CILIP Information Literacy definition 2018 brochure


In our latest guest blog post, Dora Sales, Senior Lecturer at Jaume I University, in Spain talks about translating the latest CILIP definition of information literacy into Spanish. I have been teaching the subject “Documentation applied to Translation” at university for sixteen years, always from the paradigm of information literacy (IL), and I feel it is more necessary than ever.[1] Undoubtedly, […]



The Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe – EPALE – will be launching a competition on 25 May 2019 on the theme of ‘Health, wellbeing and Adult Learning’ to promote how lifelong learning can have an impact on health and wellbeing. Learning can be formal, non-formal or informal. Entrants need to submit a blog to EPALE UK on the […]



Jacqueline Geekie, Public Library Representative for the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG), has kindly provided this report on privacy and public libraries. It is almost 5 years since I first became part of the ILG committee, which is a great group of people to be involved with, and has given me so many opportunities.  These have ranged from chairing conference […]



The CILIP Information Literacy Group currently has a number of vacancies on its Website Editorial Team, and is recruiting now! We are looking for three dynamic and committed individuals to join our team and help us make further exciting developments to this website. We would welcome applicants from all sectors, including new professionals and students who have a particular interest in promoting information literacy. […]



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 OneHE here. ‘Mindsets’ is an open online network, which aims to engage educators, students, librarians, learning/ teaching support professionals and policy-makers in critical discussions […]



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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]