Wednesday, December 07, 2016

cfp Media is the Message: Critical Use of Video in the Digital Age #WLIC2017

There is a call for Papers for the open session organised jointly by the Information Literacy, Audiovisual and Multimedia and School Libraries Sections of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). This session will take place during the World Library and Information (IFLA) Conference in Wroclaw, Poland, between 19-25 August 2017. The title is Media is the Message: Critical Use of Video in the Digital Age. "The way we communicate and interact has changed significantly over the last few years. Driven by digital network technologies, we increasingly use new approaches, tools and media types to collaborate and share information. Intensive use of digital media impacts our entire life cycle, from pre-school to university to the workforce and daily life. Ultimately, these changes have a profound effect on the way we find, evaluate, and organize information. It has become very popular to find, share, and communicate information via short videos on digital networks like Facebook and Twitter, using simple aids such as smartphones and free web applications. As creators and consumers of information delivered in this format, we need to develop skills that enable us to think critically about media messages, the media we use to create our own messages, and the information contained therein. In this open session we would like to see innovative approaches to media and information literacy that empower us to ACCESS, ANALYZE, EVALUATE, CREATE, and ACT, using video in the classroom, the lecture hall, the workplace, or the boardroom. ... examples include: Librarians’ role in teaching video skills; Teaching the literacy of video information creation and consumption; Creating video assignments as an alternative to research papers; Evaluating non-print media sources: how to translate traditional information literacy concepts of authority and purpose; Designing and assessing information literacy outcomes in relation to makerspaces"
Deadline for submitting a detailed abstract (500 words) and full author details, including name, position, affiliation, and email address of each author, is 31 January 2017. If selected, the full paper is due on 31st May 2017 and must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere. The conference paper should be presented in English. Email your submission to Michael Miller, Chair, Audiovisual and Multimedia Section, and Deborah Benrubi, Program Coordinator, Audiovisual and Multimedia Section 2017,
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