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ECIL 2013 : The European Conference on Information Literacy


When Oct 22, 2013 - Oct 25, 2013
Where Istanbul, Turkey
Submission Deadline Feb 1, 2013
Notification Due Apr 5, 2013
Final Version Due May 15, 2013
Categories    education   information   e-learning    information management

Call For Papers

Organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University and Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University, European Conference on Information Literacy (or ECIL) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 22-25 October 2013.

ECIL 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.


Paul G. Zurkowski is the originator of the term "information literacy". He first used this term in 1974 in a proposal to the US National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. At the time he coined the term he was president of the Information Industry Association. His vision for information literacy skill development is not library centric, but advocates for a universal approach in its delivery across all trades, occupations and professions. Zurkowski views information literacy skills as a critical stepping stone in the creation of wealth, a key element for national economic development.

Dr Christine Bruce is Professor in the Information Systems School, 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

Information Literacy, Media Literacy and Lifelong Learning being the main theme, ECIL aims to bring together researchers, information professionals, media specialists, educators, policy makers, employers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current issues, recent developments, challenges, theories, and good practices.


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

Information literacy & lifelong learning
Information literacy in theoretical context
Information literacy & related concepts
Transversal competencies
Media literacy
Civic literacy
Digital literacy
Computer literacy
Scientific literacy
Visual literacy
Digital empowerment
Media and Information Literacy (MIL) as a new concept
Information literacy research
Research methods and techniques
Information seeking and information behavior
Information literacy good practices
Information literacy networks and networking
Information literacy policies & policy development
Information literacy & libraries
College and university libraries
School libraries
Public libraries
Special libraries
Information literacy & LIS education
Information literacy & knowledge management
Information literacy across disciplines
Information literacy in different cultures and countries
Information literacy in different contexts (juristic, health, etc.)
Information literacy & education
Bologna Process
Planning strategies for information literacy training
Promotion and marketing
Training the trainers
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
Information literacy education in different sectors
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 & ethical and social issues
Information literacy & democracy
Information literacy & citizenship
Information literacy & digital divide
Information literacy & emerging technologies
Web 2.0
Web 3.0
Mobile technologies
Information literacy in the future

All suggestions and comments are welcome. Please send your ideas about possible themes and topics to

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

Paper Submission

The conference will be composed of several types of contributions, such as full papers, posters, PechaKucha, best practices, workshops, panels, special sessions, doctoral forum, each 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 by February 1, 2013. At least one of the authors should register online via Conference web site and take part at the conference to make the presentation.
Contributions will be peer-reviewed and the authors will be notified of the outcome by April 5, 2013. Final copies of the accepted contributions should be sent in by May 15, 2013, in order for them to be included in the book of abstracts. Selected papers will be published in proceedings book and refereed journals.

Looking forward to your contributions to and participation in the Conference.


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