CfP The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as Facilitators of Learning

Die IFLA Sektionen fuer berufliche Fort- und Weiterbildung  (CPDWL) und Information Literacy (IL) bitten um Einreichung von Vortraegen fuer ihre gemeinsame Vorkonferenz im kommenden Jahr in Tampere, Finnland bis zum 9.November 2011.
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Call for Proposals       
The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as Facilitators of Learning
IFLA Satellite Meeting in Tampere, Finland – August 8, 9, and 10, 2012
Sponsors:  IFLA’s Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and Information Literacy Sections
The satellite conference will be held immediately prior to the World Library and Information Congress in Helsinki, Finland, August 2012.
The theme of the satellite conference is: The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as Facilitators of Learning.

The IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section (CPDWL) and the IFLA Information Literacy Section (IL) invite proposals for presentations – research reports, smaller scale interactive roundtable discussions, train-the-trainer sessions, workshops, and poster sessions. Some proposals will be considered for publication in the proceedings, which will be distributed at the Satellite Meeting.
First-time presenters and new professionals are encouraged to apply.  Students in the final year of studies are also invited to participate.

All proposals must be submitted by November 9, 2011 to

Conference Theme and Focus
We are interested in exploring issues such as: how to provide professional development to librarians in all types of libraries so they can help their user communities become information literate; tools to support and promote information literacy; information literacy in a work context; and the importance of the information literacy concept to the role of library/information professionals regardless of type of information organization.

We are interested in these issues as they cut across a variety of organizational structures, library types, different cultures and geographical regions.  We encourage a diversity of voices.

The conference organizing committee wishes to showcase examples of best practices in strategies for developing a library work force that uses information literacy skills, both through research based scholarly presentations and experiential and practical stories of successes and lessons learned.  The organizers are particularly interested in receiving proposals for presentations on any of the following, or related, key themes and issues:

Target Audience for the Satellite Meeting
We welcome librarians from public, academic, special and school libraries who are interested in developing their information literacy skills and knowledge; and librarians who want to understand how to build a strong information literacy culture in their libraries.  We also encourage the attendance of library and information science students and faculty as well as association staff who are interested in the topic.

Published Proceedings
All keynote presentations and a selection of other significant presentations at the conference will be peer reviewed and published by K.G. Saur as part of the IFLA “greenback” publication series.

Conference Language
The conference will be conducted in English. All papers and presentations will be required to be in English (it is hoped to translate papers into the official IFLA languages post-conference for addition to the conference website)

Proposals must be submitted in electronic format.
Proposals should be sent, no later than November 9, 2011, to

Registration Costs
Details of the cost of the conference (registration fees, accommodation options and costs etc.) will be available later in 2011. Invited speakers and presenters will be required to pay the registration fee and their own travel, accommodation and associated costs.

CPDWL and IL will have a limited number of awards to pay the registration fee of first time presenters who have been in the profession less than five years since the receipt of a library degree.  Please indicate on the proposal submission form if you wish to be considered for one of the awards.  The awards will be given on a competitive basis.  Criteria for the award will include acceptance of the proposal, the appropriateness of the topic, and geographical distribution.

The Program Co-convenors will be happy to respond to questions or comments about this conference. Please direct questions to Susan Schnuer at and Leena T Toivonen at


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