21 January 2014
Call for Papers for joint session in Lyon: Information Literacy with Health and Biosciences Libraries Sections
World Library and Information Congress: IFLA General Conference and Assembly
Lyon, France 16-22 August 2014
Information Literacy Section & Health and Biosciences Libraries Sections
Call for papers
Theme: It’s public knowledge: understanding health literacy from an information science perspective”
Colleagues from around the world are invited to submit an abstract for consideration for the Open Session jointly sponsored by the IFLA Information Literacy (IL) and Health and Biosciences Libraries (HBL) Sections.
The concept of health literacy overlaps the public health and education functions of the modern state. An educated population, literate in the various forms in which knowledge is transmitted, should be able to understand, interpret and absorb information of relevance to their physical and mental well-being. This capacity is essential to support a population which has the physiological and intellectual capacity to enjoy society’s physical and knowledge resources and participate fully in its affairs.
Submissions should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday February 28th 2014
Brian Galvin. Chair, IFLA Health and Biosciences Libraries Section.
Please find the complete information on the IFLA WLIC 2014 website.