Information and Public Health – Call for Papers

“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 an Open Session jointly sponsored by the Information Literacy (IL) and Health and Biosciences Libraries (HBL) Sections at the World Library and Information Congress: IFLA General Conference and Assembly to be held in Lyon from 16- 22nd August, 2014.

You are invited to submit an abstract on the following themes:

  • How can the perspective of information scientists complement the work of scholars from other backgrounds in this field?
  • How can librarians’ expertise in information literacy and awareness of current pedagogical methods contribute to increased health literacy?
  • In what ways can health librarians’ knowledge of evidence-based practice be used to identify the most effective interventions in the health literacy area?
  • Can librarians ensure that the best use is made of  and that health literacy programmes are based on sound policy decisions?
  • How can collaboration between librarians and other scholars and practitioners in the health sciences, social sciences and in education increase our understanding of this major public health concern?

Important dates

  • Friday February 28th 2014:              Deadline for submission of abstract
  • Thursday March 28th 2014:              Notification of acceptance/rejection
  • Friday June 6th 2014:                     Deadline for submission of text

Further information on submission of abstracts is available from IFLA

Jean Shaw, Phi



About jgreigshaw

I work with Partnerships in Health Information which promotes partnership between libraries in Africa and the UK with an emphasis in African leadership. I have visited Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia though Phi has contacts in many more African countries.
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