European Conference on Information Literacy 2018 -submission deadline: February 15, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to the 6th European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL2018).

ECIL is an annual conference initiated by the Organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, the Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University and the Information Literacy Association. It is organized and hosted by a different European partner each year.

ECIL 2018 conference will be organized by the Department of Information Studies at University of Oulu and held from 24-27 September 2018 in Oulu, Finland.

The conference abstract submission system is open.

The abstract submission deadline is February 15, 2018.


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.

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,)
  • etc.