Knowledge for Healthcare have published a new blog post on the recent health literacy awareness training delivered, in partnership, by Health Education England. The post includes stories from library and knowledge services on their own experiences of delivering health literacy awareness training and the impact this has had both on them personally and on their services. If the stories inspire […]

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Like the rest of the world, the CILIP events team have been adapting to a new way of working, including adapting their planned events to different formats or revised dates, and adding new content such as online events. Originally due to take place in Sheffield, Approaches to Teaching Information Literacy in Practice will now be delivered via Zoom on Friday 1st May […]

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IFLA has produced a COVID-19 edition of their popular How To Spot Fake News infographic, with a stronger focus on some of the issues encountered around the pandemic – especially the need to check with other sources – and recognition of the fact that much news today spreads through conversations on social media. “With fighting misinformation around COVID-19 a key […]

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Gianfranco Polizzi is a PhD researcher in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In addition, besides finishing his PhD, he is working as a Research Associate in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia, working on a project on digital resilience among pre-teens. That we […]

Media Literacy


Information Innovation @ UTS is a seminar series from the Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) group at University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Video and audio recordings from their recent event, Digital Literacy Reconsidered, are now available. To be ‘digitally literate’ is supposedly a good thing – but what does it actually mean? – What does it mean for us as both […]

Information Literacy Awards


The CILIP Information Literacy Group and LILAC conference committee are pleased to announce that the deadline for receipt of nominations for the Information Literacy Awards 2020 has been extended until Friday, 14th February, 2020 (17:00 GMT). These prestigious awards will be presented at the LILAC 2020 conference, which is being hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University on April 6th-8th. There are three exciting […]

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Nick Sheppard works across Research Support and Research Data services at the University of Leeds promoting open research to improve discoverability and transparency of research outputs including publications, data, software and code. In 2018 Nick was awarded a Data Management engagement award* to explore linking research data with the Wikimedia suite of tools. In this post Nick reports on the […]

Icepops (International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars)


Jane Secker and Chris Morrison are very pleased to announce that the call for contributions to Icepops 2020, which takes place in Cardiff on 7th July 2020, has now opened. This year’s keynotes are Dr Emily Hudson (Kings College London) who is an expert on application of copyright exceptions by educational and cultural heritage institutions, and a joint presentation from Dr Andrea […]

Global Media and Information Literacy Week


As part of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week (24 – 31 October 2019), the CILIP Information Literacy Group is coordinating three exciting free events with Library and Information departments at UK universities. With events taking place in London, Manchester and Aberdeen, join us for networking, lively discussions of the CILIP Information Literacy 2018 definition (pdf), and a range […]

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IL in the arctic Did you ever want to see the midnight sun? Do you enjoy a good IL conference experience? If so, you may be interested to know that UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø, in collaboration with NordINFOLIT (a Nordic IL forum), will host the tenth Creating Knowledge conference in Tromsø, Norway on June 4th-5th 2020.  The Creating […]