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In this blog post, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Public Libraries Rep, Jacqueline Geekie, comments on conspiracy theories. She talks about how she attended a focus group run by Sense about Science and introduces some resources from this organisation that offer advice on how to talk with people about conspiracy theories.   We are living in a changing world where […]

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In this blog post, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Higher Education Rep, Kate Grigsby, reviews the Critical Approaches to Libraries 2021 Conference. This was an online conference held in May, organised by Michelle Bond and Darren Flynn. ________________ The CALC 2021 conference was overall a really carefully planned and engaging online event. It has become all too easy to get […]

Palace of Westminster


Anne-Lise Harding is the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s government libraries rep. She is the Academic Liaison Librarian in the Research Information Service in the House of Commons Library. In this post she talks about an event that the House of Commons Library and the Knowledge Exchange Unit ran for academic librarians this month, and also offers insight into the work […]

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Jacqueline Geekie is the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s rep for public libraries. She is also the Information Literacy and Learning Librarian for Aberdeenshire Libraries. In this blog post, she reflects on two events that she has attended online, each broadly focussing on young people and technology.   I recently attended two virtual events which were aimed at supporting children to […]



The Nordic conference, Creating Knowledge, is taking place on 3rd and 4th June 2021. This conference was originally meant to be in Tromsø last year but was postponed and is now going to be held online. The keynote speakers include the Information Literacy Group’s Chair, Jane Secker. Jane will be speaking about “Frames, models and definitions: rethinking information literacy for […]

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The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is recruiting peer reviewers for research articles submitted to the journal. JIL is a diamond/platinum open access journal dedicated to publishing research across many areas of information literacy, including higher education, schools, health care, employment and government. It publishes the work of academics and practitioners and, as such, relies on experts across many sectors to provide […]

Research


In this blog post, Pip Divall, Clinical Librarian Service Manager at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Health Sector rep, gathers together useful resources for tackling Covid-19 vaccine misinformation during the global pandemic.   The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines has been rapid during the first few months of 2021, since they first began being […]

Media Literacy


In this guest blog post, Gianfranco Polizzi, research fellow at the University of Birmingham, writes about digital and data literacy, focussing on children’s understanding of online privacy compared with experts and advocates and on what policymakers, schools and educators can do to educate children through formal education.   I recently gave a presentation on digital and data literacy at a […]

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We’re pleased to announce that our Health Sector webpages have been updated to include new and improved content, kindly provided by the Information Literacy Group’s Health Sector Representative, Pip Divall. Our website covers information literacy activity across a range of different sectors, authored by colleagues working in those fields. Browse all our information on different types of libraries here: Sectors Happy […]



The special LILAC issue (15/1) of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) has been published and is free to read and download at https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/. This issue includes the following articles and project reports: Editorial: JIL x LILAC by Alison Hicks https://doi.org/10.11645/15.1.2900 Critical discourse analysis as a reflection tool for information literacy instruction by Devina Dandar and Sajni Lacey https://doi.org/10.11645/15.1.2826 Librarians’ development as teachers […]