European Meeting on Media and Information Literacy Education in Libraries (and beyond)
incorporating “IASL Regional Meeting – Europe” and “IFLA SLRC Section Midterm Meeting”
Milan, February 27-29, 2012
UNESCO states that “Information and media literacy enables people to interpret and make informed judgments as users of information and media, as well as to become skillful creators and producers of information and media messages in their own right”. The exposition to a rich variety of information resources, an active learning through the usage of a different range of information and media, the acquisition of a proper methodology of research contribute to raise competent readers and aware citizens, who are able to make informed decisions.
School instruction and libraries of different types (school, public, academic, health etc.) play a strategic role in this, but it is apparent that school teachers, school librarians/information specialists, librarians, educators, first are to be info-competent professionals themselves in order to help their pupils, patrons, communities in an effective lifelong learning process.
“EMMILE in Libraries (and beyond)” is a joint three day meeting that, through a set of joint initiatives – organized thanks to the collaboration of IFLA SLRC, IASL, AIB, AIB Lombardia, Regione Lombardia, Ufficio Scolastico per la Lombardia, Goethe-Institut Mailand, Necobelac Project – with the collaboration of EMPATIC EU Project, aims at exploring theory and practice in the Media and Information Literacy Education in different contexts. Plenary sessions, workshops, library and cultural visits, and the UNESCO MIL Curriculum for School Teachers and the EMPATIC Project on Information Literacy in Education as well, are part of the intensive programme.
It incorporates the IFLA SLRC Midterm Meeting, the IASL-IFLA Joint Steering Committee Meeting and the IASL Regional Meeting-Europe.
Official Work Language: English. The simultaneous translation service in Italian/English is kindly provided by Goethe-Institut Mailand.
Conference Chair: Dr Luisa Marquardt (Università “Roma Tre”; Director Europe for IASL; IASL-IFLA Joint Steering Committee Member; IFLA SLRC Section Member; AIB CNBS Coordinator). Contats: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com