Conference Programme

Information literacy: context, community, culture
IFLA Information Literacy Section Satellite meeting, 8-9 August 2010

Venue: The Palace (Sunday) and the Wallenberg Conference Centre, Gothenburg University (Monday), Gothenburg, Sweden. See separate page for information on how to get there.
Date: 5pm Sunday 8 August to 4.30pm Monday 9 August 2010

Day 1: Sunday 8 August 2010
Venue: The Palace

Here is the briefing for the Sunday session at the IFLA pre-conference meeting:

5.00 pm Introduction to the conference (Sheila Webber, Information School, University of Sheffield, UK)

5.20 pm Exercise: What is your own personal, organisational and cultural/national context for information literacy?

6.00pm Dinner

After dinner Finishing exercise and introducing the Unconference

9.00 pm Finish for the day

Day 2: Monday 9th August

Here is the programme, structured abstracts and biographies in one document:

Venue: Wallenberg Conference Centre, Gothenburg University

From 8.15 Registration for anyone who did not attend on Sunday.

9.00 Introduction to the day (Sheila Webber)

9.15 Keynote: Dr Mark Hepworth (Department of Information Science, Loughborough University, UK) Information Literacy: Context, Community, Culture.

9.45-10.45 Parallel sessions
Track A
Chair: Gunilla Sundström (Uppsala University Library, Sweden)
Stefan Benjaminsson (Gothenburg University Library, Sweden) Information management in teacher-students’ theses
Wendy Holliday (Utah State University, USA) The Context of School: An Exploration of Information Literacy in a College Writing Class

Track B
Chair: Sheila Webber
Jennifer Ward (University of Alaska Southeast) and Thomas Duke. Information Literacy in Alaska's Remote Indigenous Communities: Teachers' Rural Voices
Shahd Salha (University of Sheffield, UK) Variations and changes in Syrian school librarians’ conceptions of information literacy.

10.45-11.15 Coffee break

11.15-12.15 Parallel sessions

Track A
Chair: Leena Toivonen (Tampere University Library, Finland)
Alison Mackenzie and Lindsey Martin (Edge Hill University, UK) Information literacy and open content – is this a new dimension to information literacy or a new set of skills?
Dr. Chihfeng P. Lin (Department/Graduate Program of Information & Communications at Shih Hsin University, Taipei, Taiwan ) Planting Information Literacy into Curriculum Planning and Practice – A Case Study of the Implementation in University Settings in Taiwan

Track B
Chair: Sheila Webber
Catherine Haras (California State University, Los Angeles, USA) Which side of the digital divide? Latino Millennials and their information literacy
Rumyana Koycheva (Sofias City Library, Bulgaria) Information literacy needs and libraries’ politics of difference. A case study based on a project of Sofia City Library and Bulgarian youth, raised in social institutions.

12.15 Short briefing about the Unconference (Sheila Webber)

12.30 Lunch, and further opportunity to offer Unconference sessions

13.30-14.30 Parallel sessions

Track A
Mark Hepworth (Department of Information Science, Loughborough University, UK) Information literacy intervention in a secondary school in Vendaland, South Africa
J ennifer Sigalet (Okanagan College, Vernon BC, Canada) and Leslie Barton (Pleasant Valley Secondary School, Armstrong, BC, Canada) Research Skills: Bridging the Gap between High School and Post Secondary

Track B
Natalia Gendina (Institute of Information Technologies of Social Sphere under the Kemerovo State University of Culture and Arts, Russia) Information Literacy and Information Culture: a view of Russian teachers and librarians
I. V. Malhan (Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Jammu) and Jagtar Singh (Department of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University) Agriculture Information Literacy: A Sine Qua Non for Indian Farmers to Bridge the Agriculture Knowledge Gaps in India

14.30 First Unconference sessions

15.00 Tea/coffe

15.30 Final Unconference sessions

16.00 Feedback from Unconference and reviewing the day.

16.30 Close