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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 pandemic era with a guest editorial by Alison Wicks, and peer-reviewed articles on topics such as Information Literacy in public libraries and outreach between universities and schools. The […]

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The Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology (JASIST) recently published an “early view” article on “Using information science to enhance educational preventing violent extremism programs”. The open access article, written by Kevin Wong, Geoff Walton and Gavin Bailey, shows how information literacy can be used to improve programmes designed to help counter radicalisation and prevent violent extremism. The […]

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In our latest guest blog post, Alison Hicks, Assistant Professor at University College London and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy, explores the challenges surrounding privacy and surveillance in the classroom, and whether teaching librarians need to examine their own practices.    Teaching librarians have always been pretty good at warning others of the dangers of online engagement – […]



In this blog post, Sarah Pavey, schools representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group, talks about the online EPALE 2020 conference she attended in October. This is a European conference and this year it focussed on the digital learning and  lifelong learning of adults. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, this conference like many others was held online using a […]



Kate Grigsby is a Liaison Librarian for the Arts and Humanities faculty at the University of Sheffield. She is also the Marketing and Communication Officer for the Information Literacy Group. Her role involves IL teaching, as well as supporting learning and research. She has previously worked in public, prison and further education libraries. Arts and Humanities Book Club(s) Although not […]

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CILIP has released a statement on Covid-19. This statement emphasises the importance of information literacy in combatting disinformation on Covid-19 and helping people make informed choices during this difficult time. There is a call to create a national public programme to support this: “We urge the Government to work with CILIP to bring forward a public programme of support for […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group was delighted to support two exciting online events organised by information literacy researchers to celebrate Global Media and Information Literacy Week (October 24th-31st). Recordings from these events are now available: A provocative discussion by members of FOIL (Forum on Information Literacy), to celebrate Global Media and Information Literacy Week. It will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and students who […]



There’s still time to submit a presentation proposal for LILAC 2021. LILAC 2021 will be taking place from 7-9 April 2021 at Manchester Metropolitan University. We are planning for the conference to go ahead in its usual format but are closely monitoring the current COVID situation. We are exploring an online option should things change and we will keep you informed. […]

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Jacqueline Geekie is the Public Libraries Representative on the Information Literacy Group and is the Information Literacy and Learning Librarian for Live Life Aberdeenshire. What do a pub landlord, a student and a librarian have in common?  No, this isn’t the start of a joke, they all attended the same workshop recently with Sense about Science.  A couple of months […]

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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 September 2020, so I am very new to the team! Moving back into Library work from […]