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Media and Information Literacy in the Digital Age Digital information is how we consume information, but how do we know when information is false or that we know we need to improve our media and information literacy skills? The digital age has surfaced more information than ever before.  Today, individuals must be able to recognise when information is true or […]

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In this blog post, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Public Libraries Rep, Jacqueline Geekie, comments on conspiracy theories. She talks about how she attended a focus group run by Sense about Science and introduces some resources from this organisation that offer advice on how to talk with people about conspiracy theories.   We are living in a changing world where […]

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In this blog post, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Higher Education Rep, Kate Grigsby, reviews the Critical Approaches to Libraries 2021 Conference. This was an online conference held in May, organised by Michelle Bond and Darren Flynn. ________________ The CALC 2021 conference was overall a really carefully planned and engaging online event. It has become all too easy to get […]

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Emma Burnett, a member of the ILG Comms team, has written the following report on the Creating Knowledge conference. Creating Knowledge is a Nordic information literacy conference that is held every 2 – 3 years. It was meant to take place at the UiT Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø last June but had to be postponed. They decided to […]

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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 May 2021. I’ve been working as a school librarian since 2014, and have seen a gap […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) and the LILAC Conference are delighted to have been enlisted as Champions of the Project Information Literacy initiative, “The PIL Provocation Series”. I’m delighted to share the latest essay, “The iSchool Equation” by Dr. Kirsten Hostetler, a Project Information Literacy (PIL) Research Analyst and an assistant professor at Central Oregon Community College in Bend, who recently completed her Ph.D. […]

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The LILAC Committee are very pleased to announce the nominations for the Leading Light FestivIL 2021 award, sponsored by the University of Sheffield Information School. Congratulations to all the nominees! We invite you to read about the amazing information literacy work from all the nominees and vote for who you want to receive the Leading Light Award. Full details of the […]

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Deadline for applications extended until Monday, July 5th, 2021 An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the CILIP Information Literacy Group committee as our new Training Officer. Applicants should have experience of committee work (not necessarily with CILIP). Please consult the Training Officer role description for more details on what is involved. Please note that this is a voluntary position, and there is […]



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 workplace, with a particular focus on the transition between academic and workplace settings The full contents of volume 15, issue 2 are listed below Editorial   Working it   by Alison […]