Visegrad Conference of Information Literacy and Education

About the conference

Thanks to the support of the Visegrad Fund in 2016, the conference will take place at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. Previous and following years have smaller focus, because conference languages have been Czech and Slovak.

We offered dozens of talks on the following topics in 2016:

  • research in information literacy
  • theory and practice of teaching
  • educational technology
  • information literacy advocacy
  • media literacy

Who are the attendees?

The conference is primarily focused on shared practice and the support of teaching librarians of both public and academic libraries. Students of LIS, teachers and employees from the education sector are also welcome. 

In 2016, the programme also featured an English-language section, thanks to our partners from Slovakia, Hungary and Poland. Its theme was Research in information literacy.

How to attend the conference?

Attendance is free. However, please let us know if you are going to attend. Participants pay all conference expenses (accommodation, food, travel etc.) themselves.

Registration is open until the beginning of June each year. You are welcome to register until then. We ask you to register only if you plan on attending the conference - thank you for your understanding.

Who is organizing the conference?

The conference is organized by a team of experts from the Division of Library and Information Studies at Masaryk University, Brno, the six year was organized in cooperation with partners from countries of the Visegrad Group.
The programme of the conference is supervised by PhDr. Pavla Kovářová, Ph.D., kovarova@phil.muni.cz.

Conference venue

Division of Information and Library Studies
Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
Arne Novaka 1, 602 00 Brno

History

The first year of the National Seminar of Information Education was organized in 2011 within the NAKLIV project. The event was aimed at academic librarians who develop the information literacy of users of their libraries. Following the first year of the seminar, a co-authored book titled Trends in information literacy was released in 2012.

PhDr. Iva Zadražilová and Mgr. Jan Zikuška were the main organizers of the first five years of the seminar, in cooperation with the Division of Library and Information Science (KISK) at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University. After the NAKLIV project was concluded, the CEINVE project carried on organizing the seminar together with the LIS Department. The programme slowly grew more focused on public libraries and included more practical workshops.

In 2015, Iva Zadražilová succeeded in acquiring finances from the grant VIOLET, provided by Visegrad Fund, to organize the next year of the seminar. Thanks to the grant, the seminar could widen its outreach beyond the borders of the Czech Republic to the countries of the Visegrad Four. Mgr. Markéta Bočková was the conference coordinator in 2016.

The seminar is directed by  PhDr. Pavla Kovářová Ph.D. since 2016.The programme of the conference is aimed at all types of libraries that hope to develop the information literacy of their users and focused on this core topic.