Conference Dates: March 30- 31, 2023
Conference Location: Virtual
Proposal Deadline: February 17, 2023
Conference Theme: Supporting Inclusive Excellence in Information Literacy

Register for the virtual Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy through March 30, 2023.

Georgia Southern University’s center pillar of our strategic plan is inclusive excellence. As shown on our website “we recognize that our success as an institution of higher learning depends on our ability to embrace, value, and appreciate the diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni across our campuses. Inclusive excellence is continuous and comprehensive; intentional and dynamic; transformational and innovative and is embedded in all aspects of our culture and actions. Inclusive excellence speaks to sustaining a campus climate that honors, respects, and is inclusive of all elements of diversity that make each of us unique: culture, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, age, (dis)ability, creed, religious or spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, class, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political philosophy, etc. We uphold that all our individual differences enrich our university.” Therefore, the theme of our Information Literacy Conference this year is inclusive excellence as defined at our institution. You are also welcome to submit proposals that reflect your institution's definition of inclusive excellence.

Our guest speaker is Emily Drabinski, 2023-24 President-Elect of the American Library Association.

The Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy (GICOIL) invites all K-12 and higher education faculty and staff, librarians, media professionals, writing instructors, teachers, and graduate students to join us for the opportunity to share research and best methods for teaching and learning information literacy!

The conference allows participants to engage one another and discover how to apply crucial information literacy skills in their own settings through peer-reviewed presentations, workshops, and poster presentations.

Submit Proposal

1. Click Submit Proposal.
2. Create a Digital Commons Account.
3. Fill in the proposal form and click on Submit.

Presenters for the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy are invited to upload their presentation materials to the site in order to preserve their research. The invitation is open for presentation materials from any year of the conference.

Please submit your materials to and they will post within three business days.

E-mail Presentation Materials

Why Submit Your Presentation? More exposure for your work! Presentations are searchable through Google, and you will receive reports showing how many people have downloaded your presentation. You can also apply a Creative Commons License to your presentation, which controls how people can use your presentation materials.

What can you upload? PowerPoint Slides, papers, handouts, video, audio, and any other documents you used during your presentation.

Need Help? Email for help on submitting proposals and presentations. If you have questions about the conference (ex. registration), please visit the Conference Homepage for further information including contact numbers and emails.

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Browse the contents of Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy:

2022 Conference Program and Presentations
2021 Program and Presentations
2020 Program and Presentations
2018 Program and Presentations
2017 Program and Presentations -Cancelled Due to Hurricane Irma
2016 Program and Presentations
2015 Program and Presentations
2014 Program and Presentations
2013 Program and Presentations
2012 Program and Presentations
2011 Program and Presentations
2010 Program and Presentations
2009 Program and Presentations
2008 Program and Presentations
2004-2007 Programs and Panel Lecture Announcement