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


The 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.   Devised by Chris Morrison and Jane Secker (the UK Copyright Literacy team) and run in conjunction with the CILIP Information Literacy Group, the day will include keynote speakers, a world café, lightning […]

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


Bookings are now open for Icepops 2020 which is taking place at the Park Inn Hotel in Cardiff from 6-8thJuly. Icepops is the International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars. Further details are available here Keynotes include: Dr Emily Hudson (Kings College London) and a joint keynote Dr Andrea Wallace (Exeter Law school) and Douglas McCarthy (Europeana). […]



Dr Alison Hicks, the newly-appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy and CILIP ILG Library & Information Schools Representative reports on the new bilateral agreement between CILIP and the African Library and Information Association (AfLIA) and an overview of IL research in Africa. The 30th January marked the signing of a new bilateral memorandum of agreement between CILIP and the […]

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Darryl Toerien, Head of Library at Oakham School, reports on the shortlisting of the FOSIL Group for the Strategic Education Initiative of the Year. On Friday 15 November the shortlist for the Tes Independent School Awards 2020 was announced, and I was delighted to discover that Oakham School had been shortlisted for the Strategic Education Initiative of the Year for setting […]



CILIP Information Literacy Group Chair Jane Secker reports on her talk with Advocacy & Outreach Officer Stéphane Goldstein at the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), event on “Critical thinking in an age of disinformation and fake news’. On 28th October, Stéphane Goldstein and I were invited to speak at an RSA regional event in Durham, […]

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Dr Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has kindly provided an update of her busy summer activities. I have not long returned from an exciting trip to Kyrgyzstan, after being invited to the EIFL General Assembly. EIFL (Electronic Information For Libraries) are a not-for-profit organisation who work with libraries to enable access to knowledge in developing and […]



In this guest post, Rebecca Jones, joint School Representative of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, blogs about teaching information literacy and how it relates to fake news As a School Librarian, one way that I have been able to enable pupils to think for themselves about the information they come into contact with is through providing Information Literacy skills sessions. […]



In this guest post, Sarah Pavey, joint School Representative of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, blogs about a new government initiative to teach school children about fake news and confirmation bias, and questions whether this is the right approach, where it fits in the curriculum, and who should teach it. Education Secretary Damien Hinds last week announced that “Teachers will […]



LOEX is pleased to announce LOEX 2019 Encore: live virtual “encore” sessions with a selection of breakouts from the LOEX 2019 Conference in Minneapolis, MN, which was held May 9-11. These live, 1-hour interactive sessions focused on library instruction & information literacy will be held in WebEx. The list of sessions (all start at 1PM Eastern): June 17 – Creativity and Wonderment: Applying Waldorf Education to Information Literacy Instruction June 18 – Into the Unknown Wilds: Fostering […]



The latest issue of Media and Communication has just published a special issue entitled: Critical Perspectives on Digital Literacies: Creating a Path Forward. Peer-reviewed, many of the articles refer to digital media and information literacy. All the articles are open access and free to download. Critical Perspectives on Digital Literacies: Creating a Path Forward (2019, Volume 7, Issue 2) Edited by […]