Thursday, December 16, 2010

cfp: The Importance of Information Literacy for Multicultural Populations

There is a call for papers for a session at the World Library and Information Congress: 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, which takes place 13-18 August 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico. The topic is The Importance of Information Literacy for Multicultural Populations: Needs, Strategies, Programs, and the Role of Libraries. The session is organised by the Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section, the Information Literacy Section and the SIG on Indigenous Matters.
Subjects for this three hour session include: How do we identify the needs of multicultural population in the field of the information literacy? How can librarians, through information literacy programs, help develop understanding and tolerance for cultural diversity? How have you overcome obstacles to introducing information literacy strategies among cultural diverse societies? What are the benefits of offering information literacy programs to diverse populations and which strategies have worked best in your library? What unique or interesting ways have libraries reached out to diverse communities to provide information literacy?
Proposals should include an abstract of paper (approximately 500 words) and a summary of the author(s)' details (name, institution, position) and brief biographical statement of no more than 50 words.
Submit proposals electronically to by 25 January 2011 and put “IFLA proposal” in the subject line. For more information, please contact Stephen Stratton ( or Zuza Wiorogórska (
Photo by Sheila Webber: Helicopter, light and branches, December 2010

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