Beneath the Algorithm: Examining AI’s Grasp of Information Literacy

By Sarah Pavey In today’s digital age, being information literate is more critical than ever. But can artificial intelligence (AI) language models be truly information literate themselves? That’s the question I explored by posing a series of questions to several leading AI chatbots: Claude, Pi, ChatGPT, Gemini, and Copilot. Their responses provide fascinating insights into […]

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LILAC 2024 report

One of the LILAC bursary winners, Zoe Johnson, Subject Librarian from University of Huddersfield, shares her LILAC experience. I recently had a day at the information literacy (LILAC Conference) which was a great opportunity to catch up with old colleagues (Jess, Penny, Nic and Andrew). I attended two interesting talks from the current AHRC-RLUK Professional Practice Fellows, one

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Dr John Crawford – Obituary from CILIP Scotland and the Information Literacy Group

Picture (CILIP, 2018) shows John, Guy Daines and Sandra Ward CILIPS (CILIP Scotland) were saddened to learn of the passing of Dr John Crawford in February of this year. John was a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and a former CILIP Trustee. He worked in several library sectors including secondary

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Missing cardigan sleeves and half-finished zippers: Flipping the information evaluation script

In this article, Alison Hicks reflects on the growth of AI generated images and their implications in the world of authenticity and information literacy.  It’s taken me a long time to decide if I want to go here… but what the heck, let’s talk about the recent digitally enhanced royal photo. Rest assured that I

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‘Weathervanes of their Communities’ – The Sanderson Review, public libraries and information literacy futures

The long-awaited Sanderson Review of England’s public libraries was published in early 2024 and has sparked much debate and discussion around the central themes it uncovers as well as the responses it offers to these. The Review was commissioned last autumn by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and was independently conducted by

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Event report: Information Literacy and AI roundtable

On 20th March, the Information Literacy Group hosted an online roundtable discussion on information literacy and artificial intelligence (AI). Part of our commemoration of 50 years of information literacy in 2024, this event was a well-timed opportunity to reflect on AI as the latest, but certainly not the only, challenge to how we conceive of

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5 members of the new professionals sub-committee are smiling and wearing LILAC conference lanyards. They are stood in a building with glass walls directly in front of a poster board advertising Chatting Info Lit.

ILG New Professionals Committee vacancies

Are you a new professional or student who is interested in information literacy? Would you like to become more involved with the work of the Information Literacy Group and meet other new professionals? If so, please consider applying for the ILG New Professional Committee! The New Professionals Committee has been running since 2021, and has

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