21 January 2014

Call for Papers for joint session in Lyon: Information Literacy with Health and Biosciences Libraries Sections

By Albert Boekhorst

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: bgalvin@hrb.ie 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.

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