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The Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) is offering bursary places for the CILIP Conference 2017 through each of its Special Interest Groups. The CILIP Conference (5-6 July, Manchester) brings together library, knowledge and information professionals from across sectors, giving delegates an opportunity to share experiences, advice and best practice, develop skills and be a part of the discussion […]



The Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) conference is now open for registration! WILU is Canada’s annual information literacy conference. In 2017, it is being hosted at the University of Alberta in Edmonton between 23rd and 25th May 2017. The theme of the 46th conference is ‘Engage, Expand and Explore’: Engage: How do we engage with and beyond our communities? […]



The CILIP Conference will be held in Manchester on the 5th and 6th July 2017. The call for papers is open! The CILIP Conference attracts Library and Information Professionals from across the UK and overseas, from a wide range of sectors from Public to Health and Academic to Government. The Conference aims to inspire audiences, share knowledge, raise debate and […]



The Library and Information Research Journal has recently published a special issue on strategic and policy making issues in information literacy. Papers include topics on information literacy and dyslexia and information literacy and political participation. See the table of contents and links to to the full-text of papers at http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir 

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The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) and The Right Information, the Scottish Information Literacy Community of Practice, held a Digital and Information Literacy Symposium on Friday 18th November 2016 in Glasgow. The seminar examined the relevance of digital and information literacy in relation to health, education, housing, employability and welfare reform. Presentations from the day focused on: Information literacy […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group is delighted to welcome Kate Grigsby to the role of Marketing and Communications Officer on the IL Group Committee. Kate will be taking over the role from Emma Burnett who has been in this post since 2010. Kate will be having a handover from Emma in due course. The IL Group thanks Emma for all her […]



Another call for entries for the George Pitcher Award 2017, sponsored by Ingenta and the Copyright Licensing Agency. Full details are in the original post on this website, re-posted below. If any Higher Education staff have done anything which meets the criteria below, Ingenta and the CLA would really love to hear from you! Ingenta have launched a new award, […]

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What is your role on the committee? I am the Secretary of the Information Literacy Group committee. When did you join and why? I joined the committee in August 2015, as Membership Secretary. I was new to the academic libraries sector at the time, and was exploring ILG as a way of improving my knowledge of information literacy. When I […]

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What is your role on the committee? I am one of the web editors of the IL website. The website editorial group is a sub-group of the CILIP Information Literacy Group. When did you join and why? I joined the website sub-group at its inception in 2013. Getting involved in the website editorial team gave me the opportunity to work […]

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Rebecca Jones, CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Schools representative, reports below on judging entries for the TeenTech Award finals. The CILIP Information Literacy Group, in partnership with the TeenTech initiative, sponsors an award for 11-16 year olds that recognises excellence in research and information literacy. On Monday 20th June the finals of the TeenTech Awards took place at the Royal Society in […]