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The Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology (JASIST) recently published an “early view” article on “Using information science to enhance educational preventing violent extremism programs”. The open access article, written by Kevin Wong, Geoff Walton and Gavin Bailey, shows how information literacy can be used to improve programmes designed to help counter radicalisation and prevent violent extremism. The […]

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In our latest guest blog post, Alison Hicks, Assistant Professor at University College London and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy, explores the challenges surrounding privacy and surveillance in the classroom, and whether teaching librarians need to examine their own practices.    Teaching librarians have always been pretty good at warning others of the dangers of online engagement – […]

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Diane Scott, Library Resource Centre Co-ordinator at Hazlehead Academy in Aberdeen, introduces an online information literacy challenge for students that she created with the Google suite of tools. After completing my MSc in Library and Information Studies at RGU in Aberdeen in 2014, I worked part time in the healthcare sector at an NHS library for 18 months. I then […]

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In July 2020, the CILIP Information Literacy Group released a statement relating to the role of library and knowledge specialists in moving education and training online. Nick Poole, Chief Executive of CILIP, subsequently wrote to the Universities Minister, Michelle Donelan, to draw her attention to this statement and to invite further discussion, A response has now been received, and is published below. […]

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A statement in response to the Department for Education’s recently-published guidance on planning the relationship, sex and health school curriculum. As individuals with a strong interest in the promotion and advancement of information literacy (IL), we wish to express our disquiet at elements of the Department for Education’s recently-published guidance on planning the relationship, sex and health school curriculum. IL is the ability […]

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The call for presentations for LILAC 2021 is now open! LILAC: The Information Literacy Conference will be taking place from 7-9 April 2021 at Manchester Metropolitan University. We are planning for the conference to go ahead in its usual format but are closely monitoring the current COVID situation. We are exploring an online option should things change and we will […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group is delighted to support two exciting online events organised by information literacy researchers to celebrate Global Media and Information Literacy Week (October 24th-31st). Places are limited at each event, so we would encourage you to book your place now! Event 1: Information Literacy in the UK: Past and Future Date: Wednesday 28th October, 11am-12 noon (GMT). Location: […]

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2020


Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2020 will this year take place from October 24th-31st. As part of the event, the Republic of Korea will host a conference on the theme Resisting Disinfodemic: Media and Information Literacy for Everyone and by Everyone. Beyond the conference, UNESCO and The Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) are inviting libraries around […]

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The LILAC Committee are offering two exciting opportunities to join our conference organising team. We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to recruit into the roles of External Relationships Manager and Website & Brand Manager. For a full description and person specification for these roles, please see the following documents; External Relationships Manager specification Website & Brand Manager specification Applicants should be based […]

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We’ve recently been collating a series of case studies that outline different approaches taken to delivering information literacy teaching online, and are delighted to announce an accompanying TeachMeet event where you can both hear from several of the contributors and share your ideas with others.  Join the Information Literacy Group for a free online session where a range of practitioners will […]