ECIL 2015 Tallin, Estonia.9 December, 2015
The 3rd European Conference on Information Literacy – ECIL 2015 – was arranged in Tallinn, Estonia, 19 – 22 October, 2015.
The main theme of the third ECIL conference was Information Literacy in the Green Society. Information literacy and sustainability being the main theme, ECIL 2015 aimed to bring together researchers, information professionals, media specialists, educators, policy makers and all related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current issues and recent developments. It was also aimed to connect in this conference three different research communities – information literacy, media literacy and digital literacy.
In all, 226 proposals were submitted to the Conference. Contributions came from 50 different countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and USA. All submissions were subjected to a double-blind review process and 222 were accepted that address a wide variety of different perspectives, methods, theories and outcomes, ranging from the theoretical to practical contributions.
At the conference there were 195 contributions: three keynotes, five invited papers, 89 papers, nine doctoral papers, 37 best practices, 22 PechaKuchas, 18 posters, ten workshops and two panels.
The ECIL2015 conference in Tallinn was arranged together with the COST Action IS1410 meeting “The Digital and Multimodal Practices of Young Children”. 361 participants from 62 countries participated in the conference. The conference had three keynote speakers: Carol Collier Kuhlthau, Professor Emerita of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University, Sonia Livingstone, Professor at the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of London and Susan Danby, Professor in Early Childhood Education at Queensland University of Technology.
Invited speakers were Gobinda Chowdhury from Northumbria University, Heidi Julien from the University at Buffalo, Mandy Lupton from the Queensland University of Technology, Eero Sormunen from the University of Tampere, Olof Sundin from Lund University and Mihkel Kangur from Tallinn University
Sirje Virkus, Tallin University, Estonia.