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Jacqueline Geekie, the Public Libraries Representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group, recently asked question (by proxy) about information literacy and the pandemic in Parliament. I was recently invited to attend an Evidence Week Event by Sense about Science who brought together members of the public to ask questions of their MP in a virtual meeting.  This is a unique […]

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Thank you to Dr Julie Greenhough (@EPQGuru), Extended Project Qualification Coordinator at St Benedicts School in London, for this festive-themed post. I must begin with a confession; I have lied twice to year 7 since the academic year began. Lie number one I tell every September when we start library lessons in English. I tell the class that our School Librarian, […]

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Many thanks to the Information Literacy Group’s FE Rep, Liz White, for sharing this interesting podcast from VOCTeach, plus news about their FE Symposium. A heads up about the latest VOCTeach blog post. Do share with your FE colleagues! If you are unfamiliar with VOCTeach, this is an organisation that aims to bring Further Education and vocational education teams together to […]



Kate Grigsby is a Liaison Librarian for the Arts and Humanities faculty at the University of Sheffield. She is also the Marketing and Communication Officer for the Information Literacy Group. Her role involves IL teaching, as well as supporting learning and research. She has previously worked in public, prison and further education libraries. Arts and Humanities Book Club(s) Although not […]

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CILIP has released a statement on Covid-19. This statement emphasises the importance of information literacy in combatting disinformation on Covid-19 and helping people make informed choices during this difficult time. There is a call to create a national public programme to support this: “We urge the Government to work with CILIP to bring forward a public programme of support for […]

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The Information Literacy Group’s Health Sector Rep, Pip Divall, has written a guest post about Health Literacy Month. October is Health Literacy Month across the globe. The aim is to promote the importance of understandable health information for all, since its foundation in 1999. Understanding health information has become essential in the past few months as we all struggle to […]

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Ofcom’s Making Sense of Media Network is holding a virtual event on Friday 30 October, 10 – 11am, on “News: consumption, engagement, and misinformation”. This event takes place during UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy week. The Network will present key findings from their recent research on news consumption and attitudes, both more broadly and in the context of Covid-19-related misinformation. […]

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We are really pleased to announce that the Call for Presentations for LILAC 2021 will open on Monday, October 12th. The conference is set to take place 7-9 April 2021 at Manchester Metropolitan University. We know that there has been some amazing work taking place in the information literacy community in recent months, especially where online teaching has been concerned. […]

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Geoff Walton, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s LIS Representative, shares some news from recent events he has attended. I have been talking about the new definition of information literacy with colleagues in the NHS and NETIKX (Stephane Goldstein also spoke at this event). The latter group is a network of colleagues who are “drawn from professionals in information, human resources, information technology, […]

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Free Library TeachMeet: Employability and information/digital literacies Venue: Canterbury Christ Church University Date/Time: Tuesday 16th July 2019, 10:00-15:00 Keynote speaker: David White, Head of Digital Learning, University of the Arts London Do you currently embed employability within your teaching? Are you struggling with how you can incorporate employability themes in your sessions? If the answer is yes to either of the […]