Archive for October, 2013


CoLIS8 Update

11 October, 2013

On the 21 of August, iilresearch organised the Information Literacies Track at the Eighth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS8) at the Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen University.

The track opened with a panel on Conceptions of Information Literacy: Current Theoretical Trends where Professor Louise Limberg, Professor Helen Partridge, Professor Olof Sundin, and Professor Sanna Talja discussed the concepts of information literacies, information experience, literacy, and information practices. The panel was chaired by Anna Hampson Lundh.

Ten papers were presented in three different themes: Theoretical perspectives and methodology in IL research, Information Literacy Practices, and Information Literacy Education. A discussion on some of the interesting issues discussed can be found in Isto Huvila’s blog.

The Audience’s Best Paper Award went to Nicole A. Cooke’s and Merinda Kaye Hensley’s paper “The Critical and Continuing Role of LIS Curriculum in the Teacher Training of Future Librarians”. All papers are published in Information Research.

We want to thank all participants who were involved in making the track a success. We hope that you would like to join us again at CoLIS9.