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Workplace Information Literacy

5th European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL 2017)

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Published on Friday, November 18, 2016


Workplace Information Literacy being the main theme, ECIL aims to bring together researchers, information professionals, employers, media specialists, educators, policy makers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss recent developments and current challenges in both theory and practice.



Co-organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe UniversityDepartment of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University and the IUT Paris DescartesEuropean Conference on Information Literacy (or ECIL) will take place in Saint-Malo, France from 18-21 September 2017.

ECIL is an international conference under the patronage of UNESCO and IFLA. Paul G. Zurkowski is the Honorary Chair of the Conference. Conference committees include over hundred distinguished experts from over sixty countries. The language of the Conference is English.

Aim & Scope

Workplace Information Literacy being the main theme, ECIL aims to bring together researchers, information professionals, employers, media specialists, educators, policy makers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss recent developments and current challenges in both theory and practice.

Topics of the Conference include (but not limited with) the following:

  • Information literacy in the workplace
  • Information literacy and employability
  • Information literacy and workforce development
  • Information literacy and career readiness
  • Information literacy and developing critical and creative workers
  • Information literacy and 21st century workplace
  • Information usage in the workplace
  • Information literacy and organisational success
  • Information literacy and competitiveness
  • Critical perspectives on workplace information literacy
  • Information literacy and the neoliberal agenda
  • Information literacy and digital empowerment
  • Information literacy and trans/inter/multiculturalism
  • Information literacy and community engagement
  • Information literacy and social change
  • Information literacy and democracy, citizenship, active participation
  • Information literacy, libraries, the public sphere
  • Information literacy and lifelong learning
  • Information literacy in theoretical context (models, standards, indicators)
  • Information literacy and related concepts (transversal competencies, media literacy, data literacy, civic literacy, transliteracy, metaliteracy, e-literacy, digital literacy, computer literacy, scientific literacy, visual literacy, health literacy, multi literacy)
  • Information literacy research (research strategies, methodology and methods)
  • Information seeking and information behavior
  • Information literacy good practices
  • Information literacy policies and policy development
  • Information literacy and libraries Information literacy and LIS education
  • Information literacy and knowledge management
  • Information literacy across disciplines
  • Information literacy in different cultures and countries
  • Information literacy in different contexts (law, health, etc.)
  • Information literacy and education
  • Information literacy education in different sectors (K-12, higher education, vocational education)
  • Information literacy instruction
  • Information literacy for different groups (adults, children, young people, disadvantaged groups)
  • Information literacy and ethical/social issues
  • Information literacy and emerging technologies
  • Information literacy in the future

Important Dates

  • First call: 7 November 2016
  • Second call: 12 December 2016
  • Third call: 16 January 2017
  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2017

  • Notification of acceptance for abstracts: 31 March 2017
  • Deadline for submitting final versions of abstracts: 15 April 2017
  • Authors’ notification on final decision on abstract category: 2 May 2017
  • Registration starts: May 2017
  • Full-text submission deadline: 15 May 2017
  • Notification of acceptance for full-texts: 15 June 2017
  • Deadline for submitting final versions of full-texts: 3 July 2017
  • Early registration deadline: 15 June 2017
  • Author registration deadline: 30 June 2017
  • Conference sessions: 18-21 September 2017

Paper Submission

The conference is composed of several types of contributions, such as full papers, posters, PechaKucha, best practices, workshops, panels, invited talks, and doctoral forum, each of which has different requirements and restrictions regarding the length, time allocation and content. Contributions should be prepared using the templates available through the Conference web site and submitted electronically via the conference management system before the deadlines indicated under important dates. Contributions will be peer-reviewed

. Detailed information about review process can be obtained from conference web site. At least one of the authors should register online via Conference web site and take part at the conference to make the presentation

