The Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe – EPALE – will be launching a competition on 25 May 2019 on the theme of ‘Health, wellbeing and Adult Learning’ to promote how lifelong learning can have an impact on health and wellbeing. Learning can be formal, non-formal or informal. Entrants need to submit a blog to EPALE UK on the […]



This year’s information literacy award winners were announced at this year’s LILAC gala dinner celebration in April at Colwick Hall, Nottingham. The big winners this year came from the Open University and Newcastle University! Information Literacy Award winner: Open University Library’s Live Engagement Team The winning team design and deliver live online teaching sessions to Open University staff and students. They have […]

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The final keynote of LILAC 2019 was by Allison Littlejohn, who has recently moved from the Open University to become Dean (Learning & Teaching) of the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow. Allison thinks of librarians as being a keystone species in Higher Education, meaning that without them Universities would be in serious trouble. Allison talked about MOOCs and […]

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  Thursday’s keynote was by Ruth Carlyle, Head of Library & Knowledge Services and Technology Enhanced Learning across the Midlands and the East of England. Ruth spoke about the vital importance of health literacy, which is where information literacy gets real as it’s about life choices. It’s essential to make sure that people have access to health information that can be […]

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As the first day of LILAC 2019 draws to an end, here’s a quick summary of the first keynote. The first keynote was by Sandeep Mahal, Director of UNESCO Nottingham City of Literature. Sandeep asked us to tweet a book we are currently reading or one that has had a profound influence on us (see #lilac19). She showed us the […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, April 25th at LILAC 2019 at the University of Nottingham. The group’s Annual Report for 2018/19 will be formally presented at the meeting. Date: Thursday 25th April 2019 Time: 12.45-13.15 Venue: Engineering and Science Learning Centre, Room B08, University of Nottingham Chair: Jane Secker Attendance at the AGM is free and open to all ILG […]

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In our latest guest post, Amy Haworth, Service Development Manager at the University Library, University of Sheffield, introduces a project exploring the transition of students entering university with qualifications other than A levels, which led to the development of a suite of pre-entry Information Literacy and Digital Literacy tutorials. This blog post was originally featured on the University of Sheffield […]

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In this guest post blog, Greg Walters discusses a new digital/information literacy framework and interactive learning object he has been a part of developing at the University of Glasgow (UofG). Greg is the Learning Technologist based at the UofG Library. He has been involved in the e-learning sector since 2005 and developed a range of under- and postgraduate online courses […]

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The European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) has issued a call for papers for its 7th annual conference, on the theme of Information Literacy in a Post-Truth Era. The conference will be co-organized and hosted by University of Bamberg from 21-24 September 2020, in Bamberg, Germany. ECIL is an annual conference organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University and Department […]



Jacqueline Geekie, Public Library Representative for the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG), has kindly provided this report on privacy and public libraries. It is almost 5 years since I first became part of the ILG committee, which is a great group of people to be involved with, and has given me so many opportunities.  These have ranged from chairing conference […]