are faced with fewer but more difficult reference enquiries. With the growth of digital materials, users are gaining more direct access to information - creating a shift in resources from reference services to IL, research assistance and outreach - a true challenge for reference services.

Additionally, the rapid development of digital and social media tools has brought about new innovations such as virtual reference, instant messaging, and other forms of online engagement - each of which brings its own challenges and opportunities.

Main Topics

We are interested in papers addressing the*connections / interconnections between information literacy and reference services *such as (but not limited to):

·*Role (integration) of information literacy in reference work*

oMedia literacy and reference work

oCivic literacy and reference work

oTransliteracy and reference work

oMetaliteracy and reference work

oE-literacy and reference work

oDigital literacy and reference work

oComputer literacy and reference work

oScientific literacy and reference work

oVisual literacy and reference work

oDigital empowerment and reference work

·*Providing better reference services and improving librarians' information literacy competency*

oRedirecting resources from reference services to user instruction, research assistance and outreach

oDeploying paraprofessionals in informational and instructional services

oProfessional competencies of reference and information literacy librarians

oTraining of information literacy and reference librarians

·*Planning strategies for information literacy AND/OR reference services*

oBranding, promotion and marketing

oPartnership and collaboration

oCollaborative relationships and strategic integration

oComplementary roles of librarians, teachers and parents

Papers addressing any topic related to information literacy AND/OR reference services from more than one perspective are also welcomed. The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to the following areas:

oImpacts of technological developments on reference service, information literacy and outreach(/e.g. web 2.0 ; web 3.0 ; mobile technologies ; trends, emerging technologies and innovation; growth of digital resources; gaming and application software (apps); digital reference tools; tiered reference services)/

oStrategies in e-learning to promote self-directed and sustainable learning in the area of information literacy skills

oDeveloping effective and innovative information literacy instruction

oSupporting users need through library 2.0 and beyond

oReframing information literacy as meta-literacy /(media literacy, digital literacy, visual literacy, financial literacy, health literacy,cyber wellness)/

oMeasuring in information literacy instruction assessment

oDeveloping information literacy skills for the next generation: the complementary roles of librarians, teachers and parents

oBranding and promotion of information literacy in schools, organizations and communities

oIntegrating information literacy into the curriculum

oTrends in reference services: cyber reference services, virtual reference services, mobile reference services, expert crowd sourcing, global reference volunteers

oEvaluation of reference services

oIssue of future reference services (/e.g. commercial reference services, staff training, work fatigue and stress)/

oArtificial intelligence for reference services (e.g. siri)

Paper Submission

We accept research reports, smaller scale interactive roundtable discussions, train-the-trainer workshops, pecha kucha and poster sessions.

First-time presenters and new professionals are encouraged to apply. Students are also invited to participate.

All proposals must be submitted by February 15, 2013 using the *proposal submission form* <http://infolit.nl.sg/index.php/ifla-2013/proposal-submission-form/>.

Important Dates

Submission of Abstracts and Proposals


*February 15, 2013*

Notification of acceptance


*April 1, 2013*

Dissemination of final programme


*May 1, 2013*

Deadline for authors to submit slides


*July 22, 2013*

Satellite Meeting


*August 15-16, 2013*

More information

See the Conference website for additional details at: http://infolit.nl.sg/


/All proposals must be in before *15 February 2013*./

Please note

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.

Congress Attendance Grants

The Singapore National Committee and IFLA have worked hard to secure**funds for Conference Participation Grants. Up-to-date information will be available on ourConference Participation Grants <http://conference.ifla.org/ifla79/conference-participation-grants>webpage.

Dr. Franziska Wein
Fachreferentin für Geschichte, Romanistik, Rechtswissenschaft

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