Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2020


The eighth annual global celebration of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place from 24 to 31 October 2020, under the theme “Resisting Disinfodemic: Media and Information Literacy for everyone and, by everyone”. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Global MIL Week 2020 feature events will be fully online. To get involved and find out about events going […]

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Eleanor Barker and Veronica Phillips work for the Medical Library at the University of Cambridge. In this case study they share their experience of translating their face-to-face critical appraisal teaching to an online learning environment.     Where are you both based and what are your roles? We both work for the Medical Library at the University of Cambridge. Our […]



We’re pleased to announce that there is new and improved content on our Public Libraries pages now available on our website here: Public Libraries The Information Literary website offers pages on a wide variety of libraries in different sectors, authored by those working across our varying profession. Browse all our information on different types of libraries here: Sectors Happy reading!

Brainstorming


Laura Woods is Subject Librarian for Computing & Engineering at the University of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK. The below is a case study Laura had intended to present at the LILAC conference this year, before it was unfortunately cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic..   In the autumn term of 2019, I decided to take a new approach to some […]

Teaching


Our Chair, Jane Secker, along with one of our school library reps, Sarah Pavey, are carrying out some research into the shift to online teaching that has taken place in UK education in relation to information literacy teaching. We would be very grateful if you could complete this short survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XRlZtoPKxqYLywCZhfJP_oOlQmLXRs4R0jAMx8bkAoA/edit We will write up the findings and share them […]

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


The International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars (Icepops) conference will be held on Tuesday 7th July 2020 at the Park Inn Hotel, Cardiff and is being supported by the Welsh Higher Education Libraries Forum (WHELF). Bookings are now open. If you are interested in presenting at Icepops, the call for speakers is open until Monday 24th February 2020. The conference is looking for […]

Research


Dora Sales is Senior Lecturer in the Information Studies area, Department of Translation and Communication, Jaume I University (Castellón, Spain). She holds a PhD in Translation Studies, with a dissertation on transcultural literatures and is a literary translator, specialised in the field of postcolonial literature. She has been the lead researcher of diverse projects on intercultural mediation resources, and has participated […]



IFLA, the European Open Education Librarians Network and SPARC EU are seeking to gain insights into Open Education (OE) practices within academic libraries in Europe, and invite European academic library communities to share their practices!   “The ultimate goal is to use what we learn to strengthen OE and Open Education Resources (OER) in higher education institutions and their libraries […]

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The latest issue of the Journal of Information Literacy, the international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has just been published. This is the biggest issue ever, with nine peer-reviewed articles and seven project reports covering topics ranging from Social Living Labs to the Funds of Knowledge first-generation students bring with them to the academic setting. This […]



The LILAC Committee are pleased to announce that bookings for LILAC 2020 in Manchester are now open! LILAC will be taking place at Manchester Metropolitan University, Monday 6th April to Wednesday 8th April. With inspirational keynote presentations and a packed programme of IL content, LILAC 2020 promises to be as innovative and thought provoking as ever. In order to book […]