11 January 2018

Call for papers joint session Library and Theory and Research and Information Literacy Sections

By LTR Section

The IFLA Library Theory and Research and Information Literacy Sections are pleased to invite paper submission for its forthcoming Joint Session at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 24-30 August 2018.

Theme: Information Literacy: From Practice to Research and Back Again

This session aims to bring together practice that is based on theoretical underpinnings and theory that can inform practice across the diverse field (of literacies that encompasses the analytical skills critical to information literacy). Our objective is to hear about a range of critical approaches and research models that contribute to building new theory; the challenges of applying theory in practice; the technology dimension in theoretical frameworks; how learning theories can inform practice; and cultural perspectives associated with learning. 

The session will look beyond standards and processes, engaging instead in the potential for developing knowledge to guide information literacy practice across disciplines, contexts and environments. It will also explore how the body of information literacy practice can inform the building of theory, which in turn can inform future practice.

Submission of papers that discuss all those suggested themes are welcome.

Full details available on the WLIC 2018 website.

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