IFLA have issued a call for papers for the World Library and Information Conference (WLIC) 2018 that is due to take place on 24th-30th August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Library Theory and Research and Information Literacy sections are jointly looking for papers on the theme of ‘Information Literacy: From Practice to Theory and Back Again’. The suggested themes for papers […]


Nominations for the Information Literacy Award 2018 and the Digital Award for IL 2018 have opened! This is an exciting opportunity to shout about some of the fantastic information literacy work that either yourself or colleague(s) have been doing. The Information Literacy Award is open to individual practitioners, researchers and academics alike, and awards outstanding practice in the field of […]


The first call for papers for ECIL 2018 is open! Due to take place at the University of Oulu, Finland from 24th-27th September 2018 the organisers of ECIL have issued a call for papers. The main theme of the conference this year is information literacy in everyday life, The organisers of ECIL are looking for a wide variety of submissions […]


A systematic review, published in September this year, has found compelling evidence that information literacy training is effective and well received across a range of delivery formats. Below, Dr. Alison Weightman of Cardiff University gives us a summary of the conclusions drawn from the systematic review, the full results of which were recently published in Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. Evidence […]


The UK Copyright Literacy team and CILIP Information Literacy group have launched a brand new copyright education conference! Icepops (International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars) will be run as a satellite event to the LILAC conference next year. The day will include keynote speakers, a world café, an opportunity to play copyright games including the Publishing […]

The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) Committee has two new vacancies, which offer a great opportunity to become more involved with the work of the Group, learn new skills, network, and help advocate for information literacy. All roles are voluntary and, if you’re not already a member of ILG, you would need to join in order to take up the post. Role 1: Health Sector Representative This […]


The Public and Mobile Libraries Group (PMLG) and Health Libraries Group (HLG) have joined forces to organise a workshop on ‘Health Literacy Skills and Partnership Working for Public and Health Libraries’. The provision of access to health information has become a key to public libraries. This event will provide practical advice and hands-on sessions aimed at supporting health and public librarians in finding and […]

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What is your role on the committee? I am one of the web editors of the IL website. The website editorial team is a sub-group of the CILIP Information Literacy Group. When did you join and why? Before I started at my current college we didn’t have any information literacy teaching so this is something that I’m keen to develop. […]

The Journal of Information Literacy turned 10 this week! To celebrate this the editors of JIL have put together a special anniversary issue of the journal with contributions from some of the leading scholars in the field of information literacy, including JIL’s first editor, Sheila Webber. These articles reflect on the development of information information literacy as a discipline and […]


Aston University Library will be running a free Teachmeet on the theme ‘Supporting online learners, what works? A discussion of innovative methods in providing distance learners with information literacy and library skills’. The Teachmeet will take place at Aston University Library on Wednesday 12th July from 1pm-4pm. This event is sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group. There are several […]