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There is a call for papers for a preconference before the American Library Association Conference 2017. The preconference takes place on June 23 2017 in Chicago, USA. "The transition from the ACRL Standards to the Framework is in full force, yet many academic librarians are unsure how to proceed with this new, unfamiliar document and feel daunted by the task. Moreover, with the push for critical information literacy and social justice-oriented instruction in academic librarianship, some librarians have critiqued the Framework for having liberal ideological underpinnings and assuming a universality that doesn’t account for...
Today is UNESCO's International day for Universal Access to Information day. The themes include "freedom of information [including freedom of the press], promotion of open access and the importance of adopting right to information laws". The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16.10 focuses on access to information (the International Federation of library associations and Instititutionsd lobbied hard to get information included in the SDGs). SDG 16.10 aims to "“Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements”. I would like to...
If you are interested in participating in the ACRL immersion programme (which "provides instruction librarians the opportunity to work intensively for several days on all aspects of information literacy"), the online application material will be coming out shortly. Dates are:
Program Track: July 23-28, 2017, Burlington, VT, USA: Application materials available October 2016.
Teacher Track: July 23-28, 2017, Burlington, VT, USA: Application materials available October 2016.
Lots more information at
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EAVI: the European Association for Viewers Interests is "an independent, non-profit international association ... which promotes and advocates for Media Literacy" which grew out of a project funded by the European Commission. They recently started a series of short cartoon-y videos about media literacy (though what I want to know is - why did Jack break up with Jo between videos 1 and 2?).
Their blog highlight media literacy stories (today's is headlined "VIDEO: Trump Supporters’ Conspiracy Theories Shows Need for Media Literacy" -

The ACRL Instruction Section newsletter editors, Angelica Delgado and Kelly LeMeur, are seeking content for the forthcoming issue. They seek submissions of the following types:
- "Short articles of 250-500 words on any aspect of instruction or information literacy
- "Annotated bibliography or recommended reading list of 250-500 words on any teaching or information literacy issue
- "140 character length (tweet length) reflections, suggestions, best practices, worst practices on all things to do with teaching information literacy"
Submit writing to by September 30 for consideration...
The call for papers for LILAC 2017 will be opens on October 3 2016, and it isn't open for very long (closing 26 October!) so if you are interested in participating you may want to start preparing your proposals, and you can already create a LILAC account. LILAC takes place in Swansea, Wales on 10-12 April 2017. There is no specific theme, any aspect of information literacy is welcome, but they note that proposals make "explicit reference to your innovative practice or research in information literacy.
Options are: Lagadothon (showcase prototypes for new IL products/games/innovations); Workshops; Short papers; Long papers;...
There is a call for nominations for the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award, which "recognizes an individual librarian who has made an especially significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment. The award honors Miriam Dudley, whose pioneering efforts in the field of bibliographic instruction led to the formation of the ACRL Instruction Section (formerly ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section)." The award winner gets a plaque and US $1000. "Nominees should have achieved distinction in one or more of the following areas: Planning and implementation of an academic...
There is a call for proposals for breakout sessions at the 45th annual LOEX (US Information Literacy) conference, which will be held in Lexington, USA, on 11-13 May 2017. The theme is: Growing Stronger Together: Diversity and Community in Information Literacy. The tracks are: Pedagogy: Reaping and Sowing Transformative Teaching; Technology: Saddling Up; Leadership: Taking the Reins; Assessment: The Lay of the Land; Collaboration: Never Ride Alone; Innovations and Failures: Roots of Our Success
(I think some of these subtitles may be inspired by the fact that Lexington is famed for horses...
The ACRL Instruction Section Awards committee seeks nominations for two awards. The Innovation Award is for a project at an academic/research library that demonstrates creative, innovative, or unique approaches to information literacy instruction or programming. The winner(s) of this award will receive a certificate and a US $3000 award, sponsored by EBSCO Information Services. More info here:
The Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award is for an outstanding publication...
A powerpoint given at the ALIA National Conference Adelaide (Australia) on 31 August 2016 by Judy Reading (Macquarie University Library) and Paul Jewell (Western Sydney University Library) was Enterprise and Acumen: Real World Information Skills and Employability for Business Graduates. It is embedded below.

Enterprise and Acumen: Real World Information Skills and Employability for Business Graduates from Western Sydney University