What is your role on the committee? I’m the Secretary of the ILG. When did you join and why? I was elected as Secretary in summer 2013. I’ve been interested in Information Literacy since starting my second professional post as a subject librarian (I was “weekend librarian” previously) and suddenly found the teaching of information skills a central part of […]



Guest post from JIL’s Editor, Jane Secker, on her recent attendance at the Library Instruction West conference. Reposted with permission from Jane’s blog http://janesecker.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/library-instruction-west-part-two/    I headed off for a few weeks to visit the Canadian Rockies in search of bears (four spotted), elk (20 plus spotted), lakes and mountains (too many to count but Lake Louise and Lake Maligne […]



This is the first of the CILIP Information Literacy Group‘s “meet the committee” posts.  First up is Nancy Graham. What is your role on the committee? I’m the Chair of the ILG. When did you join and why? I was elected as Chair in summer 2013 and the reason I put myself forward is that I’ve been interested in Information […]



Writing research proposals and publications – CILIP ILG & LIRG Venue: Charter Room East, CILIP HQ, 7 Ridgmount Street, London Date: Friday 12th September, 2014 10:00 – 16:30 Workshop outline: This one day event will introduce participants to research, writing a research proposal and writing the research up for publication once it is complete. Led by experts in the field, […]



By Richard Hopkins, Learning & Skills Librarian, University of Wolverhampton Our first Teachmeet was entitled ‘Information literacy skills and the new student. What is innovative information literacy and skills practice? And how best do we promote it?’ and was an attempt to encourage conversation on issues that were of interest to the Skills for Learning team at the University of […]



By Lisa Flint, Information Manager, University of Hertfordshire On Wednesday 25th June over 45 delegates including many Career and Information Professionals from academic institutions across the country were welcomed to the University of Hertfordshire (UH), De Havilland campus for an afternoon Library Teach Meet entitled ‘Information Literacy meets …Employability and Graduate Skills’. The event was sponsored by the Information Literacy […]



Back in May, the first European Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Forum was held in Paris, at the Headquarters of UNESCO. At this Forum, the Paris Declaration on MIL was adopted. Please visit UNESCO’s website for more information. Participants have until Thursday 10th July to comment on the Declaration. After this date, it will become official.



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 […]