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What is your role on the committee? I am one of the newly appointed Comms Team Members of the ILG website. The ILG Comms team is a sub-group of the CILIP Information Literacy Group. When did you join and why? I joined the team in May 2021. I’ve been working as a school librarian since 2014, and have seen a gap […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) and the LILAC Conference are delighted to have been enlisted as Champions of the Project Information Literacy initiative, “The PIL Provocation Series”. I’m delighted to share the latest essay, “The iSchool Equation” by Dr. Kirsten Hostetler, a Project Information Literacy (PIL) Research Analyst and an assistant professor at Central Oregon Community College in Bend, who recently completed her Ph.D. […]

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The LILAC Committee are very pleased to announce the nominations for the Leading Light FestivIL 2021 award, sponsored by the University of Sheffield Information School. Congratulations to all the nominees! We invite you to read about the amazing information literacy work from all the nominees and vote for who you want to receive the Leading Light Award. Full details of the […]

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Deadline for applications extended until Monday, July 5th, 2021 An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the CILIP Information Literacy Group committee as our new Training Officer. Applicants should have experience of committee work (not necessarily with CILIP). Please consult the Training Officer role description for more details on what is involved. Please note that this is a voluntary position, and there is […]



The latest issue of the Journal of Information Literacy, the international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has just been published. This issue delves into Information Literacy in the workplace, with a particular focus on the transition between academic and workplace settings The full contents of volume 15, issue 2 are listed below Editorial   Working it   by Alison […]



This blog post has been written by one of the Information Literacy Group’s School Representatives, Sarah Pavey. Secondary schools in England are naturally concerned about the levels of student literacy. One in five children left primary school in 2018 unable to read or write properly (DfE, 2019) and we now do not know what effect the COVID pandemic has had […]

Coffee Meeting


  What is your role on the committee? I’ve just taken on the role of Digital Platforms Editor for the Comms Team of the ILG. When did you join and why? I joined the ILG comms team in May 2021. I have recently developed a real interest in digital capabilities and improving digital skills for both myself and others. I […]

Icepops (International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars)


I Can’t Believe It’s Not Icepops! is a free online event taking place on Friday 25th June 2021 and registration is now open! This international copyright literacy event will be of interest to anyone with an interest in copyright at all levels of education. It has been co-organised by UK Copyright Literacy and the Information Literacy Group.

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Anne-Lise Harding is the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s government libraries rep. She is the Academic Liaison Librarian in the Research Information Service in the House of Commons Library. In this post she talks about an event that the House of Commons Library and the Knowledge Exchange Unit ran for academic librarians this month, and also offers insight into the work […]

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Liz White, Further Education Representative for the CILIP Information Literacy Group, considers the opportunities and challenges experienced in decolonising FE college libraries, including a possible role for information literacy in the process. As a member of the Academic Librarian team at the University of Derby, I have had the opportunity to reflect on this subject as it has, rightly so, […]