Dr Konstantina (Dina) Martzoukou and Katrina Woods of Robert Gordon University would like to invite you to ‘Mindsets: Information, Digital & Media Literacy’, an open network that is available via OneHE. To join the ‘Mindsets’ network please visit: http://eepurl.com/ge1caT ‘Mindsets’ is an open online network, which aims to engage educators, students, librarians, learning/ teaching support professionals and policy-makers in critical discussions and […]



Dr Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has kindly provided an excellent report on a recent Bournemouth University workshop in relation to fake news and critical thinking. On Saturday 16th March several members of the Information Literacy Group committee attended a workshop at the Olympic Park in London organised by Bournemouth University’s Centre for Excellence in Media Partnership (CEMP). The reason […]



Registration is now open for Empowering Yourself in a Post-Truth World, a new Open edX MOOC developed by colleagues from SUNY Albany and SUNY Empire State College who work together as part of the Metaliteracy Learning Collaborative. This six-week Open edX MOOC starts on March 18, 2019, The course examines how to address post-truth challenges through the lens of metaliteracy while […]



This summary, written by Lindsay McKrell, Team Leader for Libraries and Archives, Stirling Council, and Angela Short, Digital Inclusion Officer, describes a recently completed research project, funded by the CILIP ILG bursary scheme, with additional financial support from the Scottish Government. Public library digital participation programmes – the impact on employability Work IT is a flexible programme of digital support for employability […]



The Journal of Information Literacy is looking for reviewers for the following books: Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners Literacy Engagement through Peritextual Analysis– This would probably best suit reviewers working with teenagers Book reviews are usually 750-1,000 words long and the submission deadline will be Wednesday 17th April 2019. If you would like to volunteer, please send a one […]



Stéphane Goldstein, Advocacy and Outreach Officer for the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG), has kindly provided a report on the recent Ofcom Children’s Media Literacy event following the publication of Ofcom’s annual Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes report. Every year, Ofcom organises an event to present the findings of its annual round of research and analysis on young people’s use […]

LILAC conference


The LILAC Committee currently have 3 exciting opportunities to join our conference organising team. We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to recruit into the following roles: ·         Project Manager ·         Finance & Bookings Manager ·         External Relationships Manager For a full description and person specification for each role, please see our website. Applicants should be based in the […]

LILAC conference


Nigel Morgan (Cardiff University) and Emily Shields (Manchester Metropolitan University) are retiring from the LILAC committee after the 2019  event. Together they have notched up an impressive 19 years of LILAC service. As they sail-off into a lilac-hued sunset, we asked them to reflect on their LILAC experiences.  How did you get involved with LILAC? Emily: I was first involved […]



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 […]