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Shining a Light in the Post-Truth Era Starting on 29th April, a series of free online 1 hour weekly seminars are running on Fake New and Misinformation. These are being hosted by LIR, a user group within Ireland’s HEAnet libraries. You can find out more information and book your place on the LIR Group’s website.

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Reposted from the LIS-Information Literacy list post by Anne-Lise Harding. Parliament for Academic Librarians – support researcher engagement with Parliament – 20th May 2021, 10:00 – 11:00am The Knowledge Exchange Unit (KEU) in UK Parliament runs training sessions for different research audiences to support connections and collaboration between Parliament and the research community. On 20th May, the KEU will run […]

Palace of Westminster

In this guest blog post, Anne-Lise Harding shares some of the practitioner research she has carried out during her first year working in the House of Commons library with Select Committees, and the specificities of their Information Literacy needs. Anne-Lise is Senior Liaison Librarian at the House of Commons and the Government Libraries Sector Representative for the Information Literacy Group. […]

Re-posted from the Journal of Information Literacy. Original post was dated 28 March 2021. It has now been over a year since the world first started dealing with the immense challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic. During this time, information literacy has helped communities to deal with disruption to everyday, workplace, health, and education contexts, including the shift to online […]

In this blog post, Greg Walters, who is the Communications Officer of the newly formed Copyright and Online Learning Special Interest Group (CoOL SIG), discusses the group’s background and how to become part of this growing community of practice. Background of Special Interest Group The Copyright and Online Learning Special Interest Group (CoOL SIG) was formed in November 2020 and […]


This post has been written by the Information Literacy Group’s Chair, Jane Secker. Many of us have struggled to read academic books and longer pieces of writing during the pandemic. But how are students currently studying for at university fairing when it comes to academic reading? Academic texts, perhaps never the most accessible at the best of times are really […]

This post has been written by Liz White, the Further Education Sector Representative for the ILG. I have very little interest in, or knowledge of, football. I would find it tough to list as many current Premier League players as I have fingers, and perhaps only a few more retired footballers. Despite this, I know a fair bit (as I […]

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This post has been written for us by Alison Hicks, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy. [Warning- focuses on questions of grief and bereavement linked to COVID] Everyday life forms an important topic within information literacy research. The CILIP definition positions everyday life as one of the key contexts in which information literacy plays a key role and we […]


Laura Woods is a Subject Librarian at the University of Huddersfield. What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? In the autumn term of 2020, we ran a series of online drop-ins for students, using Microsoft Teams. We ran one per month, each on a specific theme: October – “Meet Your Librarian”: introductory Q&A […]

LILAC will be back in April 2022 Given the on-going uncertainty surrounding large scale events in the coming months, and to ensure the safety of LILAC attendees, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone our face-to-face conference until 2022. We are very conscious of the fact that offering an equivalent conference online isn’t possible, due to the length of […]