The 6th Annual Georgia Conference on Information Literacy, September 25-26, 2009, at the Coastal Georgia Center in the heart of Savannah's historic district, invites proposals across disciplines for workshops and presentations that will consider, extend, or otherwise address information literacy in K-12 and postsecondary settings:
o DEFINING INFORMATION LITERACY in a digital age.
o EFFECTIVE MEANS of developing information literacy skills in learners.
o PARTNERSHIPS between librarians and classroom teachers to teach students research skills.
o INFORMATION LITERACY across the disciplines.
o ASSESSMENT of information literacy initiatives.
o INTELLECTUAL property, copyright, and plagiarism in the digital age.
According to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) an "information literate individual" is able to:
o Determine the extent of information needed
o Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
o Evaluate information and its sources critically
o Incorporate selected information into one's knowledge base
o Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
o Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally
DEADLINE APRIL 15, 2009
Visit our Web site at http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/infolitproposals.html for more information or to submit a proposal, or email Bede Mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Janice Walker (email@example.com) for more information.