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Information Literacy at 50

In this post, Jane Secker reflects on Paul Zurkowski’s legacy in the world of Information literacy, and how we can look forward to the future. In 1974 Paul Zurkowski the president of the American Information Industry Association coined the term ‘information literacy’ in a report he wrote entitled ‘The Information Service Environment: Services and Priorities‘.  […]

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AI in Higher Education: Recent news and resources

In this blog post, Laura Woods, Deputy Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, gives a summary of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Higher Education, highlighting recent news on the topic and some useful resources. As the new term begins in higher education, all the conversations in the sector seem to be about generative AI and

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U.S. Libraries News – September 2023

By Elizabeth Brookbank, ILG North American Rep Book banning, driven mainly by the group Moms for Liberty (recently designated as an extremist group by the Southern Poverty Law Center), continues to be a huge headline for libraries in the U.S., especially school libraries. (See my June news round up post for more background). The number

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New ILG event: Misinformation and Critical Literacies – Roundtable

The CILIP Information Literacy Group is pleased to host an online roundtable to commemorate the UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2023. We are excited to have two experts, from Portugal and US, to share insights on the vital topics of media and information literacy in relation to relevant topics of disinformation and fake

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The logo for the LILAC 2024 conference. The logo says 2024 Leeds but the number 0 is replaced with an image of an owl. A number of Leeds Beckett University’s constituent colleges at various times during their history featured the owl as their emblem, this included the City of Leeds Training College, the original occupants of Headingley Campus. Below 2024 Leeds it says LILAC: the information literacy conference. The logo is the colour lilac.

Why you should consider doing an open review at LILAC 2024

Hope Williard shares her insight and experience of Open Reviews at LILAC 2023 The LILAC 2024 call for presentations opens soon, so it’s an ideal time to start thinking about your submission. In this post, Hope Williard from Utrecht University shares her experience of doing an open review at LILAC 2023 and suggests why you

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Nurturing Information Literacy: The Crucial Link Between Library Services and Student Well-being

Sarah Pavey explores the link between Library Services and Student Well-being as we approach a new academic year.  As the academic year begins, new undergraduates are on the cusp of stepping into the world of higher education, armed with not just academic knowledge but for a minority also a valuable skill set acquired through their

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