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World Library and Information Congress: 73rd IFLA General Conference and Council
"Libraries for the future: Progress, Development and Partnerships"
19-23 August 2007, Durban, South Africa
Call for Papers
Information Literacy Section together with the Academic and Research Libraries Section
REVISED SUBMISSION DATE! EXTENDED TO 15 FEBRUARY 2007
Theme: Conduits for Transformation: Incorporating Multimodal Instruction and Learning into Information Literacy
We invite you to submit proposals for papers related to our program theme:
We are looking for innovators who have developed instruction or other outreach service programs embracing new media formats that adapt to the diverse learning styles of the millennial generation. In this call for papers we are especially looking for inter-active presentations that actually demonstrate or simulate the use of these various learning multimodalities.
Students are actively engaged in using cell phones, podcasts, blogs, vlogs, IM text messaging, social networking websites, wikis, and virtual worlds. Library users are pressuring for more non-linear learning modes. Have you adapted your instruction program to push information literacy instruction to them where they live? Do you have library blog or a page on My Space for your library? Have you partnered with Instructional Technology units to jazz up your instructional delivery?
The proposal should include a title, an abstract of 300-400 words describing how multimodal instruction and learning is used, and also include a one-page biography for each author(s) / presenter(s) outlining previous presentations and publications.
Both the abstract and the full paper should be submitted as a MS Word files by e-mail.
Proposals for papers must be submitted in English no later than 15 February 2007 to:
Submissions will be acknowledged by return E-mail. Successful applicants will be informed of the outcome of the review panel by 15 March 2007.
Papers are required to meet the IFLA guidelines posted at http://archive.ifla.org/IV/ifla73/callinfo-en.htm.
The full paper is due no later than 1 May 2007 and must be an original submission not published elsewhere. Papers may be written and presented in any of the IFLA working languages (English, French, German, Russian and Spanish), however simultaneous translation is not guaranteed.
Please note that all fees, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation, etc. are the responsibility of the authors of accepted papers.
For additional information, please contact Linda J. Goff.