Thursday, February 09, 2017

CFP: Generation Z: Fake News and Information Literacy, the New Horizon. (Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference - June 2017 Bosnia & Herzegovina)


Generation Z: Fake News and Information Literacy, the New Horizon.

JUNE 6th-9th 2017, Juni na Uni 2016 , Hotel Opal, Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Conference website:

Call for Papers
Theme: Generation Z: Fake News and Information Literacy, the New Horizon.
Papers should be prepared using WBILC template and submitted electronically to this email address:

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 online1875-8649.

Conference main themes and topics
A.      Information literacy in the modern world
·         Fake News and Information Literacy
·         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 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 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.      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. self-paced 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, expert crowd sourcing, global reference volunteers
·         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 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
Abstracts submission deadline April 24, 2017
Notification of Abstract acceptance April 30, 2017
Full Paper submission deadline May 15, 2017
Notification of acceptance May 30 2017
Dissemination of final programme June 02 2017
Abstracts & papers are to be sent to

For further information: please see the Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference website for additional details at:

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.


Padraig Kirby MSc (LIS)  BA (Hons) HdipLIS
Limerick Institute of Technology,