The Library and Information Research journal has put out a call for papers for a special issue of this journal focussing on strategic and policy making issues in information literacy, both in the UK and worldwide. It is due for publication in September – October 2016.  Please see the further details below.   CALL FOR PAPERS – SPECIAL ISSUE, LIBRARY […]

Registration is now open  for the 44th annual WILU (Workshop for Instruction in Library Use) conference, taking place in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, from June 15-17, 2015. The theme of this year’s conference is Sea Change: Transforming Learning.  The conference organisers are inspired by the ideas of change, growth, and transformation, and of teaching’s role in helping to transform others. The theme also relates […]

Digital Literacy – librarians, staff and students – where are we now? Are we supporting our own and the digital literacy of users as technology and education moves forward apace?   In the morning, Charlie Inskip (Department of Information Studies, UCL) will give us  an overview on evolving digital literacy competencies, and Sally Patalong (Coventry University) will talk us through making […]

Sarah Mcnicol will be running a free, half day workshop, 1300-1600, at Manchester Metropolitan University, on critical literacy for school librarians. Critical literacy has been described as a ‘new basic’. It is a set of skills, dispositions and strategies intended to enable students “to challenge text and life as we know it” (McLaughlin & DeVoogd). This half day session will […]

Developing Digital Literacy Skills A webinar with Iain Baird, Academic Librarian at Teesside University Thursday, 20th November 2014, 5:00-6:00 pm Free! Places limited to 25 On 20th November, ARLG North-East is sponsoring a free webinar hosted by Iain, in which he will share his experiences of leading a change management project to develop CPD materials for academic staff to enhance […]

The Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) Program Committee is pleased to invite proposals to be considered at WILU 2015, June 15-17, to be held at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. The theme for WILU 2015 is Sea Change: Transforming Learning. We invite proposals that are inspired in various ways by the ideas of growth, change, and […]

Megan Wiley, University of Bristol, has produced on behalf of the SCONUL Strategy Group on User Experience and Success, some documents  new information in the form of a literature review, analysing the contribution of information literacy and libraries to the development of graduate employability skills. The full literature review is available on the SCONUL website at

Dr. Charles Inskip has collated both theoretical and practice-based literature from a variety of workplaces to provide an overview of the main issues around workplace information literacy. Read Dr. Inskip’s blog post and full literature review on the CILIP website at

Julie Sutherland, Chair of CILIP in Scotland East Branch, has written the following blog post about last month’s CILIPS Information Literacy event, held on 30th January 2014 at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh. These are her reflections on the event. Information Literacy: Part One: 30th January 2014 I was greatly inspired by this afternoon’s session on Information Literacy at the […]

Manchester Metropolitan University Library is holding a Library TeachMeet on Wednesday 22nd January 2014. It is free and they hope it will provide a great learning, sharing and networking opportunity for library staff from across the region (people from elsewhere are, of course, very welcome!). Further details and booking information are available at