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Improving information literacy in an algorithmic world

In this guest blog post, Christian Headley and Jesper Solheim Johansen, from  Keenious, the automatic online researcher tool, considers how to improve information literacy in an algorithmic world.  We’re grateful that Keenious are one of the sponsors of the LILAC 2022 conference. If you are attending the conference this year, do visit their stand in our …

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How can we help our students read effectively in a digital-first world? 

In this guest blog post, Matt East, Education Lead at Talis, introduces a project investigating how we can help our students read effectively in a digital-first world.  We’re delighted that Talis are one of our sponsors for the LILAC 2022 conference. If you are attending the conference this year, do visit their stand in our …

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Digital Wellbeing in the Pandemic

Jacqueline Geekie is the Public Libraries Representative on the Information Literacy Group and is the Information Literacy and Learning Librarian for Live Life Aberdeenshire. As we approach the year mark in the pandemic, and many are still using technology every day for work, school, and in our personal lives, it is important to consider our …

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NHS Librarians’ responses to COVID-19

In this guest blog post, Pip Divall talks about the responses of NHS Librarians to COVID-19. Pip is the Clinical Librarian Service Manager at UHL NHS Trust and the Health Sector Rep for the Information Literacy Group. Like the rest of the world, health librarians and information professionals have been dealing with huge unknowns. The …

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New Issue of the Journal of Information Literacy

The latest issue of the Journal of Information Literacy, the international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has just been published. This issue delves into Information Literacy in the pandemic era with a guest editorial by Alison Wicks, and peer-reviewed articles on topics such as Information Literacy in public libraries and outreach …

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Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2020

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2020

The eighth annual global celebration of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place from 24 to 31 October 2020, under the theme “Resisting Disinfodemic: Media and Information Literacy for everyone and, by everyone”. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Global MIL Week 2020 feature events will be fully online. To get involved and …

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Webinar on Using Universal Design for Learning to Enhance Information Literacy Programs: Online and in the Library

IFLA Information Literacy and Library Services to People with Special Needs are hosting a joint webinar entitled ‘Using Universal Design for Learning to Enhance Information Literacy Programs: Online and in the Library’. To accommodate participants in different parts of the world, the webinar will be aired live twice in opposite time zones. Sponsored for school/teacher-librarians, academic, …

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Teaching

Case study: shifting your IL teaching online – Isobel Ramsden

Isobel Ramsden is a Senior School Librarian at Channing School What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? I’ve run two 45-minute information literacy sessions for eighty Year 11 students (in groups of twenty at a time) and one 45-minute information literacy session for eleven Year 12 Geography students. I was asked to …

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Case study: shifting your IL teaching online – Ian Clark

Ian Clark is a Librarian at the University of East London and supports the academic subject of Psychology. I’ve been an academic services librarian for Psychology at the University of East London for six years. As well as working with staff and students within the School, I oversee the library’s social media team, including our …

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