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Communication and Information Activities

Information Literacy

UNESCO’s action to provide people with the skills and abilities for critical reception, assessment and use of information and media in their professional and personal lives.
Training-the-Trainers in Information Literacy
Young women leaders at
ISIS WICCE library

How to apply
  • Introduction
  • Content of the trainings
  • Dates and venues
  • Useful material and links

    Profiles of applicants

    Invited trainee-participants will normally be practicing information professionals who desire to add specialized, authoritative, comprehensive and up-to-date Information Literacy training knowledge and “best practices” competencies to their training skill portfolios. A maximum of 50 qualified persons are authorized to be invited to each workshop by each host institution, and a minimum of 25 trainees has been set.

    Applicants for training should hold a professional degree, preferably graduate degree, and have a knowledge and long-term interest in the Information Literacy field. Typically, applicants will be university/college faculty; practicing librarians and other kinds of information professionals such as school media librarians and teachers; and human relations department trainers in private sector companies, associations, NGOs and government agencies; and similarly qualified professionals in other kinds of positions.

    Procedures for applications

    Applicants have to complete the application form in the language of the selected workshop and send it to the contact of his/her regional host institution. Each trainee applicant may apply to only one workshop. Applicants will be placed on a mailing list after their application is received, and, in due course, will be notified whether their candidacy for the workshop has been accepted or not. If accepted, applicants will be provided with additional, detailed guidance as to next steps and arrangements.

    Applicants should not make irreversible travel plans or other kinds of financial and personal travel commitments until they have heard back from the host institution to which they have applied indicating that they have been officially accepted to attend the workshop.

    Conditions of applications

    Applicants will be responsible for their own travel and living expenses while attending the workshop. However, lunches and snacks during the workshop days, local transportation, and other authorized incidentals, will be furnished by the host institutions for the trainees. A variety of living accommodations to match participant budgets will be identified for the trainees by host institutions, including, for example, on-campus housing, hotels and hostels, etc.

    It is expected that employers of the trainee-participants will be able to assist the trainee in paying for all or a substantial part of his/her travel and living expenses. But in some cases, trainees may find it necessary to seek grant or loan assistance from foundations, governments, professional societies, and similar kinds of institutions and organizations that assist worthy and qualified applicants in need of financial assistance for education and training.