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The ever-popular bursaries to the LILAC Conference are on offer once more. LILAC 2019 promises to be as exciting, innovative and collaborative as ever. The conference is brimming with new ideas, innovative teaching techniques, inspiring speakers and exciting social events. It promises to be an absorbing 3 days. We’re pleased to offer 5 free places for librarians working in the […]



This week is Global Media and Information Literacy Week! The annual Global MIL Week activities and the feature conference are important opportunities for stakeholders globally to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards the process of “MIL for all”. Global MIL Week also enables connections and sharing of creative projects, the latest research, new ideas, and information across countries and stakeholders […]

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The International Library and Information Group invites you to join them for their upcoming events. Informals Informals are not lectures; they are informal, but informative, early evening meetings with a short talk on a theme of international interest plus plenty of time for questions and networking. They are open to all and absolutely free, though we kindly request that you […]



The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has released a statement on fake news. The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is deeply concerned about the phenomenon of ‘fake news’, and in particular the policy responses that aim to address it. This statement contains recommendations to governments and libraries, and will be accompanied by a toolkit […]



Last month saw the launch of the Great School Libraries campaign – a three year campaign spearheaded by SLA, CILIP SLG and CILIP. The campaign has three aims: to secure school library funding to produce a national framework for school libraries recognition of school libraries within the Ofsted framework. Great School Libraries are excited to announce that they have sourced […]



In this guest blog post, Emilia Brzozowska-Szczecina reports on the CILIP Conference which took place on 4th/5th July in Brighton. Emilia attended the conference as the winner of the CILIP Information Literacy bursary. This year I had an amazing opportunity to attend the CILIP Conference thanks to the Information Literacy Group Bursary Award. This event took place on the 4th and […]

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The Journal of Information Literacy editorial board are seeking volunteers to write a review of the following book: Teaching Information Literacy and Writing Studies: Volume 1, First-Year Composition Courses edited by Grace Veach. The title explores leading approaches to foregrounding information literacy in first-year college writing courses, giving Librarians and writing professors the ability to collaborate with students to give them […]



In this guest post, Libby Tilley from the University of Cambridge outlines how her library colleagues are currently working in partnership across the library community to develop an Information Literacy Framework. It’s an exciting opportunity, both for libraries across an extremely devolved institutional structure, and for the wider University to explore how information literacy can impact teaching and learning. About […]

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I’m Jacqueline Geekie and I have been the Public Libraries Representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group since December 2014 when the opportunity arose approximately the same time as I won the Public Libraries bursary to attend LILAC.  I work in Aberdeenshire Libraries as the Information Literacy and Learning Librarian and have been in this post since April 2012.  I […]



Information literacy and academic study skills; an informal discussion of the crossover and benefits of collaboration. Wednesday 6th June 2018 1-4pm Teaching is increasingly a part of an academic librarian’s role and the crossover between information literacy and academic study skills can become blurred. The way in which this is organised in institutions differs greatly and one of the aims of […]