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Danielle DeRise is a Lecturer in the School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. In this guest post, she considers how perceptions of bias can influence our engagement with information. For many semesters now, I’ve been engaging my university writing students in conversations about our increasingly digitalized lives. We’ve discussed an excerpt from […]

Announcement


The IFLA Information Literacy Section and the School Libraries Section invite interested professionals to submit proposals for papers to be presented at their co-sponsored open session on “Perspectives on the role of information literacy education in fostering a smooth transition throughout a learner’s formal education journey – from PK to 20 and beyond” during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress held in Dublin, […]

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


The Icepops conference will be held on Tuesday 7th July 2020 at the Park Inn Hotel, Cardiff and is being supported by the Welsh Higher Education Libraries Forum (WHELF). Bookings are now open.   Devised by Chris Morrison and Jane Secker (the UK Copyright Literacy team) and run in conjunction with the CILIP Information Literacy Group, the day will include keynote speakers, a world café, lightning […]

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Bookings are now being taken for a workshop in Sheffield on Friday, May 1 on Approaches to Teaching Information Literacy in Practice. Led by experienced trainers (and Information Literacy Group Committee Members) Dr. Jane Secker and Sarah Pavey, this half-day, interactive workshop will enable attendees to understand the terminology of information literacy, critical literacy and digital literacy, and how they […]

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


The International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars (Icepops) conference will be held on Tuesday 7th July 2020 at the Park Inn Hotel, Cardiff and is being supported by the Welsh Higher Education Libraries Forum (WHELF). Bookings are now open. If you are interested in presenting at Icepops, the call for speakers is open until Monday 24th February 2020. The conference is looking for […]

Research


Dora Sales is Senior Lecturer in the Information Studies area, Department of Translation and Communication, Jaume I University (Castellón, Spain). She holds a PhD in Translation Studies, with a dissertation on transcultural literatures and is a literary translator, specialised in the field of postcolonial literature. She has been the lead researcher of diverse projects on intercultural mediation resources, and has participated […]

Media Literacy


Information Innovation @ UTS is a seminar series from the Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) group at University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Video and audio recordings from their recent event, Digital Literacy Reconsidered, are now available. To be ‘digitally literate’ is supposedly a good thing – but what does it actually mean? – What does it mean for us as both […]

Information Literacy Awards


The CILIP Information Literacy Group and LILAC conference committee are pleased to announce that the deadline for receipt of nominations for the Information Literacy Awards 2020 has been extended until Friday, 14th February, 2020 (17:00 GMT). These prestigious awards will be presented at the LILAC 2020 conference, which is being hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University on April 6th-8th. There are three exciting […]

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


Bookings are now open for Icepops 2020 which is taking place at the Park Inn Hotel in Cardiff from 6-8thJuly. Icepops is the International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars. Further details are available here Keynotes include: Dr Emily Hudson (Kings College London) and a joint keynote Dr Andrea Wallace (Exeter Law school) and Douglas McCarthy (Europeana). […]



Dr Alison Hicks, the newly-appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy and CILIP ILG Library & Information Schools Representative reports on the new bilateral agreement between CILIP and the African Library and Information Association (AfLIA) and an overview of IL research in Africa. The 30th January marked the signing of a new bilateral memorandum of agreement between CILIP and the […]