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One of the most popular sections of the Information Literacy website is the Definitions and Models area. Visitors to this page can find an overview of when, where and how you would apply Information Literacy to practice, and how it relates to other literacies and skills sets. Information, digital and media literacies are some of the many new literacies and skills […]

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This ‘Games in Teaching’ blog post and Twitter competition is brought to you by our guest contributors: Nicola Dennis – Business & Law Information Specialist at Aston University. I am a member of the Library Induction Group and teach students from undergraduate, through to research level.  We primarily use online voting software and games within our Induction sessions and 1st year […]

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The sixth annual Global Media and Information Literacy week gets underway today, running from Wednesday 25th October – Wednesday, 1 November.   UNESCO outlines the benefit of Media and information literacy: “[MIL] enhances the capacity of people to enjoy their fundamental human rights, in particular as expressed in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that ‘Everyone has the […]

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The sixth annual Global Media and Information Literacy week gets underway this week, from Wednesday 25th October – Wednesday, 1 November.   The Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) week is led by UNESCO in cooperation with Global Alliance on Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy, UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) University Network. The […]

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What is your role on the committee? I am the Health Sector Rep for the Information Literacy Group. When did you join and why? After attending LILAC for the first time in April 2017 (and following the conference via social media for some years previously), I felt I had found my people! When I heard that a representative from the […]

Jess Haigh, Subject Librarian for the University of Huddersfield’s School of Education and Professional Development, introduces TeachKits – packaged ideas and materials for academic skills and information literacy teaching – which she co-designed with fellow Huddersfield colleague and National Teaching Fellow, Andrew Walsh, and entered into LILAC 2017’s popular Lagadothon event.  The teaching packs for information literacy instruction idea came from […]


The CILIP Information Literacy Group is pleased to share details of their upcoming Research Day. It will be held on 5th June, 2017 at CILIP Headquarters, London. The Information Literacy Group offers funds totalling £20,000 for high quality research through an annual bursary scheme. There are two rounds of funding given out in July and December and the Group are seeking […]


UUK / Guild HE Copyright Summer Event The Information Literacy Group is sponsoring a one day workshop aimed at university copyright officers or specialists, hosted by Universities UK and GuildHE Copyright Working Group. The day will consider the relationship between licences offered to the HE sector and copyright exceptions. Chaired by Professor Ronan Deazley, from the School of Law at Queens University Belfast, […]

The deadline for receipt of entries for this year’s Information Literacy awards, the UK’s most prestigious awards in the field, has been extended to 5pm GMT on Thursday March 9th. The Information Literacy Award (sponsored by CILIP Information Literacy Group and the National Library of Wales) recognises an outstanding individual contribution to information literacy made by a practitioner or researcher.  […]

Tuesday 7th February will see #uklibchat‘s enthusiastic community of library and information professionals discuss all things ‘information literacy’. #uklibchat is a monthly discussion group that takes place on Twitter from 6.30 to 8.30pm (UK time), using the Twitter account @uklibchat and the hashtag. For the interested but apprehensive first-timer, lurkers are also welcome to #uklibchat! To promote the upcoming chat, […]