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CFP: Georgia Conference on Information Literacy

Wed 4th Nov, 2009

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.

 

SPECIAL NOTE: 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 workshop but will be evaluated as individuals paper/presentations.

 

SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL ONLINE at:

http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/infolitsubmitonline.html 

 

 

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.   Source: http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlstandards/

Questions may be directed to

E-mail: Dr. Bede Mitchell<mailto:wbmitch@georgiasouthern.edu> or Dr. 

Janice Walker<mailto:jwalker@georgiasouthern.edu>