ECIL 2017 St Malo, #ECIL2017

This week sees the 2017 European Conference of Information Literacy (ECIL). Held in St Malo from today until Friday, this is the fifth year of the conference which has previously been held in Istanbul, Dubrovnik, Tallinn and Prague.

A number of CILIP ILG committee members are attending this years’ conference including Jane Secker, Stephane Goldstein, Geoff Walton and Emma Coonan. Jane is chairing an international panel on copyright literacy on Monday, in addition to presenting her research with Chris Morrison on Creative and Collaborative Approaches to Copyright Education. She is then chairing the remainder of the afternoon on IL and the Law which has five additional papers on copyright literacy from around the world (Hungary, Spain, Brazil, Bulgaria and Saudi Arabia).

Stephane is an invited speaker on Tuesday, talking on the topic of information literacy and the future of work. It’s a real honour as the invited speakers are essentially keynotes. Geoff is presenting on Research Data Management: Practices, Skills and Training Needs of University Researchers in the UK.

Emma is taking part in a joint presentation with the editors of Communications in Information Literacy (the US journal) on A Tale of Two Journals: Information Literacy Discourse as Seen Through a Decade of Communications in Information Literacy and the Journal of Information Literacy.

As ever the programme is really packed with a full range of papers on all sorts of aspects of information literacy. You can browse the programme here.

Having presented at the conference last year, I can highly recommend this event, and it’s a fantastic opportunity to catch up with international information literacy colleagues. Keep up with the latest happenings at ECIL by following  #ECIL2017. Look out for a short write up of the event in due course.

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