September 22, 2017

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2017

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2017 - 25 October - 1 November, 2017
Media and Information Literacy in Critical Times: Re-imagining Ways of Learning and Information Environments

Media and information literacy (MIL) includes a set of competencies to search, critically evaluate, use and contribute information and media content wisely; knowledge of one’s rights online; understanding how to combat online hate speech and cyberbullying; understanding of the ethical issues surrounding the access and use of information; and engage with media and ICTs to promote equality, free expression, intercultural/interreligious dialogue, peace, etc. Read more about MIL

Global MIL Week also enables connections and sharing of creative projects, the latest research, new ideas, and information across countries and stakeholders involved in MIL, and in print, screen-based and digital media.

UNESCO proposes you ten ways to celebrate the Global MIL Week

  1. Organize a MIL Day

  2. Mainstream MIL topic at universities

  3. Use social media to raise awareness about MIL in civil society

  4. Send a letter

  5. Give a voice to the youth

  6. Join the Global Alliance for Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL)

  7. Create new partnerships, locally or regionally, to promote MIL in society 

  8. Promote UNESCO’s publications and actions 

  9. Promote or enroll in the media and information literacy online course

  10. Participate in global online debates

 About the feature conference

The feature conference of Global MIL Week 2017 is the Seventh Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference. It will be held in Jamaica under the same theme as the Global MIL Week 2017 from 24-27 October 2017, at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston.

June 15, 2017

Year of Open


The Year of Open is a global focus on open processes, systems, and tools, created through collaborative approaches, that enhance our education, businesses, governments, and organizations. 

Open represents freedom, transparency, equity and participation. At its core, open is a mindset about the way we should meet collective needs and address challenges.



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10 years ago Cape Town Open Education Declaration was written
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Get Involved
Get involved by actively being a part of the Year of Open.  The following are simple ways to contribute.

August 11, 2016

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2016



Source: UNESCO
The fifth annual global celebration of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place from 31 October to 5 November, 2016. The Global MIL Week 2016 highlights include the Sixth Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conferenceand the First General Assembly of the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL), taking place November 2-5, 2016 in São Paulo, Brazil.

The Global MIL Week activities and conference are important opportunities for stakeholders globally, including members of GAPMIL and the International University MILID Network to meet and share the latest research, projects, new ideas and information with a diverse gathering of stakeholders involved in information and media literacy, and in print, screen-based and digital media.

Media and information literacy (MIL) includes a set of competencies to search, critically evaluate, use and contribute information and media content wisely; knowledge of one’s rights online; understanding how to combat online hate speech and cyberbullying; understanding of the ethical issues surrounding the access and use of information; and engage with media and ICTs to promote equality, free expression, intercultural/interreligious dialogue, peace, etc. (UNESCO)



January 24, 2016

College & Research Libraries - Open Access publication...

C&RLCollege & Research Libraries (C&RL) is the official scholarly research journal of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association.

The January 2016 issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present.

March 5, 2014

Open Education and Libraries - ACRL White Paper

http://www.openeducationweek.org/
Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its purpose is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.

Libraries can and should support open education. But before libraries do so, it is useful to understand the open education movement as a whole, including some of the key challenges facing both OERs and MOOCs and how libraries are well positioned to help address these challenges.  

ACRL White Paper "Environmental Scan of OERs, MOOCs, and Libraries: What Effectiveness and Sustainability Means for Libraries’ Impact on Open Education" enables us understand the open education movement and our professional obligation to promote universal, affordable, quality education.

Click here to download Open Education banners and PowerPoint templates and  promote the event at your institution and site.


December 15, 2013

Library 2.013 Recordings

Source: Library 2.013

Library 2.013 virtual conference recordings on the following strands are available here.
  • STRAND 1: Digital Services, Preservation, and Access 
  • STRAND 2: Emerging Technologies and Trends
  • STRAND 3: Learning Commons (for school libraries and/or academic libraries)
  • STRAND 4: Management of Libraries and Information Centers in the 21st Century
  • STRAND 5: User Centered Services and Models
  • STRAND 6: Library and Information Professionals – Evolving Roles and Opportunities
  • STRAND 7: Doctoral Student Research 
  • STRAND 8: Library and Information Center “Tours”

UNESCO launched Assessment Framework for Media and Information Literacy

UNESCO has launched its Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Assessment Framework for the evaluation of countries’ readiness to create an enabling environment for MIL. The publication also aims to assess citizens’ competencies on MIL, particularly targeting teachers in service and training.


Source: UNESCO
"MIL is defined as a set of competencies that empowers citizens to access, retrieve, understand, evaluate and use, create, as well as share information and media content in all formats, using various tools, in a critical, ethical and effective way, in order to participate and engage in personal, professional and societal activities". 


UNESCO advocates that MIL be one of the preconditions of sustainable development and that literate use of information, media and ICT tools, including the Internet, will help to ensure that everyone enjoys the full benefits of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, particularly freedom of expression and access to information.

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