Call for Papers: Satellite Meetings

Information Literacy Section


"Information and Artifactual Literacies: Engaging Minds in Libraries and Museums"

[Deadline extended to: 15 February 2016]


11-12 August 2016


DePaul University, Lincoln Park Campus Chicago, Illinois, USA


Information Literacy Section
Co-sponsored by Association of College & Research Libraries and DePaul University Library


You are invited to submit a proposal for this preconference to be held in conjunction with the 82nd IFLA World Library and Information Conference, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 13-19 August 2016.

Curiosity and critical thinking skills are habits of mind that librarians, archivists, and museum educators strive to develop and exercise in their students, researchers, and visitors. Material culture and special collections encourage a multimodal approach to learning that can complement and extend traditional models of information literacy. This satellite conference will feature both practice and theory on the myriad ways in which primary sources and museum collections can be integrated into instructional programs.

Topics of interest

We welcome proposals from library and museum practitioners, educators, and researchers from around the world. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Instructional Design and Delivery

  • Active learning and class session design
  • Beyond the humanities: connecting with the sciences and social sciences
  • Visual literacy

Program Administration

  • Assessment and analytics
  • Mapping to learning outcomes and institutional mission
  • Programmatic, developmental approach vs. one size fits all


  • Traveling trunks and online teaching kits
  • Building online collections and using digital objects in instruction
  • Professional development/instructional design resources

Proposal formats can include research papers, practical presentations, panels, interactive workshops, pecha kucha/lightning rounds, and poster sessions.

How to Submit a Proposal

All proposals must be submitted by 1 February 2016 the extended deadline of 15 February 2016 using the Proposal Submission Form.

First-time presenters and new professionals are encouraged to apply. Doctoral/Graduate students are also invited to participate. All satellite presentations will be delivered in English. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 21 March 2016.

Please note

At least one of the presenters must register and attend the satellite to deliver the presentation.

The satellite is scheduled for 1 ½ days:
11 August 2016 (Thursday), from 8 AM – 6 PM, and
12 August 2016 (Friday), from 8 AM – 12 PM, plus lunch.

The conference website will soon be available and registration will begin in February 2016.

All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2016 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.

All expenses for attending the satellite meeting (eg. travel, accommodation, etc.) are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA.

Congress Participation Grants

List of opportunities for support is available on our Conference Participation Grants webpage.

More information


Sharon Mader
Terry Taylor
email:, for further information.