INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS
Libraries without borders: Navigating towards global understanding
10-14 August 2008, Québec, Canada
CALL FOR PAPERS Information Literacy and Academic and Research
The Information Literacy (IL) and the Academic and Research Libraries
(ARL) Sections of IFLA will be holding a joint open program at the
IFLA General Conference in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, August 10-14,
2008. IL educators or practitioners are invited to submit proposals
for papers related to the theme:
Return on Investment: Learners' Outcomes in Information Literacy. Do
they really learn?
From high school to university current trends indicate a small but
growing number of studies about learning outcomes for IL. Effective
assessment of student learning outcomes is a critical component to
improving information literacy programs.
In this call for papers, we are interested in a wide range of
techniques that provide objective measures for assessing students'
information competencies. We are looking for speakers who can relate
experiences from a practitioner's perspective, as well as
presentations of research on assessment of IL programs. The focus can
be on diagnoses concerning incoming students, evaluating students'
progress towards achieving IL skills or exit assessments.
Here are some questions to consider:
How are they used to evaluate the IL courses quality and their
What indicators should be identified to measure competency or fluency?
What comparison can be made between different contexts, levels or
disciplines? Do assessment tools vary according to program needs?
What is the impact on pedagogical methods?
The proposal should include a title, an abstract of 200-400 words and
a one-page biographical sketch for each author, with current employment
information and title, containing a selected list of previous
presentations and publications. Submissions will be rated on how well
they fit with the program theme. Both the abstract and the full paper
should be submitted as a MS Word file by e-mail, in English, no later
than 30 January 2008 to:
Service commun de documentation - CS 64302 Université Rennes 2 - Haute
F-35043 RENNES Cedex
Email : [log in to unmask]
Submissions will be acknowledged by return email. Successful
applicants will be informed of the outcome of the review panel by 1
March 2008. Papers (3-21 pages) are required to meet IFLA guidelines
posted at: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla74/callinfo-en.htm .
Presentations at the conference will be limited to approximately 20-30
minutes and will be a summary of the original paper and may use
PowerPoint. An electronic version of this call will be posted at
http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla74/call-papers-en.htm The full paper is
due no later than 1 May 2008 and must be an original submission not
published elsewhere.Papers may be written and presented in any of the
IFLA working languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German,
Russian and Spanish) however, simultaneous translation is not
Please note that all fees, including registration for the conference, travel,
accommodation, etc., are the responsibility of the authors of accepted
papers. For additional information, please contact Agnes Colnot.