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Darryl Toerien is Head of Library at Oakham School in Rutland. He serves on the National Committee of CILIP’s School Libraries Group (SLG) and the Board of the School Library Association (SLA), and has recently also been elected to the Section Standing Committee for School Libraries of IFLA. He was shortlisted for the Information Literacy Award in 2019 and was […]



Dr Alison Hicks, Lecturer in Library and Information Science at UCL, has written a guest post highlighting some recent articles in the field of information literacy research and practice. One of the greatest privileges of moving into a university lecturer position, alongside working with fabulous students, has been the opportunity (and requirement!) to keep up to date with newly-published information literacy […]

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In our latest guest blog post, Dora Sales, Senior Lecturer at Jaume I University, in Spain talks about translating the latest CILIP definition of information literacy into Spanish. I have been teaching the subject “Documentation applied to Translation” at university for sixteen years, always from the paradigm of information literacy (IL), and I feel it is more necessary than ever.[1] Undoubtedly, […]



The Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe – EPALE – will be launching a competition on 25 May 2019 on the theme of ‘Health, wellbeing and Adult Learning’ to promote how lifelong learning can have an impact on health and wellbeing. Learning can be formal, non-formal or informal. Entrants need to submit a blog to EPALE UK on the […]



This year’s information literacy award winners were announced at this year’s LILAC gala dinner celebration in April at Colwick Hall, Nottingham. The big winners this year came from the Open University and Newcastle University! Information Literacy Award winner: Open University Library’s Live Engagement Team The winning team design and deliver live online teaching sessions to Open University staff and students. They have […]

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The final keynote of LILAC 2019 was by Allison Littlejohn, who has recently moved from the Open University to become Dean (Learning & Teaching) of the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow. Allison thinks of librarians as being a keystone species in Higher Education, meaning that without them Universities would be in serious trouble. Allison talked about MOOCs and […]

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  Thursday’s keynote was by Ruth Carlyle, Head of Library & Knowledge Services and Technology Enhanced Learning across the Midlands and the East of England. Ruth spoke about the vital importance of health literacy, which is where information literacy gets real as it’s about life choices. It’s essential to make sure that people have access to health information that can be […]

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As the first day of LILAC 2019 draws to an end, here’s a quick summary of the first keynote. The first keynote was by Sandeep Mahal, Director of UNESCO Nottingham City of Literature. Sandeep asked us to tweet a book we are currently reading or one that has had a profound influence on us (see #lilac19). She showed us the […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, April 25th at LILAC 2019 at the University of Nottingham. The group’s Annual Report for 2018/19 will be formally presented at the meeting. Date: Thursday 25th April 2019 Time: 12.45-13.15 Venue: Engineering and Science Learning Centre, Room B08, University of Nottingham Chair: Jane Secker Attendance at the AGM is free and open to all ILG […]

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In our latest guest post, Amy Haworth, Service Development Manager at the University Library, University of Sheffield, introduces a project exploring the transition of students entering university with qualifications other than A levels, which led to the development of a suite of pre-entry Information Literacy and Digital Literacy tutorials. This blog post was originally featured on the University of Sheffield […]