Announcement


“Alternative facts, Fake News, getting to the truth with Information Literacy” is the title of this year’s Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference, which is taking place in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina from 21st – 22nd June. The key topics are: Information Literacy in the modern world Librarians as support to the lifelong learning process Media and Information Literacy – theoretical approaches […]

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This June, the 9th Creating Knowledge conference, Beyond Information Literacy: Navigating an Ever-Evolving Library Landscape, will be held in Vingsted, Denmark. The key theme running throughout the conference will be best practice, and the organisers are inviting papers that fall into one or more of the following topics: New Skills New Technologies New ways to interact with and engage our patrons […]

Event


The following post has been reposted with permission from Charlie Inskip’s Research Blog We were very happy to greet around 75 enthusiastic librarians and careers professionals from around the country to UCL on Friday 2nd Feb last week to the “On The Move: transitioning information skills into the workplace” event. We heard great talks by Marc Forster, Megan Wiley, Laura […]

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Information literacy is a key life skill for students and graduates. Understanding the disconnect between Higher Education and the professional world will help university services when preparing students for the career path ahead. On The Move is a research project, funded by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, which aims to foster engagement between stakeholders (careers staff, librarians, academic staff, employers, job-hunters) and help […]

News


For Wikipedia’s 17th birthday, John Lubbock (Communications Coordinator for Wikimedia UK) has kindly provided this post, which includes news about an exciting new initiative. Wikipedia turns 17 on January 15. As the 5th most visited website in the world is vitally important that we keep trying to make sure Wikipedia is as accurate as possible. Wikimedia UK is the independent […]

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A volunteer team from the Western Regional Section of the Library Association of Ireland is running a 23 Things online course for information professionals. You can register to take part now and Thing 1 (creating a blog) starts on 9th September. Topics covered in later weeks include your professional brand, reflective practice and personal data management.



  To celebrate the launch of our new-look website, we are offering you the chance to win a £30 voucher for an online store of your choice. It’s simple to enter the prize draw – just tweet a link to your favourite section of our refreshed website and say why you like it, using the hashtag #ILWebsiteRefresh between 1st – 30th September […]

Research


Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, reports on the UUK / GuildHE Copyright Working Group event, which took place on 20th June 2017. On 20th June the CILIP Information Literacy Group sponsored the Universities UK / GuildHE Copyright Working Group Summer Event at Woburn House in London. The event was mainly attended by copyright officers in higher education and discussions centred […]

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CILIP Information Literacy Group Chair, Jane Secker, together with LILAC Co-Chair Lisa Jeskins, and Chris Morrison are helping Learning On Screen (the new name for the British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC)) to carry out some research to better understand the needs of the education sector with regards to copyright and audiovisual material. The e-CHARM project is a 6 month […]

Announcement


The feature conference for this year’s Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place in Jamaica from 24th to 27th October. The theme is “Media and Information Literacy in Critical Times: Re-imagining Ways of Learning and Information Environments”. The call for papers is now open, with a submission deadline of 15th July. Global MIL Week takes place from 25th October to 1st […]