Main Themes and Topics

We are interested in proposals addressing the following themes and topics such as (but not limited to):

  • Information literacy and lifelong learning in a changing landscape, Information literacy and technological developments (e.g. web 2.0 ; web 3.0 ; mobile technologies ; YouTube, trends, emerging technologies and innovation; growth of digital resources; gaming and application software (apps); digital reference tools; tiered reference services).
  • Reframing information literacy as meta-literacy (media literacy, digital literacy, visual literacy, financial literacy, health literacy, cyber wellness)
  • Developing information literacy skills for the next generation: the complementary roles of librarians, teachers and parents
  • Workplace information literacy
  • Information literacy and adult education
  • Information Literacy and the Knowledge Economy
  • Information literacy and knowledge management
  • Information Literacy education and training
  • Information Literacy and academic libraries
  • Information literacy and public libraries
  • Information literacy and blended learning
  • Information literacy and distance learning
  • The future of information literacy
  • A. Media and information literacy - theoretical approaches (standards, assessment, collaboration, etc.)
  • Measuring in information literacy instruction assessment
  • Information literacy and reference services: cyber reference services, virtual reference services, mobile reference services, expert crowd sourcing, global reference volunteers
  • Information literacy and Artificial intelligence
  • Information literacy in different cultures and countries
  • Information literacy evaluation and assessment
  • Information literacy project management
  • Information literacy theory (models, standards, indicators, Moscow Declaration etc.)
  • Information Literacy and information behaviour
  • Information literacy cultural and contextual approaches
  • B. Success stories and best practices
  • Innovative IL approaches
  • Digital empowerment and reference work
  • Information literacy and digital preservation
  • Supporting users need through library 2.0 and beyond
  • Integrating information literacy into the curriculum
  • Information Literacy across the disciplines
  • Instructional design and performance for information literacy (e.g. teaching practice, session design, lesson plans, self-paced student modules)
  • Information Literacy and online learning (e.g. self-paced IL modules)
  • Information Literacy and Virtual Learning Environments
  • Putting information literacy theory into practice
  • Student engagement with Information Literacy
  • C. Strategic planning, policy, and advocacy for media and information literacy in a digital age
  • Information literacy policies and development
  • Leadership and Governance for information literacy
  • Strategic planning for IL
  • Cross -sectoral; and interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships for information literacy
  • Branding, promotion and marketing for information literacy
  • Strategies in e-learning to promote self-directed and sustainable learning in the area of information literacy skills.

Paper Submission

We accept submissions in any of the following forms:

Full paper to be published in conference proceedings, Presentation, Roundtable discussion, Poster session, Train-the-trainers workshop and PechaKucha

First-time presenters and new professionals are encouraged to apply. Students are also invited to participate.

All proposals must be submitted by February 28, 2014 using the Proposal submission form.

Important Dates

Submission of Abstracts and Proposals

February 28, 2014

Notification of acceptance

April 15 - 25, 2014

Dissemination of final programme

May 1, 2014

Deadline for authors to submit slides

July 21, 2014

Satellite Meeting

August 14-15, 2014

More information

See the Conference website for additional details at:


All proposals must be in by 28 February 2014.

Please note

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.

IFLA conference Participation Grants

The French National Committee and IFLA have worked hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Up-to-date information will be available on IFLA Conference Participation Grants ( ) webpage.