European Conference on Information Literacy, 09.2021, Bamberg

We proudly announce our third keynote speaker – Stephan Lewandowsky!

Address title: Information discernment in the 'post-truth' world

Stephan Lewandowsky is a cognitive scientist at the University of Bristol. His most recent research interest is in exploring the potential conflict between human cognition and the physics of global climate change, which has led him into collaborative research in climate science and climate modeling. Lewandowsky holds an honorary position as a Visiting Scientist at the CSIRO Oceans, Atmosphere laboratory in Hobart, Tasmania. His bibliography is available here.

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On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 4:02 PM Karl Dietz <> wrote:
Dear ECIL Community,

the ECIL Board and the Local Organizing Committee of ECIL 2020 have made the difficult decision to postpone the 7th European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The possible risks to the health and safety of our participants, as well as the current travel restrictions, have made it impossible to proceed with the meeting as scheduled. University of Bamberg, Germany, will instead host the 7th conference, in September 2021 in the previously planned venue.

Those abstracts which have already been accepted, will be included automatically in the Book of Abstracts and the Conference Programme in 2021, unless they are withdrawn. Additionally, there will be a new call next year for new submissions. Furthermore, the peer-review for full-texts will start next year (in 2021) after the
second run of abstract submissions is completed.

We are also pleased to announce that rescheduling with the University of Bamberg has allowed us to cancel this year's conference without financial penalty, and we greatly appreciate their flexibility.

Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to the board at

We very much look forward to meeting you all in 2021 in Bamberg.

ECIL Board

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On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 9:48 AM Franke, Fabian via InetBib <> wrote:
Liebe Kolleginnen, liebe Kollegen,

noch bis zum 15.Januar können Sie Beiträge (full papers, posters, PechaKucha, best practices …) für die European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) 2020 einreichen, die vom 21. – 24.09.2020 in Bamberg stattfindet. Es wäre sehr schön, wenn auch Kolleg*innen aus Deutschland sich aktiv an der Konferenz beteiligen und unsere vielfältigen Projekte und Aktionen zur Förderung von Informationskompetenz präsentieren.

Viele Grüße

Fabian Franke

Dr. Fabian Franke
Direktor der
Universitätsbibliothek Bamberg
Feldkirchenstr. 21
96052 Bamberg
Tel.: +49 951/863-1500
Fax: +49 951/863-1565

 Second Call for Papers

7th European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL)

September 21-24, 2020, Bamberg, Germany

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 21-24 September 2020, in Bamberg, Germany

Aim & Scope

Information Literacy in a Post-Truth Era being the main theme, ECIL aims to bring together researchers, information professionals, media specialists, educators, policy makers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss recent developments and current challenges in both theory and practice.

Main topics of the Conference include (but not limited with) the following:

  *   Fake news, alternative facts
  *   Post-truth politics
  *   Post-truth society
  *   Algorithmic cultures
  *   IL, disinformation and misinformation
  *   Credibility and source evaluation
  *   Critical thinking
  *   Information literacy and democracy, citizenship, active participation
  *   Information literacy, libraries, the public sphere
  *   Information literacy and ethical/social issues
  *   Information literacy in everyday life
  *   Information literacy and digital empowerment
  *   Information literacy and trans/inter/multiculturalism
  *   Information literacy and community engagement
  *   Information literacy and social change
  *   Information literacy as emancipatory pedagogy
  *   Information literacy and inclusive education
  *   Information literacy and lifelong learning
  *   Information literacy in theoretical context (models, standards, indicators)
  *   Information literacy and related concepts (transversal competencies, media literacy, news literacy, data literacy, civic literacy, transliteracy, metaliteracy, e-literacy, digital literacy, computer literacy, scientific literacy, visual literacy)
  *   Information literacy research (research strategies, methodology and methods)
  *   Information seeking and information behavior
  *   Information literacy good practices
  *   Information literacy networks and networking
  *   Information literacy policies and policy development
  *   Information literacy and libraries (college and university libraries, school libraries, public libraries, special libraries)
  *   Information literacy and LIS education
  *   Information literacy and knowledge management
  *   Information literacy across disciplines
  *   Information literacy in different cultures and countries
  *   Information literacy in different contexts (law, health, etc.)
  *   Information literacy and education
  *   Information literacy education in different sectors (K-12, higher education, vocational education)
  *   Information literacy instruction (curriculum development, instructional design, teaching techniques and methods, Web-based training, e-learning, measurement and evaluation, promotion and marketing, training the trainers, partnership, collaboration across professions, teacher education, integrating into curricula)
  *   Information literacy for different groups (adults, children, young people, disadvantaged groups)
  *   Information literacy in the workplace
  *   Information literacy and employability
  *   Information literacy and organisational success
  *   Information literacy and competitiveness
  *   Information literacy and emerging technologies
  *   Information literacy in the future

Important Dates

  *   First call: March 2019
  *   Second call: June 2019
  *   Third call: September 2019
  *   Fourth call: November 2019
  *   Fifth call: December 2019
  *   Conference management system opens: November 2019
  *   Abstract submission deadline: 15 January 2020
  *   Notification of acceptance for abstracts: 29 February 2020
  *   Deadline for submitting final versions of abstracts: 15 March 2020
  *   Authors' notification on final decision on abstract category: 6 April 2020
  *   Registration starts: 4 May 2020
  *   Full-text submission deadline: 15 May 2020
  *   Notification of acceptance for full-texts: 30 June 2020
  *   Deadline for submitting final versions of full-texts: 15 July 2020
  *   Early registration deadline: 30 June 2020
  *   Author registration deadline: 15 July 2020
  *   Conference sessions: 21-24 September 2020

Paper Submission

The Conference is composed of several types of contributions, such as full papers, posters, PechaKucha, best practices, workshops, panels, invited talks, and doctoral forum, each of which has different requirements and restrictions regarding the length, time allocation and content. Contributions should be prepared using the templates available through the Conference web site and submitted electronically via the conference management system before the deadlines indicated under important dates. Contributions will be peer-reviewed. Detailed information about review process can be obtained from Conference web site. At least one of the authors should register online via Conference web site and take part at the Conference to make the presentation.


University of Bamberg
Auditorium Building Markusstr. 8a, 96047 Bamberg



Abstract submission, review process & book of abstracts
Sonja Špiranec, General Co-chair and Co-chair of ECIL 2020

Full-text submission, review process & proceedings book
Serap Kurbanoğlu, General Co-chair and Co-chair of ECIL 2020

Joumana Boustany, General Co-chair and Co-chair of ECIL 2020

Local issues, programme, visa letters, accommodation and tours
Fabian Franke, Co-chair for ECIL 2020 and Chair of the Local Organizing Committee