Bookings for the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference 2014 (LILAC) are now open. LILAC is organised by the CILIP Information Literacy Group and aimed at librarians and information professionals who teach information literacy skills, are interested in digital literacies and want to improve the information seeking and evaluation skills of all library users, whoever they may be. LILAC will take […]

Jorum, the established home of free open educational resources produced by the UK Further and Higher Education community, has launched its long-awaited Information and Digital Literacy Skills Collection. This follows the successful creation earlier this year of a collection for Research Data Management (RDM) resources, as a result of Jorum’s involvement in the Jisc-funded DaMSSI-ABC project. The new collection is […]

Several members of the CILIP Information Literacy Group Committee recently attended the European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) in Istanbul, Turkey. The conference’s main theme was Information Literacy, Media Literacy and Lifelong Learning, but a wide range of topics was covered during the four-day event. Nancy Graham (IL Group Committee Chair) and Jane Secker (JIL editor) gave a presentation on […]

The CILIP Information Literacy Group Committee is looking to recruit a Training Officer, to work alongside our current Training Officer. If you would like to be considered for the role,  which is in a voluntary capacity, please write a brief personal statement (no more than 500 words) indicating your ability to undertake the activities listed in the role description and how you […]

A report published yesterday highlights good practice examples designed to enhance the information literacy skills and know-how of postgraduate students and early career researchers in UK higher education. On behalf of the Research Information and Digital Literacies Coalition (RIDLs), the Research Information Network (RIN) and Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) have announced the results of this research, […]

The University of Birmingham and London School of Economics and Political Science are working with the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO on a short project funded by JISC and the Higher Education Academy under Phase 3 of their UK open educational resources (OER) programme. Project CoPILOT (Community of Practice for Information Literacy Online Teaching) seeks to promote internationally the […]

On 14th August 2012, the CILIP Information Literacy Group is sponsoring a free workshop (11am-3pm) at the University of Birmingham to discuss how the library community in UK can facilitate the sharing of information literacy resources as open educational resources. The workshop will involve producing a way forward for how we can work together to achieve this goal, but the […]

by Rebecca Mogg – Membership Officer I was offered the opportunity to attend this one day conference at Birmingham City University on 19 March and help out on the CSG Information Literacy Group stand during lunch and coffee. A great deal for me as I got to sit on most of the presentations at this day dedicated to IL. The […]

The CILIP CSG-Information Literacy group are delighted to be partnering with UNESCO to collaborate on a new project to highlight information literacy open educational resources in the UK. Jane Secker (LSE) and Nancy Graham (University of Birmingham) are representing the group. With this aim we are conducting a short survey of librarians to gather information about the OER collections you […]