Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Call for papers: exploring the impact of #COVID19 on information literacy

The open access Journal of Information Literacy has put out a call for papers exploring the impact of COVID-19 on information literacy: deadline for full papers is 10 January, 2022, with the special issue published in June 2022. They welcome "submissions exploring the impact of COVID-19 on information literacy within all of its forms. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: changing understandings of workplace information literacy in relation to COVID-secure workplaces, home-working, furlough or job seeking contexts; intersections and the blurring of boundaries between education, health and community information literacy; shifting understandings of digital literacy, including related to privacy, surveillance, and digital inequality; information literacy and mental health, physical health and disability; COVID-safe information literacy research methods."

The call for papers has more information here: https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/announcement/view/38 and the general guidelines for submission are here: https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/about/submissions 

There is a background reference cited in the full call: Lloyd, A., & Hicks, A. (2021). Contextualising risk: The unfolding information work and practices of people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Documentation. https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10121120

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