Research


Dr. Julian McDougall is the Head of the Centre for Media Practice (CEMP) at the University of Bournemouth. He runs a doctoral programme for teachers, edits a journal – Media Practice and Education, and convenes an international conference each year called the Media Education Summit. In this post he talks about fake news and disinformation, discussing a CEMP project addressing this […]

Research


In this guest post, Sarah Pavey, joint School Representative of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, blogs about teenage vocabulary levels and how in an increasingly digital world, these will need to be developed in order to be able to find and select relevant information. By 2025 the world’s data will have grown to 175 Zettabytes. One Zettabyte is the equivalent […]



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. As ever, it includes the latest in IL research including articles on the use of the Philosophy for Children method in library programming in ‘Shaking up story time’; research into ‘What academics really think about information literacy’ from […]



This year’s information literacy award winners were announced at this year’s LILAC gala dinner celebration in April at Colwick Hall, Nottingham. The big winners this year came from the Open University and Newcastle University! Information Literacy Award winner: Open University Library’s Live Engagement Team The winning team design and deliver live online teaching sessions to Open University staff and students. They have […]

Research


In this blog post, Stéphane Goldstein, Executive Director of InformAll and Advocacy and Outreach Officer of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, describes the TeenTech Awards day at Buckingham Palace, which he attended at the end of February 2019. Spending an afternoon at Buckingham Palace isn’t a usual part of my working life, but that’s where I found myself on an unseasonably warm […]

Event


The Icepops 2019 (International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars) draft programme is now available! Icepops 2019 will be held at the South Halls Venue, University of Edinburgh on Wednesday 26th June 2019. There are optional tours of  St Cecilia’s Hall, a Georgian Music Hall in Edinburgh, and the opportunity to attend the meeting of the international […]

News


In this guest blog post, Philip Russell, Convenor of the Library Association of Ireland Literacies Committee and member of Media Literacy Ireland, provides an overview of the Be Media Smart Campaign (18th March – 7th April 2019). The Library Association of Ireland was approached in December 2018 by Media Literacy Ireland (MLI), with a view to how the Association could partner […]



Each year the CILIP Information Literacy Group offers awards in Information Literacy : the Information Literacy Award and the Digital Award for Information Literacy. The former is open to all practitioners, researchers and academics working in any sector in the information literacy field within the United Kingdom. The winning individual or team will receive £500 for personal use and £500 for their nominated charity. The latter recognises […]

News


The Western Balkans Information and Media Literacy Conference (WBIMLC) 2019 will take place at the Hotel Opal, Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina on 20th and 21st June 2019. The call for papers is now open. Papers are being welcomed on the conference theme of Freedom, Accuracy and Truth. The closing date for submissions is 10th May 2019. The keynote speakers confirmed for […]

Coffee Meeting


What is your role on the committee? I am half of the Library & Information Schools Representative, job-sharing with Geoff Walton. When did you join and why? I joined the ILG when I was working as a teaching librarian in the United States because I was interested in the UK’s strong heritage of IL research and practice and wanted to […]