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IFLA Information Literacy & School Libraries Sections Joint Webinars



Join the IFLA Information Literacy and School Libraries Sections for a co-sponsored webinar series on 27 and 28 October!

This webinar series explores perspectives on the role of information literacy education in fostering a smooth transition throughout a learner’s formal education journey from pre-Kindergarten to 20 and beyond. They are being offered within the Unesco Global Media and Information Literacy Week and the International School Library Month. Register by 25 October to secure a place (see booking details below).

How are librarians building partnership within and beyond their home institutions to smooth a learner’s information literacy education journey from one place to another? At a macro level, information literacy education happens at all stages from PK to 20 and beyond.

The first webinar Information literacy as a continuum for a successful transition to higher education (Oct. 27, 2021) aims at sharing experiences of information literacy across the curriculum, from pre-school onto university and college.

The second webinar Educators’ Education and Training on Information Literacy(Oct. 28, 2021) aims at sharing methods and practices of education and training in the field of media and information literacy education for (future) educators.

The lessons learned show how beneficial well trained professionals and an effective information literacy education, starting from prekindergarten level, can be in order to raise curious lifelong learners, critical thinkers, creative persons, aware and active citizens.


Webinar #1 – Oct. 27, 2021

(@ Zoom – h 14:00-16:00 Paris time)

Information literacy as a continuum for a successful transition to higher education

facilitated by Ning Zou

14:00 Welcome and introduction Ning Zou (IFLA IL Chair) and Valérie Glass (IFLA SLS Chair) Presentation of the two Sections, their joint meeting and the Webinar #1

14:20 Elisabeth Burns (Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA) PK-20 Information Literacy Standards: Perspectives on Implementation in the US

14:40 Kapil Vasudev, Amanda Folk, Jane Hammons, and Ann Hidal (The Ohio State University Libraries, USA) Building Connections Between School and Academic Librarians in Columbus

15:00 Lim Bee Ang (Ngee Ann Polytechnic Library, Singapore), and Lim Hwa Shan (Nanyang Polytechnic Library, Singapore) Towards a Digital Life@PolysTM Framework: Transformation of Digital & Media Literacy in the Polytechnic Libraries in Singapore 15:20 Live Q&A Session with Presenters

15:40 Final Remarks

Free admittance, prior online registration via Zoom by Oct. 25, 2021. Registration link for Webinar #1.


Webinar #2 – Oct. 28, 2021

(@ Zoom – h 18:00-20:00 Paris time)

Educators’ Education and Training on Information Literacy

facilitated by Valérie Glass

18:00 Welcome and introduction Valérie Glass (IFLA SLS Chair) and Ning Zou (IFLA ILS Chair) Presentation of the two Sections, their joint meeting and the Webinar #2

18:20 Lesley Farmer (California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA) Fake News as a Fulcrum for Lifelong Information Literacy Education

18:40 Amy Wong (St Peter’s School, York, UK) Empower yourself, empower your learners: Building a network to support the development of your teaching practice

19:00 Durga Murari and Varsha Varma (SNDT Women’s University College of Education, Pune, India) Teaching student teachers to teach information literacy

19:20 Live Q&A Session with Presenters

19:40 Final Remarks

Free admittance, prior online registration via Zoom by Oct. 25, 2021. Registration link for Webinar #2.

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