1974 was a momentous year in many ways: The Tour de France visited the UK for the first time. However, things did not go smoothly. The World Cup was held in West Germany, who won the title. Eurovision was held in Brighton and ABBA won with Waterloo. President Nixon resigned following the Watergate scandal. Paul Zurkowski coined the term “information […]



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 20th November 2013, Staffordshire University hosted a Library Teachmeet in the Thompson Library, Stoke-on-Trent. Teachmeets are an opportunity for staff to share innovations, experience and knowledge and there were 23 ‘presenters’ and ‘enthusiastic […]



Volume 7 Issue 2 of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is now available to view online! JIL is the journal of the CILIP Information Literacy group and it is a gold open access peer reviewed title. This issue has a number of papers from LILAC, several articles and a range of short reports, conference write-ups and book reviews. JIL […]



The following report is by Rebecca Mogg, Deputy Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group. The day was opened by Mandy Powell from CILIP Wales who gave an inspiring speech about the value of librarians’ support of information literacy and provided some background to the Welsh Information Literacy Project (WILP).  The CyMAL funded project has been running since 2010.  It […]



Reblogged from Lorna Fairie’s blog. A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending the CILIP Umbrella Conference held at Manchester University. It was an absolutely brilliant experience and I gained so much from attending, not only from hearing so many new and innovative ideas but also from meeting lots of interesting people. How I got my place The […]



Update from Siona Murray, Welsh Information Literacy Project Officer. This article is intended to provide an update on the Welsh Information Literacy Project (WILP)activities over the past year and highlight the objectives for 2013-2014. Phase IV of the project was awarded to the North Wales Library Partnership (NWLP) and Coleg Llandrillo Library in April 2014. The main aims and objectives […]



CLIC, Cardiff Libraries in Co-operation, held a summer ‘Teachmeet’ at Cardiff University on 11th July. It was held in the rather grand wood-panelled Glamorgan Building Committee Rooms. There were over 50 attendees from government, school, public libraries and HE and FE libraries which brought together a great mix of experience for discussion and networking. The afternoon began with a workshop […]



The CILIP Information Literacy Group is delighted to announce a sponsored place for the CILIP Umbrella Conference, (Hash tag: #UB13) taking place at Manchester University on 2-3 July 2013. CILIP is providing a bursary place for a CILIP IL Group member consisting of a complimentary place on both days of the conference, as well as one nights’ accommodation at George […]



Back in the summer, many CILIP Information Literacy Group committee members took part in the one day IL executive briefing.  All the presentations are available on the CILIP website.  The introduction by the CILIP ILG Chair, Debbi Boden-Angell, can be accessed directly via CILIP IL Briefing.



Facilitating and supporting Information Literacy (IL) activities and training for Public Library staff and users is one of the main themes for the Welsh Information Literacy Project (WILP) in Phase III. You can find out more about the previous project Phases here, including the development of an IL Framework for Wales and accredited training units with Agored Cymru. If you […]