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Lourense Das's insight:
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I would like to extend an invitation to you and your colleagues to the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) 2013 Conference in beautiful Bali, Indonesia on 26 ? 30 August 2013. The... conference provides wonderful opportunities for professional development, networking, renewing friendships, making new friends, experiencing a different culture, and an opportunity to visit beautiful Bali. You will also have an opportunity to meet IFLA President-Elect Sinikka Sipila who has has agreed to be our main keynote speaker. There will also be more than 50 professional presentations, workshops, research papers and posters being presented. In addition, there will be an exhibition, a gala dinner, and other social events. Preliminary information on the conference is available at the web site http://iasl2013.org/ If you have any questions or need specific information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you in Bali in August ! Best regards, Indri Pasaribu on behalf of the IASL 2013 Organizing Committee
Second Call for Papers
European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL)
October 22-25, 2013,Istanbul,Turkey
ECIL is Organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University and Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University. It is an international conference supported by Turkish National Commission for UNESCO, Information Literacy Section of IFLA and many other prestigious universities, associations, and organizations actively involved in media and information literacy.
Dr Christine Bruce is Professor in theInformationSystemsSchool, Science and Engineering Faculty, QUT,Australia. She has an extensive research and publication profile in information literacy and higher education teaching and learning. Dr. Bruce has a special focus on information literacy and learning. She regularly facilitates workshops and delivers speeches on information literacy. In 2010 Dr. Bruce received the Library Board of Queensland Award for her contributions to information literacy research and education.
Aim & Scope
Main topics of the Conference include (but not limited with) the following:Information literacy and lifelong learning Information literacy in theoretical context (models, standards, indicators, etc.) Information literacy and related concepts (transversal competencies, media literacy, civic literacy, transliteracy, metaliteracy, e-literacy, digital literacy, computer literacy, scientific literacy, visual literacy, digital empowerment, etc.) Media and information literacy (MIL) as a new concept Information literacy research (methods and techniques) Information seeking and information behavior Information literacy good practices Information literacy networks and networking Information literacy policies and policy development Information literacy and libraries (college and university libraries, school libraries, public libraries, special 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 (juristic, health, etc.) Information literacy and education (Bologna Process, etc.) Planning strategies for information literacy training (promotion and marketing, training the trainers, partnership, collaboration across professions, teacher education, integrating into curricula) Information literacy instruction (teaching techniques and methods, instructional design, curriculum development, measurement and evaluation, Web-based training, e-learning) Information literacy education in different sectors (K-12, higher education, vocational education) Information literacy in the workplace Information literacy for adults Information literacy for disadvantaged groups Information literacy for multicultural societies Information literacy and ethical and social issues Information literacy and democracy Information literacy and citizenship Information literacy and digital divide Information literacy and emerging technologies and tools (Web 2.0, Web 3.0, mobile technologies) Information literacy in the future Important Dates
First Call: July 2012
Second Call: October 2012
Third Call: December 2012
Submission deadline for contributions: 1 February 2013
Notification of acceptance: 5 April 2013
Deadline for submitting final versions: 15 May 2013
Conference sessions: 22-24 October 2013
Conference tour: 25 October 2013
Abstarct & Paper Submission
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You are kindly invited to our sessions at Helsinki conference, or to read the papers online (most have already been uploaded, the others will soon be):
Session 99, "Picture Books in Libraries Now!".
The Education Development Center, in collaboration with IFLA, IASL and Vilnius University Faculty of Communication, invites you to attend the international conference "New generation school library" ( http://www.upc.smm.lt/naujienos/biblioteka/konferencija2.php), which will be held August 6-7, Vilnius University Theatre Hall (University of st. 3, Vilnius).
