The CILIP Information Literacy Group are pleased to present a double event to help kick start your CPD for 2015. Join us at the Library of Birmingham on Tuesday 10th February where we will be hosting the next CILIP Debate: ‘This house believes that the role of Librarian should be that of Teacher’ The debate will be chaired by Dr […]

Eleanor Johnston, Academic Skills Librarian at Staffordshire University, has written the following post about last month’s Teachmeet, which was sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group. On 25th November 2014, Staffordshire University hosted a Library Teachmeet in the Thompson Library, Stoke-on-Trent. This was the latest in a series of Teachmeets that have been running for just over one year. This […]

What is your role on the committee? I’m the editor of the group’s open access journal, the Journal of Information Literacy. When did you join and why? I’ve been a member of ILG since 2004 when the group was formed. I was originally the LILAC conference officer and ran LlLAC for the first 8 years with a lot of help from […]

What is your role I am the ILG Membership Secretary When did you join and why I joined in summer 2013.  I put myself forward as I wanted to keep my knowledge of information literacy up to date, and to be able to learn from a group of inspiring colleagues. I believe passionately in the importance of information literacy and […]

The ACRL’s proposed new Framework for IL for HE is now in its third draft. They have also been updating the FAQ page. You have until 12th December to submit comments on the latest draft via their online form.  

What is your role on the committee? I’m the Deputy Chair of the ILG. When did you join and why? I joined the ILG when it was first established as a sub-group of the Community Services Special Interest Group in 2004. My role at Cardiff University included information literacy development and so I was keen to get involved in the […]

Last month’s CILIP Update included a very interesting interview with Jane Secker on the challenges of developing and implementing Information Literacy strategies for the 21st century. CILIP have kindly given us permission to share this with you. Access via the link below. Helping students deal with the Wild West world of information (PDF) Jane Secker is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal […]

What is your role on Committee? I am the sector rep for Further Education. When did you join and why? I joined the committee in summer 2013. I have been interested in information literacy for many years, firstly as subject librarian and then as a service manager. I was already a member of the CoLRic committee when I became FE […]

The UK Digital Skills Taskforce launched its interim report ‘Digital Skills for Tomorrow’s World’ in July 2014. The following response has been written by Jane Secker, from the CILIP Information Literacy Group, and Stéphane Goldstein from InformAll. We welcome the publication of this report that highlights the need to equip people with the abilities to survive in the digital world. […]

The ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council) is running a series of seminars about Information Sharing in Policy and Practice: What needs to be shared (and not shared) when we share information? The first seminar, Information Sharing and the Integration of Health and Social Care, is taking place in Newcastle on 25th November.