Teaching


Lesley English is the Faculty Librarian (Teaching and Learning) at Lancaster University. In this case study she shares her experience of delivering student MSc Dissertation Writing workshops online using MS Teams. Twitter: @LUni_lesley   What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? I have delivered MSc Dissertation writing workshops. These workshops are developed and delivered […]

News


The CILIP Information Literacy Group is working with BBC Bitesize to help with the teaching of fake news and misinformation. The Fact or Fake campaign contains resources for secondary school pupils on how they can spot fake news or misinformation when they are using their smartphones and mobile devices in the 24/7/365 information society. Finding information that is trustworthy and […]

News


Icepops 2020, the UK Copyright Literacy conference, due to be held on 7th July 2020 in Cardiff, has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the event has been rescheduled for 22nd June 2021, again in Cardiff, and all bookings remain valid. The keynote speakers have also been retained for the 2021 date. For further information, please Dr. Jane […]

Information Literacy Group


Dr. Jane Secker and Sarah Pavey, respective chair and schools representative of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, will be leading a training session for library and information staff on Approaches to Teaching Information Literacy in Practice on Friday 6th March 2020 in London, repeated in May in Sheffield. This half-day workshop is aimed at library and information staff at all levels and is particularly suitable […]

Coffee Meeting


A new information literacy report entitled Information literacy in the age of algorithms: Student experiences with news and information, and the need for change was published on 15th January 2020. This new report was supported by the Knight Foundation, Harvard Graduate School of Education, ER&L, a leading library conference in the USA, and the School of Library and Information Science at the University […]

News


The CILIP Information Literacy Group and LILAC conference committee are pleased to announce that the LILAC Student Awards are now open for applications. The winners of the LILAC 2020 bursaries have also been announced!   LILAC student awards – applications open! We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Rowena Macrae-Gibson Award, which enables two […]

News


CILIP recently launched its consultation designed to find out what’s important to people working in libraries, information and knowledge management sectors. They are running the consultation because they want to discover more about the challenges workers in these sectors face, and understand how CILIP can best support them. Both CILIP members and non-members are welcome to fill in the survey. All […]

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 […]