In this guest post blog, Geoff Walton, CILIP ILG committee member, writes about his latest research outcomes.   Mis-information especially in the form of fake-news or alternative facts is becoming ever more pervasive and problematic, to such an extent that the UK Parliament has its own Select Committee to investigate it and continues to receive evidence. To date, it is […]

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The ever-popular bursaries to the LILAC Conference are on offer once more. LILAC 2019 promises to be as exciting, innovative and collaborative as ever. The conference is brimming with new ideas, innovative teaching techniques, inspiring speakers and exciting social events. It promises to be an absorbing 3 days. We’re pleased to offer 5 free places for librarians working in the […]



This week is Global Media and Information Literacy Week! The annual Global MIL Week activities and the feature conference are important opportunities for stakeholders globally to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards the process of “MIL for all”. Global MIL Week also enables connections and sharing of creative projects, the latest research, new ideas, and information across countries and stakeholders […]

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Kate Grigsby, Senior Library Skills Advisor at the University of Sheffield, introduces the Fake News Game that she and colleagues use as part of their induction offer for new students.  New first year students at the University of Sheffield were invited to play our fake news game as part of library induction and the response was incredible. So much so […]

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Adam Edwards and Vanessa Hill of the Sheppard Library, Middlesex University, have kindly provided us with a guest post on the development of their teaching practice and the innovative approaches and resources they use when supporting the development of their students’ information literacy skills. Game On: Enhancing engagement, interaction and reflection in library workshops – Adam Edwards and Vanessa Hill (The […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group is delighted to announce that the call for presentations for LILAC 2019 is now open. LILAC: the Information Literacy Conference will take place from 24th to 26th April 2019 and will be hosted by the University of Nottingham. The LILAC committee and our local reps have been working hard to prepare what we are sure will […]



As part of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018, CILIP ILG is coordinating three events with Library and Information departments at three UK universities. With events taking place in London, Manchester and Aberdeen, join us for networking, lively discussions of the new CILIP Information Literacy definition and a range of talks, highlighting emerging directions for IL research and […]



Information literacy has been included in the Digital Competence Framework (DCF), as part of the Welsh Government’s new national curriculum for Wales. The DCF is the first element of the new curriculum for Wales to be made available and is to be implemented across all schools in Wales. The DCF has four strands of equal importance – Citizenship; Interacting and […]



It’s Libraries Week, and to celebrate the nation’s much-loved libraries, the focus this year will be on wellbeing. Libraries of all kinds – public libraries, schools, workplaces and universities – have amazing services that improve our wellbeing. Check out these useful Facts & figures on libraries and wellbeing. Libraries Week gives libraries from across the UK the opportunity to showcase […]

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The International Library and Information Group invites you to join them for their upcoming events. Informals Informals are not lectures; they are informal, but informative, early evening meetings with a short talk on a theme of international interest plus plenty of time for questions and networking. They are open to all and absolutely free, though we kindly request that you […]