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WESTERN BALKAN INFORMATION & MEDIA LITERACY (WBIMLC) and 12th INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT OF THE BOOK

Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina 7-8 December 2023

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 * All times are CET, Bosnia and Herzegovina time

Day One

9:40 - 9:55

Opening Speeches and Welcome

Ratko Knezevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Jerald Cavanagh (Kazakhstan) & Padraig Kirby (Ireland)

9:55 - 10:00

Conference Opening

H.E. Adrian Farrell, Ambassador of Ireland in Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

10:00 - 10:05

Welcome from

Professor Vincent Cunnane, President of the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (TUS), Ireland

10:05 - 10:30

Keynote Speaker: Vicki McDonald (Australia)

Leave no-one Behind: Creating Opportunities for Hope, Healing and Prosperity

10:30 - 10:50

Jerald Cavanagh (Kazakhstan)

In Times of Conflict: The Need for a Peaceful Place

10:50 - 11:10

Angela Repanovici (Romania)

Information Literacy in the AI Era: Exploring the Nexus of Education and Artificial Intelligence

11:10 - 11:30

Padraig Kirby (Ireland)

Digital Services & Senior’s Inclusion (DSSI): The Potential of a Libraries & Communities Alliance in the Post COVID Era

11:30 - 11:50

Carlos Lopes et al. (Portugal)

Building Stronger Academic Communities Through Critical Thinking: Linking ACRL Framework to AI

11:50 - 12:10

Reshma Dangol (Nepal)

Information and Knowledge Dissemination in Case of Nepalase Information Center

12:10 - 12:30

Jeremiah Pietersen (South Africa Republic)

Information Literacy and Generative Artificial Intelligence: The Case of Stellenbosch University

12:30 - 13:00

Keynote Speaker: Ismail Serageldin (Egypt)

13:00 - 13:30

Break

13:30 - 13:50

Marwyah(Indonesia)

Digital Literacy Competency for Presidential Election: Readiness among LIS Students in Indonesian Islamic Higher Education

13:50 - 14:10

Pryia Vaidya (India)

Promoting E-Learning to Ensure Digital Literacy Amongst Madrasa Students in Selected Aspirational Districts of India

14:10 - 14:30

Sagin Jay et al.  (Kazakhstan)

Foresight Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning for Rural Kazakhstan

14:30 - 14:50

Gordana Latinovic-Rauski  (Canada)

Recommendations for Future AI Literacy Education: Selective Literature Review

14:50 - 15:20

Keynote Speaker: Jesus Lau (Mexico)

Agraphia: Artificial Intelligence Versus Writing Skills

15:20 - 15:30

Summing up/Discussion at Conclusion of Day 1

Day Two

10:00 - 10:50

Keynote Speaker: Christine Bruce (Australia)

Distributed Leadership Creating Collaborative Cultures – Libraries Building Bridges of Hope

10:50 - 11:10

Elli Georgiadou (United Kingdom)

Social Inequalities, Heutagogy and Technology

11:10 - 11:30

Mustafa Kemal Seh (Turkiye)

Integrating Information Literacy into Foreign Language Classes: Practical Tips for Education

11:30 - 11:50

Mary Sengati-Zimba (United Arab Emirates)

Creating and Maintaining a Sustainable Information Literacy Program Across the University: The Case of a University in United Arab Emirates

11:50 - 12:10

Dani Sarsekova et al. (Kazakhstan)

Upgrade the Information Literacy and Blended Learning for Kazakhstan’s Sustainability

12:10 - 12:30

Pranjali V Bramhe (India)

Needs of Microsoft Certifications to Enhance the Professional Capabilities

12:30 - 12:50

Saltanat Meiramova (Kazakhstan)

The Relevance of Information Literacy and Acadeic Writing in Foreign Language Education

12:50 - 13:10

B. Shadrach (India)

AI Literacy for Information Professionals and Knowledge Managers

13:10 - 13:30

Jerald Cavanagh (Kazakhstan), Padraig Kirby (Ireland), Ratko Knezevic (B&H)

Final words - Summing up/Discussion.

13:30

Closure of the Conferences

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