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Apologies for Cross Posting. Please see 2nd Call for Papers for WBILC 2018, Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina, June 21st-22nd 2018. Call for papers due May 14th 2018.

WESTERN BALKAN INFORMATION LITERACY CONFERENCE.
JUNE 21st-22nd 2018, Juni na Uni 2018 , Hotel Opal, Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Conference website:  http://wbilc2018.com/
Call for Papers
Theme: Alternative facts, Fake News, getting to the truth with Information Literacy
Papers should be prepared using WBILC template available here http://wbilc2018.com/callForPapers.php and submitted electronically to this email address:  [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
After the second cycle of Peer-Review, selected papers will be published in the WBILC proceedings book and in the Peer Reviewed Education for Information (indexed by SCOPUS) ISSN print: 0167-8329; ISSN online: 1875-8649.
Keynote speakers
Ismail Serageldin,PhD

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Egyptian national, is the Emeritus Librarian of Alexandria and the Founding Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), the new Library of Alexandria in Egypt, which he headed from its inauguration in 2002 to his retirement in 2017. He serves on many boards and advisory committees for various international institutions. A graduate of Cairo and Harvard (Phd) he has held many important international positions,
including Vice President of the World Bank (1992-2000), and professor at the Collège de France, Paris,(2010-2011). He has published over 100 books and monographs and over 500 papers on a wide range of topics, and has received over 36 honorary doctorates. He is a member of many academies and has been decorated by Chile, Japan, Azerbaijan and other countries and has received the Legion d’Honneur from France and is a Commander of the order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic.

Jesús Lau,PhD
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A leader and spokesperson for information literacy/information skills for learning, Dr. Lau has travelled professionally to more than 60 countries as a passionate advocate for the role information competencies play in our global knowledge society, and the potential of information to transform lives. Having led four academic libraries, with the responsibility for raising funds and building new library facilities at two of them, Dr. Lau currently is a Professor at Universidad Veracruzana, the fourth largest public university in Mexico. With a Ph.D. in Information Science, Sheffield University, England; a Master’s Degree in Library Science, Denver University; and Law Degree at Sinaloa University, Mexico. He has been awarded the title of National Researcher for several consecutive three-year terms, 1989-2018 (Mexico). For more see here: http://wbilc2018.com/keynoteSpeakers.php

Sanda Erdelez, Ph.D.
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Dr. Sanda Erdelez is a Professor at University of Missouri iSchool (School of Information Science and Learning Technologies). She received her LL.B. and LL.M degrees from University of Osijek Law School (Croatia) and Ph.D. in information transfer from Syracuse University. She was also a faculty member at University of Osijek and University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Erdelez is a former Fulbright Scholar and recipient of The Texas Excellence Teaching Award and The ALISE Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award. Her research interests include human information behavior, human-computer interaction and usability evaluation in online environments. For more see here http://wbilc2018.com/keynoteSpeakers.php

Tefko Saracevic, Ph.D
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Studied electrical engineering at the University of Zagreb, Croatia; completed Master (1962) and Ph.D. (1970) studies in information science at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Stayed at Case till 1985, when moved to Rutgers. Promoted to Distinguished Professor in 1991. Professor Emeritus since 2010. Presented papers at international meetings in 48 countries. Was the president of the American Society for Information Science; received the Society’s Award of Merit (the highest award given by the Society). Also, received the Gerard Salton Award for Excellence in Research, by the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval, Association for Computing Machinery (also the highest award given by the Group). As of February 2018, he has received 4,703 citations in Scopus database (the largest abstract and citation database of scientific journals, books, and conference proceedings; excludes self- citations). In Google Scholar (with a broader coverage of all kinds of documents in addition to journals) he received 13,504 citations.

Conference main themes and topics
A.    A.  Information literacy in the modern world
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·         Fake News and Information Literacy
·         Information literacy and active citizenship
·         Action Literacy
·         Information literacies (media literacy, digital literacy, visual literacy, financial literacy, health
·         literacy, cyber wellness, infographics, information behaviour, trans-literacy, post-literacy)
·         Information Literacy and academic libraries
·         Information Literacy and adult education
·         Information Literacy and blended learning
·         Information Literacy and distance learning
·         Information literacy and digital empowerment
·         Information literacy and trans/inter/multiculturalism
·         Information Literacy and mobile devices (M-learning)
·         Information Literacy and Gamification
·         Information literacy and public libraries
·         Information Literacy in Primary and Secondary Schools
·         Information literacy and the Knowledge Economy
·         Information Literacy and Employability
·         Information literacy and the Information Society
·         Information Literacy and the Multimedia Society
·         Information Literacy and the Digital Society
·         Information Literacy in the modern world (e.g trends, emerging technologies and innovation; growth of digital resources; digital reference tools; reference services).
·         The future of information literacy
·         Workplace information literacy

B.   B. Librarians as support to the lifelong learning process
•         Digital pedagogy and Information Literacy
•         Integrating information literacy into the curriculum
•         Putting information literacy theory into practice
•         Information Literacy training and instruction
•         Instructional design and performance for information literacy (e.g. teaching practice,
•         session design, lesson plans)
•         Information Literacy and online learning (e.g. Online IL modules)
•         Information Literacy and Virtual Learning Environments
•         Supporting users need through library 2.0 and beyond
•         Digital empowerment and reference work
•         Information Literacy across the disciplines
•         Information literacy and digital preservation
•         Innovative IL approaches
•         Student engagement with Information Literacy

C. Media and information literacy – theoretical approaches (standards, assessment, collaboration, etc.)
•         Information literacy theory (models, standards, indicators.)
•         Information literacy and Artificial intelligence
•         Information Literacy and information behaviour
•         Information literacy and reference services: cyber reference services, virtual reference services, mobile reference services
•         Information literacy cultural and contextual approaches
•         Information Literacy and Threshold concepts
•         Information literacy evaluation and assessment
•         Information literacy in different cultures and countries including national studies
•         Information literacy project management
•         Measuring in information literacy instruction assessment

D. New aspects of education/strategic planning, policy, and advocacy for information literacy
in a digital age
•         Branding, promotion and marketing for information literacy
•         Cross –sectorial; and interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships for information literacy
•         Information literacy policies and development
•         Leadership, Management and Governance for information literacy
•         Strategic planning for IL
•         Strategies in e-learning to promote self-directed and sustainable learning in the area of information literacy skills.
 Paper submission
Submissions in any of the following forms are accepted:
•         Full paper to be published in conference proceedings
•         Presentation
•         Roundtable discussion
•         Poster session
•         Train-the-trainers workshop
•         PechaKucha
Important Dates
Notification of abstracts acceptance: 14 May 2018
Full Paper submission deadline: 01 June 2018
Notification of acceptance: 08 June 2018
Dissemination of final programme by: 10 June 2018
Abstracts & papers are to be sent on: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

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 the Conference Committee, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.

Regards


Padraig Kirby MSc (LIS)  BA (Hons) HdipLIS
Research, Development and Innovation Project Officer
ERASMUS+ Project Coordinator
The Library
Limerick Institute of Technology,
Moylish park
Limerick
Ireland
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