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The CILIP Information Literacy Group and LILAC committee are pleased to announce that we are offering 4 free LILAC 2018 conference places for librarians working in the following sectors in the UK: Schools Further Education Public Health (e.g. NHS – please note; librarians working in Higher Education who support health subjects are not eligible to apply) Your conference place includes 3 days’ attendance […]



The first call for papers for ECIL 2018 is open! Due to take place at the University of Oulu, Finland from 24th-27th September 2018 the organisers of ECIL have issued a call for papers. The main theme of the conference this year is information literacy in everyday life, The organisers of ECIL are looking for a wide variety of submissions […]



A systematic review, published in September this year, has found compelling evidence that information literacy training is effective and well received across a range of delivery formats. Below, Dr. Alison Weightman of Cardiff University gives us a summary of the conclusions drawn from the systematic review, the full results of which were recently published in Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. Evidence […]

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The UK Copyright Literacy team and CILIP Information Literacy group have launched a brand new copyright education conference! Icepops (International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars) will be run as a satellite event to the LILAC conference next year. The day will include keynote speakers, a world café, an opportunity to play copyright games including the Publishing […]



Have you submitted your LILAC abstract yet? This year LILAC 2018 will be taking place from 4th-6th April 2018 in Liverpool and will be hosted jointly by librarians at The University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University. LILAC welcomes proposals which address information literacy from all sectors and contexts. This year we have a brand new paper format – […]

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The Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) takes place at the University of Liverpool between 4th and 6th April 2018. 4 free conference places are being offered for librarians working in the following sectors: Schools Further Education Public Health (eg: NHS – please note; librarians working in Higher Education who support health subjects are not eligible to apply) Each conference place includes 3 […]

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To be in with a chance of winning some prosecco and chocolates tweet a picture of you using games in your teaching, using the hashtag #GlobalMILWeekGames. The last day for entry is tomorrow, 1st November 2017. Winners will be announced on Friday 3rd November. This is a great way to share your practice with others and of course win a little […]

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This ‘Games in Teaching’ blog post and Twitter competition is brought to you by our guest contributors: Nicola Dennis – Business & Law Information Specialist at Aston University. I am a member of the Library Induction Group and teach students from undergraduate, through to research level.  We primarily use online voting software and games within our Induction sessions and 1st year […]

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The sixth annual Global Media and Information Literacy week gets underway today, running from Wednesday 25th October – Wednesday, 1 November.   UNESCO outlines the benefit of Media and information literacy: “[MIL] enhances the capacity of people to enjoy their fundamental human rights, in particular as expressed in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that ‘Everyone has the […]

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The sixth annual Global Media and Information Literacy week gets underway this week, from Wednesday 25th October – Wednesday, 1 November.   The Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) week is led by UNESCO in cooperation with Global Alliance on Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy, UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) University Network. The […]