MIL 2017

Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy

The Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) was launched by UNESCO in 2013, and focuses on both raising the profile of media and information literacy as an area of teaching, as well as providing materials and supports for teachers, media and information professionals and others. It offers an important platform for celebrating and supporting the work of libraries. IFLA has recently produced a guide – Get Into GAPMIL – to help members understand better what GAPMIL is, and how to become involved. 

The sixth annual global celebration of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place from 25 October to 1 November, 2017. The Global MIL Week 2017 highlights include local and regional activities around the world as well as its feature event, namely the Seventh Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference. The feature conference will be hosted by the University of the West Indies, and will take place from 24 to 27 October, 2017 in Kingston, Jamaica.

The annual Global MIL Week activities and the feature conference are important opportunities for stakeholders globally to celebrate the progress achieved towards the process of "MIL for all". Global MIL Week also enables connections and sharing of creative projects, the latest research, new ideas, and information across countries and stakeholders involved in MIL, and in print, screen-based and digital media. 

IFLA will participate in the Global Media and Information Literacy Week conference in Jamaica, joining ministers, academics, educators and librarians from around the world. IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón will speak in the opening session, and IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner will lead a session on Libraries, Information Literacy and the UN 2030 Agenda

For more information, see the conference website.