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Funeral for Paul George Zurkowski – founder of the Information Literacy Movement

It is with sadness that the Information Literacy Group announces the passing of Paul George Zurkowski, founder of the Information Literacy movement.  A well known figure in the Information Literacy Community, some of us had the chance to collaborate with him over the years. As founding president of the Information Industry Association, 1968-1989, Mr. Zurkowski …

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CILIP Information Literacy Group AGM Agenda, Annual Report 2021/22 and Accounts

The Annual General Meeting of the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) will take place online on  Zoom on Tuesday 29th March 1-2pm GMT. Attendance at the AGM is free and is open to all ILG members. If you have not yet signed up and would like to join us for the online meeting, please complete this …

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CILIP CONFERENCE + EXPO 2022 – Apply for a bursary with ILG

The CILIP Conference + Expo (7-8 July, Liverpool) is one of the largest and most eagerly anticipated events in the library and information sector and we can offer one full delegate place with one night’s accommodation as a bursary place. For the first time in three years, the event will be in person, and will …

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Combatting disinformation – the war in Ukraine

CILIP and the Media and Information Literacy Alliance have pulled together a guide and a short list of resources to help address the issue around disinformation and ‘fake news’ around the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is available here on the CILIP website. The guide incorporates a useful and succinct infographic, reproduced and downloadable below, with …

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How might literature-based studies work better for academics, students and librarians?

In this guest blog post, Darren Flynn, Academic Liaison Manager, Library and Learning Services at the University of Northampton, talks about assigned systematic reviews in a higher education and allied health setting. This post is an expansion of Darren’s thoughts that he first expressed in a Twitter thread. Over recent years it’s become increasing common …

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Ukraine: information resilience, information resistance

Stéphane Goldstein from the Information Literacy Group has written this post on media and information literacy in Ukraine. A few days ago, CILIP issued a statement of solidarity with librarians, archivists and information professionals in Ukraine[1], signed (at time of writing) by nearly 700 of their peers in the UK and beyond. The statement declares …

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New impartiality guidance for schools: a need for media and information literacy?

This post is from Sarah Pavey, one of the Information Literacy Group’s School representatives. On 17th February 2022, the UK Government issued new guidance to state sector schools and academies for the teaching of sensitive and controversial topics in the classroom and in extra-curricular events (DfE, 2022). The guidance contains no further legal obligations than …

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Why do we associate information literacy with fake news?

In this guest post, JIL’s Editor in Chief, Alison Hicks asks “Why do we associate information literacy with fake news?”. I mean I obviously know why, in principle. ‘Fake news’, alternative facts, misinformation, disinformation or whatever you want to call it is associated with bias, trust, reliability, credibility and authority, all of which are hallmarks …

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