There is a call for papers from the Information Literacy and Academic and Research Libraries Sections of IFLA, for a session to be held at the 2008 IFLA conference being held 10-14 August 2008, in Québec, Canada. The theme is: Return on Investment: Learners' Outcomes in Information Literacy. Do they really learn?. "In this call for papers, we are interested in a wide range of techniques that provide objective measures for assessing students' information competencies. We are looking for speakers who can relate experiences from a practitioner's perspective, as well as presentations of research on assessment of IL programs. The focus can be on diagnoses concerning incoming students, evaluating students' progress towards achieving IL skills or exit assessments."
Submit an abstract of 200-400 words and a one-page biography for each author, including a selected list of previous presentations and publications, by 30 January 2008 to: Agnes Colnot, Service commun de documentation - CS 64302, Université Rennes 2 - Haute Bretagne, F-35043 RENNES Cedex. firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that all fees, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation, etc., are the responsibility of the authors of accepted papers. There should be full information shortly at http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla74/call-papers-en.htm
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