There is an International Workshop on Information Literacy Development in the School Sector taking place at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, on 8 June 2011. "The Workshop aim is to discuss goals, strategies, models and methods of the Information Literacy (IL) development in the school learning sector. The starting point for the discussion will be selected examples of the appriopriate IL good practices in the education systems in Europe and existing Information Literacy standards for schools of different levels
and types. There is more information at http://empat-ic.eu/eng/Events/International-Workshop-Poland
This is part of the EMPATIC (Empowering Autonomous Learning Through Information Competencies) project. This will "create a framework for the effective exploitation of the results of the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) and related programmes relating to Information Literacy. Its main aims are to: improve current perceptions among policy makers in Europe regarding the role, value and implementability of Information Literacy in learning; and to pave the way for the extended piloting and eventual mainstreaming of information competencies in all levels of education and their integration in the reform of curriculum frameworks. There is more information about EMPATIC here in English and here in Polish.
Photo by Sheila Webber: Spring in Sheffield, March 2011