Standing Committee

  • Paul G. Zurkowski, USA (Honorary Chair)
  • Serap Kurbanoğlu, Hacettepe University, Turkey (General Co-chair for ECIL & ECIL 2017)
  • Sonja Špiranec, University of Zagreb, Croatia (General Co-chair for ECIL & ECIL 2017)
  • Joumana Boustany, University of Paris Descartes, France (Co-chair for ECIL 2017)
  • Szarina Abdullah, MARA Technology University, Malaysia
  • Buket Akkoyunlu, Hacettepe University, Turkey
  • Aharon Aviram, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
  • George Awad, UNESCO Regional Office, Lebanon
  • Tomaz Bartol, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Athina Basha, Albanian Library Association, Albania
  • David Bawden, City University, UK
  • Dilara Begum, East West University, Bangladesh
  • Albert K. Boekhorst, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Alexander Botte, German Inst. for International Educational Research, Germany
  • Christine Bruce, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Mersini Moreleli-Cacouris, Alexander Technological Education Inst. of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Maria Carme Torras Calvo, Bergen University, Norway
  • Toni Carbo, Drexel University, USA
  • Paola De Castro, National Institute of Health, Italy
  • Ralph Catts, University of Stirling, UK
  • Jerald Cavanagh, Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Kunjilika Chaima, University of Montreal, Canada
  • Samuel Kai Wah Chu, University of Hong Kong, China
  • Ioannis Clapsopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • John Crawford, Independent Information Professional, UK
  • Gülçin Cribb, Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Lenka Danevska, Central Medical Library, Republic of Macedonia
  • Lourense H. Das, ENSIL Foundation, The Netherlands
  • Senada Dizdar, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Noraida Dominguez, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
  • Elisabeth Adriana Dudziak, University of Sao Paulo, Brasil
  • Michael B. Eisenberg, University of Washington, USA
  • Susana Finquelievich, University of Buenos Aires, Argentine
  • Almuth Gastinger, University of Science and Technology Trondheim, Norway
  • Natalia Gendina, Kemerovo State University of Culture and Arts, Russia
  • Nieves González, University of Seville, Spain
  • Esther Grassian, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Eystein Gullbekk, Oslo University, Norway
  • Thomas Hapke, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
  • Päivi Helminen, Helsinki University, Finland
  • Jos van Helvoort, The Hague University, The Netherlands
  • Forest Woody Horton, International Library and Information Consultant, USA
  • Bill Johnston, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • László Z. Karvalics, University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Irmgarda Kasinskaite-Buddeberg, Knowledge Societies Division, UNESCO
  • Anthi Katsirikou, University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Padraig Kirby, Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Tibor Koltay, Szent István University, Hungary
  • Rumyana Koycheva, Global Libraries, Bulgaria
  • Carol C. Kuhlthau, Rutgers University, USA
  • Claudio Laferlac, University of Malta, Malta
  • Hana Landová, Association of Libraries of Czech Universities, Czech Republic
  • Ane Landøy, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Jesús Lau, Veracruzana University, Mexico
  • Anne Lehmans, University of Bordeaux, France
  • Louise Limberg, University of Borås, Sweden
  • Vincent Liquete, University of Bordeaux, France
  • Annemaree Lloyd, Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • Szu-chia Scarlett Lo, National Chung-hsing University, Taiwan
  • Latifa Mammadova, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Luisa Marquardt, Roma Tre University, Italy
  • Vanessa Middleton, Petroleum Institute, United Arab Emirates
  • Muhammad Sajid Mirza, International Islamic University, Pakistan
  • Theophilus E. Mlaki, Consultant ICT for Development, Tanzania
  • María Pinto Molina, Granada University, Spain
  • Camilla Moring, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark
  • Rajen Munoo, National Library Board NLB Academy, Singapore
  • Mitsuhiro Oda, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
  • Anna Onkovich, National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, Ukraine
  • Chido Onumah, African Centre for Media Literacy, Nigeria
  • Heike vom Orde, Int. Central Inst. for Youth and Educational Television, Germany
  • Judith Peacock, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Zdravka Pejova, Library and Information Consultant, Republic of Macedonia
  • Manuel Pinto, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Gloria Ponjuan, University of Havana, Cuba
  • Maria Próchnicka, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Angela Repanovici, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
  • Laurie Ortiz Rivera, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
  • Manuela Rohrmoser, Vienna University, Austria
  • Jurgita Rudzioniene, Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • Philip Russell, Institute of Technology Tallaght, Ireland
  • Ramza Jaber Saad, Lebanese National Commision of UNESCO, Lebanon
  • Jarmo Saarti, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • Chutima Sacchanand, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand
  • Armando Malheiro da Silva, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Diljit Singh, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Jagtar Singh, Punjabi University, India
  • Kaisa Sinikara, Helsinki University Library, Finland
  • Eero Sormunen, University of Tampere, Finland
  • Philipp Stalder, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Jela Steinerova, Comenius University, Slovakia
  • Gordana Stokić Simončić, Belgrade University, Serbia
  • Paul Sturges, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Olof Sundin, Lund University, Sweden
  • Samy Tayie, Cairo University, Egypt
  • Ellen R. Tise, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Ross J. Todd, The State University of New Jersey, USA
  • Ramon R. Tuazon, Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication, Phillippines
  • Anne Sissel Vedvik Tonning, University of Bergen, Norway
  • José Manuel Pérez Tornero, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Jordi Torrent, United Nations Department of Education, USA
  • Alejandro Uribe Tirado, University of Antioquia, Colombia
  • Egbert John Sanchez Vanderkast, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
  • Tapio Varis, UNESCO Chair, University of Tampere, Finland
  • Aurora de la Vega, Catholic University of Peru, Peru
  • Jose de Jesus Cortes Vera, Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
  • Henri A. Verhaaren, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Sirje Virkus, Tallin University, Estonia
  • Li Wang, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Sheila Webber, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Sharon A. Weiner, National Forum of Information Literacy, USA
  • Barbro Wigell-Ryynanen, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland
  • Pradeepa Wijetunge, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Carolyn Wilson, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Tom Wilson, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Andrew Whitworth, University of Manchester, UK
  • Michaela Zemanek, Vienna University, Austria
  • Julia Zhang Xiaojuan, Wuhan University


  • Palais du Grand Large - 1 Quai Duguay-Trouin
    Saint-Malo, France (35)


  • Sunday, January 15, 2017

Attached files


  • information literacy, workplace, data literacy, civil literacy, critical thinking


  • Joumana Boustany
    courriel : joumana [dot] boustany [at] u-pem [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Joumana Boustany
    courriel : joumana [dot] boustany [at] u-pem [dot] fr


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« Workplace Information Literacy », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, November 18, 2016, https://doi.org/10.58079/w9h

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