Announcement


JCS Online Resources has issued a call for lightning talk proposals for its forthcoming conference on “Digital Literacy in Schools: Building Capabilities”, which will take place in Birmingham on November 29th-30th, 2019. The organisation welcomes submissions from representatives from any sector or organisation with knowledge, expertise, advice, guidance on any aspect of the theme. The Lightning Talk sessions will last […]

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The CILIP Conference (3-4 July 2019, Manchester) is one of the largest and most eagerly anticipated events in the library and information sector, and the CILIP Information Literacy Group is able to offer one full delegate place with one night’s accommodation as a bursary place. The CILIP Conference brings together around 500 professionals from across the sector to share experiences, […]

Media Literacy


A new Irish public awareness campaign has been launched to coincide with European Media Literacy Week (18-22 March 2019), to help people identify sources of information that may be unreliable, as well as deliberately false or misleading information. The campaign will call on people of all ages to Be Media Smart and Stop, Think, and Check that information they see, […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group currently has a number of vacancies on its Website Editorial Team, and is recruiting now! We are looking for three dynamic and committed individuals to join our team and help us make further exciting developments to this website. We would welcome applicants from all sectors, including new professionals and students who have a particular interest in promoting information literacy. […]

Media Literacy


The Council of Europe is currently conducting a survey that is looking for examples of activities and projects that promote media and information literacy (MIL) skills linked to quality journalism. Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, are encouraging those of you who know of, or are responsible for, such projects to respond to the survey if you can, as the output […]

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The winners of bursary places at LILAC: the Information Literacy Conference in Nottingham in April 2019 have been announced. To have a truly engaging conference, the CILIP Information Literacy Group and the conference organising committee believe we need delegates who bring a variety of perspectives and backgrounds. We therefore offer conference places to applicants in certain under-represented sectors and communities. Bursaries […]

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Looking for an opportunity to become more involved with supporting information literacy? We’re recruiting to our committee! The CILIP Information Literacy Group have an exciting opportunity to join our team, in the role of Treasurer. We are looking for a dynamic and innovative individual to join our enthusiastic group, helping us to develop and build upon our successful work and […]

Event


Jacqueline Geekie, Public Library Representative for the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG), has kindly provided a report on the recent event on “Digital competencies for digital citizenship: an emerging agenda for students, academics and libraries in partnership”, which took place on October 31st in Aberdeen as part of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week. Additional reports on the ILG’s other […]



Bookings are now being taken for the latest CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) event, Information Literacy Teaching for New(er) Professionals, which will take place at the University of the West of England’s Frenchay campus in Bristol on Monday, March 4th, 2019. Particularly suited to new professionals or those new to teaching information literacy and associated skills, this day will introduce […]

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Kate Grigsby, Senior Library Skills Advisor at the University of Sheffield, introduces the Fake News Game that she and colleagues use as part of their induction offer for new students.  New first year students at the University of Sheffield were invited to play our fake news game as part of library induction and the response was incredible. So much so […]