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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 […]

Coffee Meeting


What is your role on the committee? I am the Health Sector Rep for the Information Literacy Group. When did you join and why? After attending LILAC for the first time in April 2017 (and following the conference via social media for some years previously), I felt I had found my people! When I heard that a representative from the […]

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Jess Haigh, Subject Librarian for the University of Huddersfield’s School of Education and Professional Development, introduces TeachKits – packaged ideas and materials for academic skills and information literacy teaching – which she co-designed with fellow Huddersfield colleague and National Teaching Fellow, Andrew Walsh, and entered into LILAC 2017’s popular Lagadothon event.  The teaching packs for information literacy instruction idea came from […]



A volunteer team from the Western Regional Section of the Library Association of Ireland is running a 23 Things online course for information professionals. You can register to take part now and Thing 1 (creating a blog) starts on 9th September. Topics covered in later weeks include your professional brand, reflective practice and personal data management.



  To celebrate the launch of our new-look website, we are offering you the chance to win a £30 voucher for an online store of your choice. It’s simple to enter the prize draw – just tweet a link to your favourite section of our refreshed website and say why you like it, using the hashtag #ILWebsiteRefresh between 1st – 30th September […]



Welcome to the new-look Information Literacy website! We’ve been working hard over the last few months to give the site a fresh look and feel, while continuing to expand the content. We’d love to hear what you think about the changes we’ve made! You can contact us directly with your feedback or suggestions about the site. To celebrate the launch […]



Aston Teachmeet on ‘Supporting online learners, what works? A discussion of innovative methods in providing distance learners with information literacy and library skills’ Joe Carey, Enquiries Assistant at Aston University Library, has kindly provided a report on their recent Library Teachmeet event, sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group. Our recent Teachmeet came at an exciting time for Aston, as […]



The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) Committee currrently has two vacancies, which offer a great opportunity to become more involved with the work of the Group, learn new skills, network, and help advocate for information literacy. Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, August 11th, 2017. All roles are voluntary and, if you’re not already a member of ILG, you would need to […]



A short summary by Sharon Wagg, PhD researcher at Loughborough University, of highlights from the i3 Conference, which was held at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in June 2017. I was invited to represent Loughborough University at the Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2017 conference, which took place at Robert Gordon University on June 27–30, 2017. This is a biennial conference with a […]