Retooling Refocusing Rethinking: Promoting Online Information Literacy in the New Normal for Sustainable Development


17 – 19 August 2021




IFLA Information Literacy Section Program Session at WLIC 2021

When: 18 August 2021 (Stream 3, Time: 3:45PM - 4:30PM GMT)

This session provides an opportunity for educators and librarians to review past challenges and experiences with consideration to the recent changes made to online modality in teaching and services due to the pandemic. Both theoretical and practical aspects such as pedagogies, technologies, accessibility, outcome and assessment will be discussed. The goals are as follows:

  • To provide a platform that enables innovation, learning, and professional development in information literacy teaching practices.
  • To enable library users to become lifelong learners with the skills to thrive economically and socially in a technological society through improvement of their information literacy skills.
  • To make a positive impact on people and society by meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Presentations and Speakers:

  • Retooling media and information literacy under UN SDG for pandemic times

Dr. Jesus Lau

Professor, Faculty of Pedagogy

Universidad Veracruzana


  • Shifting teaching online in a time of crisis: critical perspectives from Uruguay and the UK

Dr. Jane Secker

Senior Lecturer in Educational Development 

City, University of London

United Kingdom

Dr. Virginia Rodes

UNECO Chair on Open Education Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Virtual Learning Environment Program

University of the Republic


  • Designing for Engagement and Achievement in an Online Environment

Dr. Laura Saunders

Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science

Simmons University

United States

  • Cultivating Media and Information Literacy to Overcome Digital Use Divide in Emerging Smart Cities

Dr. Alice Y. L. Lee

Professor, Department of Journalism

Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong


Dr. Min Chou

Professor / Assistant Director in the Library

New Jersey City University

United States


Dr. Min Chou, Chair, IFLA Information Literacy Section <>

Congress, Information Literacy

Last update: 12 July 2021