2011 ALISE Information Ethics SIG CFP: Innovations in Teaching Information Ethics Across Contexts

I have been charged with convening a panel for the Information Ethics special interest group of ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education), to be held at its 2011 annual conference.

I’ve decided to focus on how LIS scholars and professionals need to place renewed focus on providing information ethics education across various contexts. We must move beyond just implementing information ethics within LIS curricula, and find innovative ways to incorporate it into elementary and secondary schools, public & school libraries, homes and community centers, as well as within popular media, video games, and the Internet.

See the call for participation below, and please submit a proposal if you want to join this conversation.

Call for Participation
ALISE 2011 Information Ethics SIG panel discussion
San Diego, CA, January 2011

Innovations in Teaching Information Ethics Across Contexts

:: Submission deadline: July 28, 2010 ::

In keeping with the 2011 ALISE conference theme of “Competitiveness and Innovation,” the Information Ethics SIG invites submissions to participate in a panel discussion to highlight innovations and new approaches for teaching information ethics across multiple contexts.

While recent Information Ethics SIG activities have focused on innovative ways to integrate information ethics across LIS curricula, the 2011 panel discussion will broaden this scope to include multiple educational contexts and opportunities, ranging from elementary/secondary education, university & professional environs, public & school libraries, within homes and community centers, or through popular media, gaming and the Internet.

Possible topics for this panel discussion include:

  • What innovative educational tools and methods are being used for teaching information ethics across various contexts?
  • How can information ethics be introduced in elementary through secondary education curricula?
  • What place does information ethics have within broader “21st Century Skills” or “S.T.E.M.” educational initiatives?
  • What topics in information ethics (i.e., privacy, netiquette, intellectual property, plagiarism, information literacy, etc.) are most appropriate to introduce within specific educational contexts?
  • How can popular media, video games, and the Internet be leveraged to foster information ethics awareness and education?
  • How can information ethics be established within general requirements for undergraduate education?
  • What role do parents and non-traditional teachers play in educating youth about information ethics?
  • How are LIS scholars and professionals providing information ethics education across various contexts? What contexts are underserved, and how can we target them?

We envision this panel discussion to take the form of a guided conversation, featuring 4-6 selected speakers addressing relevant topics, complemented by a robust exchange of ideas with the audience members.

Interested participants are invited to submit a 300-word abstract of their intended contribution to Michael Zimmer (zimmerm@uwm.edu) by July 28, 2010. A full proposal will be submitted to ALISE on July 30, 2010.

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