The Icepops 2019 call for contributions is now open. The conference is taking place on 26th June 2019 at the University of Edinburgh and you have from now until the 4th February to come up with an idea for a presentation. Speakers on all aspects of copyright education from a variety of different perspectives are being sought. Last year’s Icepops […]

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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. As ever, it includes the latest in IL research, including an investigation of information literacy as a measurable construct, and a project report that describes a collaborative effort between librarians, staff, local journalists and students discussing ‘fake […]

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In this guest post blog, Rosie Jones, Deputy Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and Director of Library Services at the Open University, writes about her reflections on information literacy and senior leadership. I have been involved with the information literacy (IL) community for much of my professional career. I have always enjoyed the teaching element of librarianship and […]



In this guest post blog, Geoff Walton, CILIP ILG committee member, writes about his latest research outcomes.   Mis-information especially in the form of fake-news or alternative facts is becoming ever more pervasive and problematic, to such an extent that the UK Parliament has its own Select Committee to investigate it and continues to receive evidence. To date, it is […]



As part of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018, CILIP ILG is coordinating three events with Library and Information departments at three UK universities. With events taking place in London, Manchester and Aberdeen, join us for networking, lively discussions of the new CILIP Information Literacy definition and a range of talks, highlighting emerging directions for IL research and […]



Information literacy has been included in the Digital Competence Framework (DCF), as part of the Welsh Government’s new national curriculum for Wales. The DCF is the first element of the new curriculum for Wales to be made available and is to be implemented across all schools in Wales. The DCF has four strands of equal importance – Citizenship; Interacting and […]



It’s Libraries Week, and to celebrate the nation’s much-loved libraries, the focus this year will be on wellbeing. Libraries of all kinds – public libraries, schools, workplaces and universities – have amazing services that improve our wellbeing. Check out these useful Facts & figures on libraries and wellbeing. Libraries Week gives libraries from across the UK the opportunity to showcase […]

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Laura Woods is Secretary of the Information Literacy Group, and is Subject Librarian for Computing and Engineering at the University of Huddersfield. In this post, she discusses her recent experience of completing a PGCHE, and how this has benefited her role as a teacher-librarian. Introduction Over the past academic year, I have been studying towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher […]

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Dr Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City, University of London, comments on interesting developments at the recent World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Kuala Lumpur, At WLIC a statement on Copyright Education and Copyright Literacy was released by IFLA – the International Federation of Library Associations. This is exciting news as […]



In this guest post blog, Emma Coonan, CILIP ILG committee member and Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy, reflects on how changing her role has impacted on her IL research work. As an information literacy educator, I’m an enthusiastic supporter of the view that “learning should be everyone’s business in universities” (Hilsdon, 2011). However, having worked as an […]