Publicity for UN's Pause campaign

The United Nations will mark World Social Media Day 2020 on June 30th by launching a new campaign to tackle misinformation and fake news called “Pause – Take care before you share”. The campaign’s pre-publicity emphasises the topical importance of addressing this issue: “We are in a moment of global reckoning, from the pandemic sweeping across the globe to worldwide […]


Make an impact! Submit your Information Literary project proposal to the Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme. Are you looking to take your information literacy research further? Willing to make a concrete impact over a year in Parliament? Then this blog post might be for you. Following on from previous successful fellowships, the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST) is inviting […]

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The latest issue of the Journal of Information Literacy, the international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has just been published. The full contents of volume 14, issue 1 is listed below: Editorial Scaffolding change – Alison Hicks Peer reviewed articles Training the trainer to embed IL into curricula – Michael Flierl, Rachel Fundator, Jason Reed, Bethany McGowan, Chao […]

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CILIP: the library and information association has launched the COVID-19 Workforce Survey in order to understand how the disruption of COVID-19 and coronavirus is impacting the library, information and knowledge management workforce. The responses will be used both to improve CILIP’s support for the sector and to inform advocacy on behalf of the profession with Government and employers. All responses […]

Information Literacy Awards

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Information Literacy Awards for 2020! Due to the unavoidable cancellation of LILAC 2020, this year’s award results are being announced online. However, the winners of both awards will be invited to attend a formal presentation at LILAC 2021 in Manchester. Winner of the Information Literacy Award for 2020: Clare McCluskey-Dean, York St John […]

Health literacy

The Information Literacy Group are delighted to have commissioned this blog post on the importance of information literacy and its relationship to health literacy. Ruth Carlyle was one of the keynote speakers at LILAC 2019, which took place in April 2019 at the University of Nottingham, and is extremely well placed to write this post. A recording of her presentation is available […]

Connected World

The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) are keen to help share useful resources relating to information literacy in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak. With this in mind, Stéphane Goldstein, Advocacy and Outreach Officer for ILG, has compiled an initial list of resources that we have published on a dedicated page on this site. The list includes: relevant blog posts; sources […]

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A series of weekly webinars hosted by the Association of Learning Technology (ALT) started on Friday 20th March in response to queries, largely from those working in Higher Education, related to  copyright and online learning following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to online learning. The webinars, hosted by Jane Secker and Chris Morrison, are free to […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) Annual General Meeting will take place online on Monday, April 6th, 2020. The group’s Annual Report for 2019/20 will be formally presented at the meeting. Date: Monday, April 6th Time: 12:00-13:00 (BST) Venue: Online Chair: Jane Secker Attendance at the AGM is free and open to all ILG members. If you would like to join us for the online meeting, […]

Information Literacy Awards

The CILIP Information Literacy Group are delighted to announce the shortlisted nominees for this year’s Information Literacy Award and the Digital Award for Information Literacy. Information Literacy Award 2020 The Information Literacy Award recognises an outstanding UK-based practitioner or researcher. The nominees for 2020 are: Elizabeth Hutchinson (Independent Adviser and Trainer for School Libraries) Anita Saycell (Aberystwyth University) Clare McCluskey-Dean […]