Knowledge for Healthcare have published a new blog post on the recent health literacy awareness training delivered, in partnership, by Health Education England. The post includes stories from library and knowledge services on their own experiences of delivering health literacy awareness training and the impact this has had both on them personally and on their services. If the stories inspire […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group is working with BBC Bitesize to help with the teaching of fake news and misinformation. The Fact or Fake campaign contains resources for secondary school pupils on how they can spot fake news or misinformation when they are using their smartphones and mobile devices in the 24/7/365 information society. Finding information that is trustworthy and […]

Brainstorming


Laura Woods is Subject Librarian for Computing & Engineering at the University of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK. The below is a case study Laura had intended to present at the LILAC conference this year, before it was unfortunately cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic..   In the autumn term of 2019, I decided to take a new approach to some […]

Teaching


Our Chair, Jane Secker, along with one of our school library reps, Sarah Pavey, are carrying out some research into the shift to online teaching that has taken place in UK education in relation to information literacy teaching. We would be very grateful if you could complete this short survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XRlZtoPKxqYLywCZhfJP_oOlQmLXRs4R0jAMx8bkAoA/edit We will write up the findings and share them […]

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CILIP: the library and information association has launched the COVID-19 Workforce Survey in order to understand how the disruption of COVID-19 and coronavirus is impacting the library, information and knowledge management workforce. The responses will be used both to improve CILIP’s support for the sector and to inform advocacy on behalf of the profession with Government and employers. All responses […]

Information Literacy Awards


We are delighted to announce the winners of the Information Literacy Awards for 2020! Due to the unavoidable cancellation of LILAC 2020, this year’s award results are being announced online. However, the winners of both awards will be invited to attend a formal presentation at LILAC 2021 in Manchester. Winner of the Information Literacy Award for 2020: Clare McCluskey-Dean, York St John […]

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Icepops 2020, the UK Copyright Literacy conference, due to be held on 7th July 2020 in Cardiff, has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the event has been rescheduled for 22nd June 2021, again in Cardiff, and all bookings remain valid. The keynote speakers have also been retained for the 2021 date. For further information, please Dr. Jane […]

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Like the rest of the world, the CILIP events team have been adapting to a new way of working, including adapting their planned events to different formats or revised dates, and adding new content such as online events. Originally due to take place in Sheffield, Approaches to Teaching Information Literacy in Practice will now be delivered via Zoom on Friday 1st May […]

IFLA


IFLA has produced a COVID-19 edition of their popular How To Spot Fake News infographic, with a stronger focus on some of the issues encountered around the pandemic – especially the need to check with other sources – and recognition of the fact that much news today spreads through conversations on social media. “With fighting misinformation around COVID-19 a key […]

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The Information Literacy Group are delighted to have commissioned this blog post on the importance of information literacy and its relationship to health literacy. Ruth Carlyle was one of the keynote speakers at LILAC 2019, which took place in April 2019 at the University of Nottingham, and is extremely well placed to write this post. A recording of her presentation is available […]