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Abi Ward, Subject Support Librarian at UWE and the ILG’s Member Relationship Officer, reports on an event run by Stewart Hilland, Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, which took place on 15th November 2018. This event brought together librarians and learning developers from around the country for an afternoon of interactive learning. Chatting informally to people was fascinating as we seemed to come […]



Stéphane Goldstein, Advocacy and Outreach Officer for the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG), has kindly provided a report on the recent event on Emerging directions for IL research, which took place on October 29th in London as part of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week.         Global MIL Week was marked in London with a seminar at UCL on 29 […]



Pip Divall is Clinical Librarian Service Manager at University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust, and the Health representative for the Information Literacy Group. Hannah Beckitt is the Patient Information Librarian at UHL NHS Trust, a relatively new role which we have established in order to allow patients better access to information about their health, and their interactions with the […]

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What is your role on the committee? I am the Information Literacy Group’s Deputy Chair and the LILAC conference Co-Chair When did you join and why? I have been on the LILAC committee since 2007 when the University I worked for hosted the conference, I have only just become the Deputy Chair for the IL Group. Information Literacy has always […]



The new issue of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is now available. Along with the peer reviewed articles, project reports, conference updates and book reviews, you’ll find the revised CILIP definition of ‘Information Literacy’ with an explanation from Jane Secker as to why and how the Information Literacy Group worked on the revision. Access the whole issue on the JIL […]

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“Alternative facts, Fake News, getting to the truth with Information Literacy” is the title of this year’s Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference, which is taking place in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina from 21st – 22nd June. The key topics are: Information Literacy in the modern world Librarians as support to the lifelong learning process Media and Information Literacy – theoretical approaches […]

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This June, the 9th Creating Knowledge conference, Beyond Information Literacy: Navigating an Ever-Evolving Library Landscape, will be held in Vingsted, Denmark. The key theme running throughout the conference will be best practice, and the organisers are inviting papers that fall into one or more of the following topics: New Skills New Technologies New ways to interact with and engage our patrons […]

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The following post has been reposted with permission from Charlie Inskip’s Research Blog We were very happy to greet around 75 enthusiastic librarians and careers professionals from around the country to UCL on Friday 2nd Feb last week to the “On The Move: transitioning information skills into the workplace” event. We heard great talks by Marc Forster, Megan Wiley, Laura […]

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Information literacy is a key life skill for students and graduates. Understanding the disconnect between Higher Education and the professional world will help university services when preparing students for the career path ahead. On The Move is a research project, funded by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, which aims to foster engagement between stakeholders (careers staff, librarians, academic staff, employers, job-hunters) and help […]

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For Wikipedia’s 17th birthday, John Lubbock (Communications Coordinator for Wikimedia UK) has kindly provided this post, which includes news about an exciting new initiative. Wikipedia turns 17 on January 15. As the 5th most visited website in the world is vitally important that we keep trying to make sure Wikipedia is as accurate as possible. Wikimedia UK is the independent […]