Apologies for Cross Posting. The keynote speakers for the forthcoming Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference,  BihaŠ, Bosnia & Herzegovina June 17-20th 2015 are:

Dr. Christine Bruce- Professor in the Information Systems School, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Dr. Tefko Saracevic,  Professor Emeritus, School of Communication, Information and Library Studies Rutgers University USA:   

 

Call for Papers NOW OPEN!  Conference  website http://www.wbilc2015.kbbi.ba/en/

 

 

Dr Christine Bruce is Professor in the Information Systems School, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She has an extensive research and publication profile in information literacy and higher education teaching and learning. She has investigated information literacy and learning across educational, workplace and community contexts with a special emphasis on peoples experience of information use. Her most recent book publication on information literacy was Informed Learning, 2008. In 2014 Information experience: approaches to theory and practice was published by Emerald. Christine regularly consults and facilitates workshops on information literacy in the university sector around the world. She has delivered 19 keynote addresses in the last ten years in ten different countries. Christine is convenor of the QUT Higher Education Research Network, and Higher Degree Research Director in the Information Systems School. She served as Director and Assistant Dean, Teaching and Learning for the Faculty of Information Technology between 2001- 2006. She was awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Fellowship in 2008. She is a an assessor for the Australian Research Council, a member of the Board of Directors for the US National Forum for Information Literacy, a member of the Reference Group for the University of San Jose SLIS Research Center, and a member of the Board of Directors for the LiNCS Research Centre at the University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Education. In 2010 Christine received a Library Board of Queensland Award for contributions to information literacy research and education. Archived versions of her publications are available at: http://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Bruce,_Christine.html

 

 

 

Studied electrical engineering at the University of Zagreb, Croatia and completed his master (1962) and Ph.D. (1970) studies in information science at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Taught and conducted research at Case till 1985, when moved to Rutgers. Promoted to Professor II (highest academic rank at Rutgers Univ.) in 1991. Associate Dean from 2003 to 2006. Professor Emeritus since 2010.  For more information, please see:  http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/~tefko/curriculum_vitae.htm

 

 

Regards

 

Padraig Kirby MSc (LIS)  BA (Hons) HdipLIS

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