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The CILIP Information Literacy Group is pleased to host a “Shut Up and Write” session for HE or FE colleagues writing applications for Advance HE fellowships at Associate, Fellow and Senior Fellow level. Taking place on Monday, November 8th, this is a half-day online event providing time, space and guidance for HE or FE colleagues writing their applications. Date: Monday […]

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Continuing with our series welcoming the new members of the ILG Sub-Committee for New Professionals, we’d like to introduce David Smith. The purpose of this group is to bring together new library professionals and contribute towards the work of the Information Literacy Group. What is your role in the committee? I am a new member of the ILG New Professionals […]

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In this guest blog post, Anne-Lise Harding shares some of the practitioner research she has carried out during her first year working in the House of Commons library with Select Committees, and the specificities of their information literacy needs. Anne-Lise is Senior Liaison Librarian at the House of Commons and the Government Libraries Sector Representative for the Information Literacy Group. […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group have an exciting opening to join our team. We are recruiting for a Further Education (FE) representative to share their professional knowledge of their sector. This is a perfect opportunity for an FE Learning Resources professional to make a significant contribution to the group. We are looking for applicants who will be able to emphasise the […]

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In July 2021, the Department of Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) published its long-awaited Online Media Literacy Strategy. This is a significant development, as it is the first time that the UK Government has set out a strategic framework that addresses the know-how that people need to make sense of the online media world. It is also the first […]

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Sarah Pavey, Schools Representative for the Information Literacy Group, considers recent curriculum reforms in Scotland and Wales and their implications for information literacy and for school librarians. The current COVID-19 pandemic has perhaps spurred some education bodies to reflect on the efficiency of their curricula and the intended learning outcomes. The necessary replacement of formal examinations with teacher assessment has […]

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Liz White, Further Education Representative for the CILIP Information Literacy Group, considers the opportunities and challenges experienced in decolonising FE college libraries, including a possible role for information literacy in the process. As a member of the Academic Librarian team at the University of Derby, I have had the opportunity to reflect on this subject as it has, rightly so, […]

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Are you a new professional or student who is interested in information literacy? Would you like to become more involved with the work of the Information Literacy Group and meet other new professionals? If so, please consider applying for the ILG New Professional Committee! The purpose of this group is to bring together new professionals (defined as having less than […]

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the CILIP Information Literacy Group committee as our new Training Officer. Applicants should have experience of committee work (not necessarily with CILIP). Please consult the Training Officer role description for more details on what is involved. Please note that this is a voluntary position, and there is no remuneration related to the post. The appointee will […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group currently has a number of vacancies on its revamped Communications Team, and is recruiting now! We are looking for three dynamic and committed individuals to join our team of volunteers and help us make further exciting developments to our communications activity across a range of platforms, including this website, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, and more. We have two different roles […]