Sunday, August 17, 2014

First information Literacy section meeting at #wlic2014

I'm now at the World Library and Information Conference (IFLA) 2014 in Lyon, France. It's taking place in the congress centre (pictured) which is beside a very beautiful park (you will get several pictures of that over the next days).
Yesterday the main event from me was the first section committee meeting of the IFLA Information Literacy Section. I am a section committee member. There are members from many diffirent countries around the world and this is the only time I meet up with most of them face to face, although obviously we also communicate via email etc. We were discussing how the Limerick conference had gone (by the way I will do a final wrap-up post from that today or tomorrow) and looking forward to the two sessions in the main programme. Next year the main IFLA WLIC conference is in Cape Town, and colleagues on the committee are coorganising a pre conference satellite (working title "School libraries as a catalyst for developing information literacy skills") with LIASA School Libraries and Youth Services Interest Group. We then broke up into groups to discuss different issues, and I was in the one discussing the UNESCO Media and Information Literacy recommendations: i.e. what actions we need to take to get more national, international and local attention and action.

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