Information Literacy Group


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 […]

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The Annual General Meeting of the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) will take place online on Monday, April 26th using Zoom. The group’s Annual Report for 2020/21 will be formally presented at the meeting. Date: Monday, April 26th Time: 12:00-13:00 (BST) Venue: Online Attendance at the AGM is free and is open to all ILG members. If you would like to […]

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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Meg Westbury as the new Managing Editor for the Journal of Information Literacy. Meg will be taking on the role from Michelle O’Connell, who successfully undertook the role for the last four years. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Michelle for her warmth, professionalism and contribution to the journal. Meg will begin to act as […]

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Health Information Week (5th-11th July 2021) is a multi-sector, week-long, health information campaign: it’s about raising the profile of health literacy; offering a platform for collaborative working between different partners; and reminding us all what good, reliable, health information looks like. 2020’s Health Information Week was not without its challenges (notably, a pandemic), but past participants have given us six […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) and the LILAC Conference are delighted to have been enlisted as Champions of an exciting new Project Information Literacy initiative, “The PIL Provocation Series”. Barbara Fister, the series’ Contributing Editor, has kindly contributed a guest blog post to explain more about the initiative and to introduce the premier essay in the series, “Lizard People […]

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Geoff Walton, Library & Information Schools Representative for the Information Literacy Group and Senior Lecturer in Information and Communications at Manchester Metropolitan University, provides an update on recent developments involving UK iSchools. Apprenticeship for Library, Information and Knowledge professionals Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Sheffield and UCL are involved in creating a Level 6/7 apprenticeship for Library, Information & Knowledge […]

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Alice Morrissey, newly-qualified librarian and recipient of the Information Literacy Group bursary to attend the CILIP Conference Reimagined 2020, has kindly provided a review of the event, which took place online for the first time. My name is Alice Morrissey and I’m a Library Assistant in Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology in Dublin, Ireland. I started in […]

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In our latest guest post, Pip J. Jones (@Pip_J_Jones) of Bangor University reviews the CONUL Teaching & Learning and Research Groups Seminar that took place in November 2020. Every Librarian a Teacher; Integrating Scholarly Communication & Info Literacy; Exploring the Potential for Collaboration Information overload! With a sprinkle of questionable credibility, intrinsic bias, unethical promotion, data falsification, and highly publicised proliferation […]

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The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is looking to appoint a new Managing Editor, as Michelle O’Connell is stepping down from the role after three successful years in post. The Managing Editor works closely with the Editor-in-Chief to ensure the continuing success of the journal by leading on the administration of the peer review process, co-ordinating publication schedules, and managing […]

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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 […]