Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference

Theme:"Generation Z: Fake News and Information Literacy, the New Horizon"

6-9 June 2017 Hotel "Opal" Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosanski English


Paul G. Zurkowski

Ирина Жилавская – Irina Zhilavskaya

She graduated from the Tomsk State University, Faculty of Philology. In 2008, at the Moscow State University, she defended her thesis on the problems of media education of the youth audience. A member of the Russian Committee of UNESCO Programme "Information for All". Member of the Board of the National Association of mass media researchers (NAMMI). Chief Editor of the scientific and educational magazine "Media. Information. Communication“ http://mic.org.ru/. President of the Association of media professionals. Organiser and participant of many international conferences on media education and media and information literacy.Field of interest: the mass media education, media communications, all forms of literacy, media environment and media space, the Vernadsky’s theory of the Noosphere, the future of media.

Author and developer of the Master's educational program "Media Education" and "Media and Information Literacy", as well as specialized courses "Introduction to MEDIALOG", "Media and Information Literacy and Media Culture", "Media Educational Management", "Media Ecology". Supervisor of cluster Master's project "Russian Index of Media-Information Literacy" (2016-2018). The head of a number of sociological studies about the influence of media on young people. Developer of concepts of media theory and media education: Informal media, journalistic model of media education, media education activities of the media, media-behavior of the personality.

She has published over 100 articles on Information Technology, Media Education, Media-behavior, Media and Information Literacy, including the monograph "Media Education for Youth Audience", "Youth Media Education", "Media-behavior of the personality."
Currently - Head of the UNESCO Chair Media-Information Literacy and Media Education of citizens of the Moscow Pedagogical University, Professor.
E-mail: zhiv3@yandex.ru

Personal web-page:  http://zhilavskaya.ru/

Judith Broady-Preston

Professor Judith Broady-Preston BA MA PhD MCLIP FHEA

Judith is currently Professor of Information Management and Director, Institute of Professional Development, Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK.

Editor-in-Chief of the Emerald journal, Library Review and European editor JoEMLS, she is an editorial board member of seven international journals and numerous international conferences.

She has received 7 major research prizes, in addition to the Higher Education Academy 2010 National Teaching Award for her “Outstanding Contribution to Information and Computer Science”.

Current professional activities include IFLA Management and Marketing Section Committee Member, 2009-2017 and UK Role Model and Mentor, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, Aurora Women in Leadership Programme.

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