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Beneath the Algorithm: Examining AI’s Grasp of Information Literacy

By Sarah Pavey In today’s digital age, being information literate is more critical than ever. But can artificial intelligence (AI) language models be truly information literate themselves? That’s the question I explored by posing a series of questions to several leading AI chatbots: Claude, Pi, ChatGPT, Gemini, and Copilot. Their responses provide fascinating insights into […]

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Missing cardigan sleeves and half-finished zippers: Flipping the information evaluation script

In this article, Alison Hicks reflects on the growth of AI generated images and their implications in the world of authenticity and information literacy.  It’s taken me a long time to decide if I want to go here… but what the heck, let’s talk about the recent digitally enhanced royal photo. Rest assured that I

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‘Weathervanes of their Communities’ – The Sanderson Review, public libraries and information literacy futures

The long-awaited Sanderson Review of England’s public libraries was published in early 2024 and has sparked much debate and discussion around the central themes it uncovers as well as the responses it offers to these. The Review was commissioned last autumn by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and was independently conducted by

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The logo for the LILAC 2024 conference. The logo says 2024 Leeds but the number 0 is replaced with an image of an owl. A number of Leeds Beckett University’s constituent colleges at various times during their history featured the owl as their emblem, this included the City of Leeds Training College, the original occupants of Headingley Campus. Below 2024 Leeds it says LILAC: the information literacy conference. The logo is the colour lilac.

Why you should be planning your nomination for the Information Literacy Award

Nominations for the 2024 Information Literacy Award open in the new year. The award is open to all practitioners, researchers and academics working in the information literacy field in the UK, both individuals and teams, and recognises excellent practice. You can nominate colleagues or self-nominate, so why not start thinking about which person, team, project

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Transportation touchpoints: emerging challenges for everyday information literacy

Alison Hicks reflects on the challenges faced by information literacy when transport prevents crucial social and physical interactions. During my visit to the Outer Hebrides this summer, I travelled over one of the islands’ most recently constructed bridges to the small settlement of Scalpay. Built during the 2000s, the bridge was celebrated for replacing the

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The logo for the LILAC 2024 conference. The logo says 2024 Leeds but the number 0 is replaced with an image of an owl. A number of Leeds Beckett University’s constituent colleges at various times during their history featured the owl as their emblem, this included the City of Leeds Training College, the original occupants of Headingley Campus. Below 2024 Leeds it says LILAC: the information literacy conference. The logo is the colour lilac.

Why you should consider doing an open review at LILAC 2024

Hope Williard shares her insight and experience of Open Reviews at LILAC 2023 The LILAC 2024 call for presentations opens soon, so it’s an ideal time to start thinking about your submission. In this post, Hope Williard from Utrecht University shares her experience of doing an open review at LILAC 2023 and suggests why you

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