Information Literacy Group

The CILIP Information Literacy Group currently has a number of vacancies on its revamped Communications Team, and is recruiting now! We are looking for three dynamic and committed individuals to join our team of volunteers and help us make further exciting developments to our communications activity across a range of platforms, including this website, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, and more. We have two different roles […]

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The Annual General Meeting of the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) will take place online on Monday, April 26th using Zoom. The group’s Annual Report for 2020/21 will be formally presented at the meeting. Date: Monday, April 26th Time: 12:00-13:00 (BST) Venue: Online Attendance at the AGM is free and is open to all ILG members. If you would like to […]


In this blog post, Pip Divall, Clinical Librarian Service Manager at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Health Sector rep, gathers together useful resources for tackling Covid-19 vaccine misinformation during the global pandemic.   The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines has been rapid during the first few months of 2021, since they first began being […]

This post has been written by the Information Literacy Group’s Chair, Jane Secker. In the last few months there has been a resurgence of interest from the academic community in open educational resources (OERs), which are teaching resources shared with an open licence. No doubt this is partly prompted by the pandemic as lecturers and teachers try to avoid spending […]

Rebecca Jones is Head of Library & Learning Enrichment at Malvern St James School and is Schools Representative for the Information Literacy group. Working within the online systems available in schools, be that Google Classroom or Teams, for example, has highlighted to me the importance of visibility and destination within these constructs. The systems are designed to create specific boxes for […]

This post has been written by the Information Literacy Group’s Chair, Jane Secker. Many of us have struggled to read academic books and longer pieces of writing during the pandemic. But how are students currently studying for at university fairing when it comes to academic reading? Academic texts, perhaps never the most accessible at the best of times are really […]

This post has been written by Liz White, the Further Education Sector Representative for the ILG. I have very little interest in, or knowledge of, football. I would find it tough to list as many current Premier League players as I have fingers, and perhaps only a few more retired footballers. Despite this, I know a fair bit (as I […]

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This post has been written for us by Alison Hicks, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy. [Warning- focuses on questions of grief and bereavement linked to COVID] Everyday life forms an important topic within information literacy research. The CILIP definition positions everyday life as one of the key contexts in which information literacy plays a key role and we […]

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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Meg Westbury as the new Managing Editor for the Journal of Information Literacy. Meg will be taking on the role from Michelle O’Connell, who successfully undertook the role for the last four years. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Michelle for her warmth, professionalism and contribution to the journal. Meg will begin to act as […]

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In this guest blog post, Gianfranco Polizzi, research fellow at the University of Birmingham, writes about digital and data literacy, focussing on children’s understanding of online privacy compared with experts and advocates and on what policymakers, schools and educators can do to educate children through formal education.   I recently gave a presentation on digital and data literacy at a […]