Information Literacy in the **curriculum **across Disciplines

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*Information Literacy in the **curriculum **across Disciplines*

*Special Session in the 5th QQML Conference, June 4-7, 2013, Rome, Italy- *


Anthi Katsirikou, University of Piraeus Library, Greece-

Ageliki Oikonomou, University of Piraeus Library, Greece-

Konstantinos Kyprianos, University of Piraeus Library, Greece-



A vast amount of models and terminology has been developed globally by
libraries and other organizations and associations to define the skills
that must someone have in order to be information literate. In the era of
information plethora and digital technology, the information literacy
skills are becoming more and more necessary.

Universities worldwide and especially academic libraries have early
realized the importance of information literacy and they started to provide
tools and programs to their students. These tools and programs were aiming
to help students to recognize when information is needed and have the
ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the information needed.
Besides, this is the definition of information literacy according to ALA.

Nowadays, information comes in many formats and forms and its validity and
its quality is not always guaranteed. Students must develop new cognitive
skills in order to use this information succinctly and efficiently.
Additionally, the specialization in disciplines made prerequisite the
information literacy to interfere with the curriculum.

In these lines of thoughts, many universities and institutions around the
world are starting to endorse information literacy into the curriculum.

Nowadays, many universities and institutions around the world are endorsing
the information literacy into the curriculum.

The purpose of this session is to present innovative proposals,
applications and syllabus regarding the subject information literacy that
run into the disciplines in regional and international level and the
benefits of such a venture.

Topics of interest

Case studies and best practices

Creative instruction of information literacy skills

Critical thinking

Information literacy across the disciplines

Information literacy in the curriculum

Innovative programs

Policies and models

Teaching information literacy across disciplines

Teaching information literacy in academic libraries

Important Dates


– Abstract/ Paper submission due: April 15, 2013

– Author notification: April 20, 2013

– Conference: 4- 7 June, 2013

Abstract/ Paper submission to

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Accepted papers will be published in the *e-QQML Journal. *