2nd International Conference on Information Literacy (ICIL 2022)

It is with great excitement that we inform you of the 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION LITERACY (ICIL 2022), to be hosted by the North-West University (South Africa). This will be a hybrid event. Please save the date and share with your colleagues.

Official website: https://library.nwu.ac.za/international-conference-information-literacy-icil-2022

Venue: Potchefstroom Campus

Theme: Information Literacy in the 4th Industrial Revolution

We are pleased to announce the first Call for Papers!

Final Programme and Instructions for Participants, Speakers & Chairs

Dear colleagues,

we are thrilled to announce that the final version of the programme for the 7th European Conference on Information Literacy is now live! There were several changes in the programme so please recheck the schedules. All times in the programme are in Central European Time.

In order to inform you about how to participate in the conference this year, we created detailed instructions for participants, speakers and chairs. Please read them because they contain very important information which will ensure that we have a good and seamless conference experience. The instructions are available on the link below.

The conference starts at 10AM CET on Monday, 20 September, with the Opening Session.

We are looking forward to seeing you all again!

Best regards,
ECIL Board

Invited speaker – Alexandra Becker

Dear colleagues,

we are pleased to announce our invited speaker – Alexandra Becker!

Alexandra Becker works as a research assistant at the Media University in Stuttgart, Germany. She has been researching the usage behavior of self-learning areas in a live laboratory since 2012. Since 2017 she has been leading the research project Lernwelt Hochschule, in which the development of the university is systematically surveyed from the perspective of student orientation. Some of her most recent publications are Lernwelt Hochschule – Dimensionen eines Bildungsbereichs im Umbruch and Zukunft Lernwelt Hochschule – Perspektiven und Optionen für eine Neuausrichtung.

Address title: Shift from teaching to learning?! How learning spaces enable information competencies of students and teachers. Status quo and challenges at German universities

Full-text Review Process Begins

The full-text submission deadline for ECIL 2021 has passed. Now, we would like
to invite Program Committee members to the review process. Assigned full-text papers can be found on the conference management system.

Conference management system: https://www.conftool.com/ecil2021

We appreciate receiving full-text evaluations by Monday, June 21, 2021. If any difficulties arise during the review process, please let us know.

ECIL 2021 Important Dates Update

Dear colleagues,

due to the deadline extension for full-text submissions we are extending other deadlines and important dates accordingly.

Visit our Important Dates page for more information here.

More information about the change in registration deadlines is available here.


ECIL team

Full-text deadline extension

Dear colleagues,

due to numerous requests the deadline for full-text submissions of paper and doctoral forum contributions will be extended until the end of the month (31 May 2021).

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions!

Kind regards,

ECIL team

ECIL 2021 will be an online event

We are staying committed to organize the 7th European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL 2021) this year as previously planned (20-23 September 2021)! However, looking at how the COVID pandemic and vaccination prognosis are developing, after careful deliberation the organizing team has concluded that ECIL 2021 will be held as an online event. We are very sorry that we will not be able to meet in the lovely town of Bamberg for ECIL this year, but it remains a possible destination for one of the future ECIL conferences.

The process of making these decisions caused a delay in our current plans and deadlines. We wish to inform you that all of your contributions are still safely archived in the conference management system and your previous user accounts remain active. The results of review will be visible again after the new cycle of abstract submissions is received and reviewed. (Contact us at ecil.ffzg@gmail.com if you are experiencing any technical issues.)

We invite those authors who want to submit a new abstract to do so until the 25th of January. The conference management system is now open and ready for your submissions. More information about the online presentation format of each contribution type and technical requirements will be published at a later date.

If you wish to withdraw your submission please let us know as soon as possible by withdrawing your contribution from the system at: https://www.conftool.com/ecil2021/ 

All important dates are visible here: https://ecil2021.ilconf.org/important-dates/

Even though only virtually, we very much look forward to meeting you all in 2021!

Kind regards,

ECIL 2021 Board

Welcome to the ECIL 2021 Website

The European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) is organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University and the Information Literacy Association.

The seventh ECIL conference will be co-organized and hosted by University of Bamberg from 20-23 September 2021, in Bamberg, Germany.

The 7th ECIL was originally planned to be held in 2020. However, it had to be postponed to 2021 due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the possible risks to the health and safety of the participants.

Those abstracts which have already been accepted in 2020, will be included automatically in the Book of Abstracts and the Conference Programme of ECIL 2021, unless they are withdrawn. The peer-review for full-texts will start after the second run of abstract submissions is completed in 2021.