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The LD@3 20/21 Programme is looking for new presenters: LD@3 are looking for 20-30 minute presentations on all and any aspects of learning development. This could be an opportunity to tell the community about new innovations in your teaching or practice, to test out new ideas with a receptive audience or present part of your work that you may go […]

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CILIP Conference is a highlight in the annual calendar and is an important opportunity to connect with your networks, share your work and build for the future. For 2020, the event has been reshaped and reimagined to be delivered virtually. CILIP Conference – Reimagined will be a series of satellite events through-out autumn, culminating in a one-day event on 19 November with all of […]

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The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL), the peer-reviewed open access journal published by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, is looking to appoint two copy-editors. The role is voluntary but very rewarding, working with a friendly, enthusiastic team. “Copyediting for the Journal of Information Literacy offers the opportunity to use my copy editing skills while gaining experience working as part of […]

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Earlier this year, Full Fact, one of the UK’s leading fact-checking bodies, in association with international partners (Africa Check in South Africa and Chequeado in Argentina) published a short report showing that media and information literacy interventions can be very effective at fostering information discernment and helping people be better equipped in the face of disinformation. The report is based […]

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The latest issue of the IFLA journal is now available as open access. This special issue, Information literacy: From practice to research and back again, is guest edited by Gaby Haddow and Min Chou, and features an article, “Playful learning for information literacy development”, by Andrew Walsh (ILG Training Officer).

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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 […]

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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 […]