European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL)

Monday, September 24, 2018 to Thursday, September 27, 2018

Organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, the Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University, the Information Literacy Association, and the Department of Information and Communication Studies at the University of Oulu, the European Conference on Information Literacy ( ECIL) will take place in Oulu, Finland, from 24-27 September 2018.

ECIL is an international conference supported by UNESCO, IFLA and many other prestigious universities, associations, and organizations actively involved in media and information literacy. Paul G. Zurkowski is the Honorary Chair of the Conference. Conference committees include over hundred distinguished experts from over sixty countries. The language of the Conference is English.

Aim & Scope

Information Literacy in Everyday Life being the main theme, ECIL aims to bring together researchers, information professionals, media specialists, educators, policy makers, employers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current issues, recent developments, challenges, theories, and good practices.


Main topics of the Conference include (but not limited with) the following:

  • Information literacy in different contexts of everyday life (hobbies, arts, self-development, sports, physical exercise, cooking, homing, etc.)
  • Information literacy and active citizenship
  • Information literacy and health and well-being
  • Information literacy for different groups (adults, children, young people, disadvantaged groups)
  • Information literacy in different cultures and countries
  • Information literacy and ethical/social issues
  • Critical perspectives on information literacy in everyday life contexts
  • Information literacy and the neoliberal agenda
  • Information literacy and digital empowerment
  • Information literacy and trans/inter/multiculturalism
  • Information literacy and community engagement
  • Information literacy and social change
  • Information literacy and democracy, citizenship, active participation
  • Information literacy as emancipatory pedagogy
  • Information literacy and inclusive education
  • Information literacy, libraries, the public sphere
  • Information literacy and lifelong learning
  • Information literacy in the workplace
  • Information literacy and employability
  • Information literacy in theoretical context (models, standards, indicators)
  • Information literacy and related concepts (transversal competencies, media literacy, data literacy, civic literacy, transliteracy, metaliteracy, e-literacy, digital literacy, computer literacy, scientific literacy, visual literacy,)
  • Information literacy research (research strategies, methodology and methods)
  • Information seeking and information behaviour
  • Information literacy good practices
  • Information literacy networks and networking
  • Information literacy policies and policy development
  • Information literacy and libraries (research libraries, university and college libraries, public libraries, special libraries, school libraries)
  • Information literacy and LIS education
  • Information literacy and information and knowledge management
  • Information literacy across disciplines
  • Information literacy and education
  • Information literacy education in different sectors (K-12, higher education, vocational education)
  • Information literacy instruction (curriculum development, instructional design, teaching techniques and methods, Web-based training, e-learning, measurement and evaluation, promotion and marketing, training the trainers, partnership, collaboration across professions, teacher education, integrating into curricula)
  • Information literacy and emerging technologies
  • Information literacy in the future

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Last updated: 7.2.2018