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David Bedford is an Academic Support Librarian at Universities at Medway, and is based at the Drill Hall Library. In this case study he reflects on his experiences of switching his usual teaching practice to synchronous and asynchronous modes of online delivery. What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? A lot of my regular […]

Information Literacy and Everyday Life


The COVID-19 pandemic continues to radically refine people’s information experiences. The study, Risk and Resilience in Redefined Information Environments, which is being carried out by Professor Annemaree Lloyd and Dr Alison Hicks at UCL’s Department of Information Science, investigates how information literacy practices and literacies of information help people to mitigate risk and develop resilience during a time of upheaval. […]

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Sarah Smyth is an Assistant Librarian at Ulster University, supporting staff, students and researchers across Ulster University Business School. In this case study she shares her experience of leading subject-based support sessions remotely, using a variety of media. What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? Since lockdown, I have been leading subject-based support sessions […]



Cambridge University Libraries are running an Information Literacy Day on June 25th and as they are doing this virtually would like to extend a warm welcome to colleagues from other institutions to join them for the morning sessions which will be run via Zoom. “We are delighted to have Ruth Carlyle and Jane Secker join us for the morning sessions […]

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In this guest post, Hossam Kassem from the Open University (OU) presents the first in a series of case studies compiled by Jane Secker and Sarah Pavey from the CILIP Information Literacy Group to illustrate how different institutions have shifted their information literacy teaching online as part of the response to the COIVD-19 pandemic.  What is your name?  Hossam Kassem […]



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 […]