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IFLA LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group and the Information Literacy Section issue call for papers for Open Sessions -

The IFLA LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group and the Information Literacy Section (ILS) are inviting interested professionals to submit proposals for the open session to be held in Dublin, Ireland, August 15-22, 2020. There is an increasing awareness about the prospective and important role of LIS education in the dissemination of information literacy through the changing trends and societies. Implementing powerful learning strategies in librarianship, academic, and practical sectors through which awareness about the importance of information in today’s’ life, business and education should be a vital role of LIS education in developing countries. This call to action urges LIS educators to work on their program plans and curriculums.

This session aims to provide a clear view of the presence of information literacy components in LIS programs worldwide with a special focus on developing countries.

They are particularly interested in proposals which explore issues such as the impact of new information technologies on library education; the experiences of LIS educators in introducing information literacy course within their curriculums; implementation of IL through e-learning for librarians and library users; and LIS departments’ role in IL awareness in their institutions.

The language of the session is English. However, presenters may also give their talk in any of the IFLA working languages. Simultaneous translation is not guaranteed; therefore, presenters are encouraged to provide the PowerPoint in English to facilitate understanding of the ideas presented.

Proposals should include: Title of proposed presentation; an extended structured abstract of the proposed paper of 1,000 words maximum; name(s) of presenter(s); position or title of presenter(s); employer or affiliated institution of presenter(s); email address; telephone/fax numbers; and short biographical statement(s) regarding the presenter(s).

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