Research


Now we are a couple of months into the new Information Literacy website design, please take some time to check out some of our new content. The Researching section contains lots of useful information in relation to funding opportunities; research projects (funded through ILG); research opportunities in universities within the UK and Ireland that offer doctoral research degrees in information […]



An ILG funded research project, Facilitating Research amongst Radiographers through Information Literacy Workshops, has been completed and the resources created by Emily Hurt and Alison McLoughlin from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are now ready to share. The project came about as Emily and Alison wanted a way to move research engagement forward in the Trust with specific groups […]



Dr Charles Inskip (UCL Department of Information Studies, c.inskip@ucl.ac.uk) and Dr Sophia Donaldson (UCL Careers, sophia.donaldson@ucl.ac.uk) introduces what the Lagadothon did to help their ‘On The Move’ ILG-funded project. In her recent overview of workplace information literacy, Alison Head, leader of the influential Project Information Literacy, said there is “a significant learning gap between what information skills students are taught […]

Coffee Meeting


What is your role on the committee? I am currently the Member Relationship Officer on the Information Literacy Group Committee. When did you join and why? I joined in August 2017 to build on my interest in information literacy and information skills teaching across the LIS sector. Having recently returned to libraries after four years of being a mum and […]



This week sees the 2017 European Conference of Information Literacy (ECIL). Held in St Malo from today until Friday, this is the fifth year of the conference which has previously been held in Istanbul, Dubrovnik, Tallinn and Prague. A number of CILIP ILG committee members are attending this years’ conference including Jane Secker, Stephane Goldstein, Geoff Walton and Emma Coonan. Jane […]



Last month I was fortunate enough to win a travel bursary to attend the Connecting People, Connecting Ideas (CPCI) research symposium at Edinburgh Napier University. Organised by colleagues at the Centre of Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier, the symposium provided an opportunity for those with research interests in Information Science to come together and consider research priorities and future collaborations […]

Coffee Meeting


  What is your role on the committee? I am one of the newly appointed web editors of the IL website. The website editorial team is a sub-group of the CILIP Information Literacy Group. When did you join and why? I have just started a funded PhD at Loughborough University. My research area relates to information literacy and people’s information […]

News


A special issue of the Aslib Journal of Information Management* has just been published in honour of Emeritus Professor Mark Hepworth from Loughborough University, who died on 21 December 2016. The first paper in the journal “Mark Hepworth: in memoriam”, written by Thomas Jackson from the School of Business & Economics at Loughborough University, and Peter Willett from the Information School […]

Announcement


The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) is undertaking a light-touch review of the school support resource which it developed jointly with TeenTech early last year. ILG is looking for assistance in identifying half a dozen schools that would be the subject of the review. Would any schools like to take part? For information, the resource takes the form of ten […]