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 […]

Coffee Meeting


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 […]

Teen Tech Awards


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 […]



New, updated information about information literacy in the health sector is now live on the CILIP IL website. Dr. Marc Forster, Health Sector representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group, explains what information literacy means for health libraries. Marc explains the role of the information professional in supporting IL and there are examples of IL teaching resources for the health […]



Ernesto Priego, @ernestopriego on Twitter, recently blogged (29th March 2016) about the closure of public libraries currently happening in the UK and how he thinks librarians are needed now more than ever before. That blog post has been reposted on this site with permission. The original post can be found at: https://epriego.wordpress.com/2016/03/29/a-library-is-not-a-library-is-not-a-library/ . Jane Secker, chair of the CILIP Information Literacy […]



The CILIP  Information Literacy Group is delighted to announce that we have funded a number of new innovative and exciting research projects – see below. Also note that the next call for project bids ends on 1st July. Please visit this website for more information: http://www.cilip.org.uk/information-literacy-group/sponsorship-and-bursaries Announcing new research projects for 2016… Prof Hazel Hall (Edinburgh Napier University): Information Literacy […]



We are bidding farewell to Rebecca Mogg, who after more than a decade on the committee is stepping down as Deputy Chair of the Information Literacy Group. A founder member of the ILG, Becky has worked hard for the committee and for the promotion of information literacy over the years. We would like to thank Becky for all her work, […]



LILAC CONFERENCE WEBINAR 4: LILAC Reflections: What I learnt at LILAC Monday, 11th April 2016 Online, 14.00 – 15.00 GMT This year, the CILIP Information Literacy Group is running a series of webinars to support our annual conference, LILAC. The fourth in this series will be presented by Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, and Lisa Jeskins, Chair […]



The LILAC Conference 2016 took place at University College Dublin last week. At the conference the winners of various Information Literacy Awards were announced. The winners this year are: The Information Literacy Award recognises an outstanding UK or Ireland-based IL practitioner. This year the award was won by Yin Min Tun and the runner up was Elizabeth Hutchinson. For more […]