1st Call for Papers BOBCATSSS 2013 ANKARA January 23-25, 2013
From Collections to Connections: Turning Libraries “Inside-Out”
The “21st BOBCATSSS Conference”, will take place in Ankara, Turkey, from 23-25
As it is known BOBCATSSS is an annual conference series that is traditionally
From Collections to Connections: Turning Libraries “Inside-out” being the main
Main topics of the conference include (but are not limited to) the following:
Serving Society in a Digital Age
The world is changing faster than we know it and everybody has a say in the
Information Professionals as Change-Agents
Challenges demand creative thinking, entrepreneurship and innovation. One of
Designing New Library Spaces
Today it’s not enough for a library to be able to store collections. The space
Mobile Information Services
We live in a world of hand held devices, and information has to be instantly
Developing New Competencies
Lifelong learning is a term easy to use, but hard to master. Which competencies
Submission of Papers
In addition to papers, short papers (pecha-kucha), posters and workshops on
Requirements for Abstracts
An extended abstract is required. The abstract has to be in Word format (i.e. doc
First call: March 15th 2012
Second call: May 15th 2012
Third call: July 24th 2012
Deadline for abstracts: September 24th 2012
Author’s notification: October 24th 2012
Final paper submi ssion: November 24th 2012
Conference: January 23rd – 25th 2013
With kind regards,
The Bobcatsss 2013 student team and
Department of Information Management
06800 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90312 297 80 00
Fax: +90312 299 20 14
Royal School of Library and Information Science
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Lourense Das's insight:
With the advent of Web 2.0 and related technologies, Social Computing has become a new paradigm for the ways we communicate, learn, and educate. Social Media, including Social Networking Web sites, Wikis, blogs, tweets, online groups and forums, podcasts, Web mashups, virtual worlds, MOOC, recommender/evaluation systems, social tagging/bookmarking, and other related technologies, are enabling innovative behaviors that enable the acquisition, access, manipulation, processing, retrieval, presentation, and visualization of information within a teaching/learning space. Social Media for education has become dynamic, ubiquitous, distributed, real-time, collaborative, bottom-up, manyto-many, value-based, and personalized. This conference and book volumes seek original research with respect to the use of Social Media and related technologies for education; the emerging applications of Web 2.0 as an educational platform; and policy issues including: privacy, risk, and security, that drive, what might be referred to as, “Social Computing for Education 2.0.”. The seminal conference and publication will provide an important reference of current unique, innovative, and effective uses of Social Media in education for teaching and learning. More specifically, the conference will provide an in-depth analysis of the tools and platforms that are currently being used, or may potentially be used, in a learning environment. It will highlight the future cutting-edge systems that enhance learning spaces.
The conference and publication will follow a coherent theme in the use of Social Media in the teaching/learning context, with each chapter exploring in greater detail a different approach or methodology within that theme.
The relevant and important questions addressed include: • How do Social Media enrich learning and teaching experiences? • What can be learned from current case studies of state-of-the-art Social Computing/media systems or platforms being used in the learning/teaching setting? • What are the necessary policies to balance security, privacy, and risk issues in using Social Media for education? • How can learning be integrated in a distributed and ubiquitous Social Computing environment? • What methods can be used to assess and evaluate learning and teaching through Social Media?
Topics: • Web 2.0 techniques and Social Computing for learning (media sharing, media manipulation,conversational arenas, online games, virtual worlds/spaces,socialnetworking,blogging, micro-blogging, podcasts, social bookmarking,recommender systems, collaborative editing, Wikis, RSS, mash-ups) • Theory and modeling of Social Computing in education • Social Computing Technology and software for educational application • Social educational system design and architectures • Case studies, best practices, and demonstrations of Social Media in educational contexts • Assessment and evaluation of Social Computing in education • Benchmarks and experiments on in education • Social Computing quality and reliability • Software for social and collaborative learning • Mobile learning applications for Social Computing • Semantic Web applications for d-learning, e-learning, and m-learning • Virtual worlds/spaces for learning communities • Ubiquitous, mobile, distributed, and collaborative learning • Integration of social learning spaces • Social gaming/human computation within education environments • Social media policy issues (privacy, risk, security, and so on) within educational contexts • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)