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Announcement

Information Literacy Group vacancy: Public Libraries Representative

The CILIP Information Literacy Group have an exciting opening to join our team. We are recruiting for a Public Libraries representative to share their professional knowledge of their sector. We are looking for applicants with experience of supporting the diverse information literacy needs of public library users. Knowledge of information literacy initiatives in the public …

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Icepops (International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars)

Icepops returns!

The Information Literacy Group are delighted to announce the International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars (Icepops) is back. Devised by Chris Morrison and Jane Secker the event is run in conjunction with the ALT Copyright and Online Learning Special Interest Group (CoOL SIG). The event is scheduled to be held on …

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Media Literacy

Booking open for Storytelling for Social Media – How to create engaging health information

This free online event, taking place on Friday 10 June, 10:30 – 12:30, is promoted by CILIP Information Literacy Group and will be lead by Professor Anna Feigenbaum. Creating social media posts that aim to build health or information literacy is challenging. It is one thing to get likes on a video of a cute …

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Schools

A wealth of knowledge? Debt collectors, prison sentences and the implications for how we conceptualise, teach for, and assess information literacy

This guest post has been written by Alison Hicks, JIL’s Editor in Chief. It was the title of the financial literacy piece that got me- “What can rich kids do that poor kids can’t?” The idea that wealth and poverty might have an impact on what people are able to do is such a simple …

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LILAC returns!

Eva Garcia Grau, an Information Consultant at Royal Holloway, University of London, has contributed this post about day one of LILAC 2022. LILAC 2022 is here! It is particularly exciting for me as it is the first time I attend the LILAC conference, but there is general buzz of excitement, tempered by some understandable anxiety …

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Media Literacy

Ukraine: information resilience, information resistance

Stéphane Goldstein from the Information Literacy Group has written this post on media and information literacy in Ukraine. A few days ago, CILIP issued a statement of solidarity with librarians, archivists and information professionals in Ukraine[1], signed (at time of writing) by nearly 700 of their peers in the UK and beyond. The statement declares …

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Schools

New impartiality guidance for schools: a need for media and information literacy?

This post is from Sarah Pavey, one of the Information Literacy Group’s School representatives. On 17th February 2022, the UK Government issued new guidance to state sector schools and academies for the teaching of sensitive and controversial topics in the classroom and in extra-curricular events (DfE, 2022). The guidance contains no further legal obligations than …

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Why do we associate information literacy with fake news?

In this guest post, JIL’s Editor in Chief, Alison Hicks asks “Why do we associate information literacy with fake news?”. I mean I obviously know why, in principle. ‘Fake news’, alternative facts, misinformation, disinformation or whatever you want to call it is associated with bias, trust, reliability, credibility and authority, all of which are hallmarks …

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Announcement

Nominations for LILAC’s Information Literacy Award are now open

This post is from the LILAC Committee’s External Relationships Manager, Heather Lincoln, As we start 2022 it’s the perfect time to launch the Information Literacy Award ahead of the LILAC Conference in Manchester this April. The call for nominations for the award is now open! As you may know, in 2021 we held an online …

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