The IFLA School Libraries and Information Literacy Sections are jointly sponsoring two webinars exploring perspectives on the role of information literacy education in fostering a smooth transition throughout a learner’s formal education journey from pre-Kindergarten to 20 and beyond. They will take place via Zoom on 27-28 October 2021.

How are librarians building partnership within and beyond their home institutions to smooth a learner’s information literacy education journey from one place to another? At a macro level, information literacy education happens at all stages from PK to 20 and beyond.

The two webinars are organized by the joint team of two IFLA SectionsInformation Literacy (IL) and School Libraries (SL) – and are delivered online within the programs of celebrations and initiatives for the Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021, promoted by UNESCO, and the International School Library Month 2021, promoted by the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL). The first webinar “Information literacy as a continuum for a successful transition to higher education” (27 October 2021) aims at sharing experiences of information literacy across the curriculum, from pre-school onto university and college; the second webinar “Educators’ Education and Training on Information Literacy” (28 October 2021) aims at sharing methods and practices of education and training in the field of media and information literacy education for (future) educators. The lessons learned show how beneficial well-trained professionals and an effective information literacy education, starting from prekindergarten level, can be in order to raise curious lifelong learners, critical thinkers, creative persons, aware and active citizens.

Webinar 2: Educators’ Education and Training on Information Literacy

28 October 2021 via Zoom: 18:00-20:00 (CEST)

Welcome and introduction

Marielza Oliveira, Director for Partnership and Operational Programme Monitoring (CI/POM) and Secretary of the Information for All Programme (IFAP), Valérie Glass (IFLA SLS Chair) and Ning Zou (IFLA ILS Chair)

18:00: Presentation of the two Sections, their joint meeting and the Webinar #2

18:20: Fake News as a Fulcrum for Lifelong Information Literacy Education
Lesley Farmer (California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA)

18:40: Empower yourself, empower your learners: Building a network to support the development of your teaching practice
Amy Wong  (St Peter’s School, York, UK)

19:00: Teaching student teachers to teach information literacy
Durga Murari  and Varsha Varma (SNDT Women’s University College of Education, Pune, India)

19:20:  Live Q&A Session with Presenters

19:40:  Final Remarks

The webinar will be chaired by Ning Zou and facilitated by Luisa Marquardt.

Free admittance, prior online registration via Zoom by 25 October 2021.

A certificate of attendance will be issued upon request.

This webinar was recorded: YouTube video Webinar 2.