In this guest post, Sarah Pavey, joint School Representative of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, blogs about a new government initiative to teach school children about fake news and confirmation bias, and questions whether this is the right approach, where it fits in the curriculum, and who should teach it. Education Secretary Damien Hinds last week announced that “Teachers will […]

Coffee Meeting


Geoff Walton, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s LIS Representative, shares some news from recent events he has attended. I have been talking about the new definition of information literacy with colleagues in the NHS and NETIKX (Stephane Goldstein also spoke at this event). The latter group is a network of colleagues who are “drawn from professionals in information, human resources, information technology, […]

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


Lorna M. Campbell, Senior Service Manager – Learning Technology within Education Design and Engagement – at the University of Edinburgh, blogs about her experience at the International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars (Icepops) 2019 in this post. This was originally posted on her blog, and is available under CC-BY 3.0.  Ok, confession time; I’m useless at playing games.  Any […]

Announcement


Critical Library Pedagogy in Practice is a forthcoming edited volume with chapter contributions from teaching librarians. It will be comprised of short, practical chapters exploring various aspects of critical pedagogy and how the theory can be applied to information literacy teaching. This book will also be open access and therefore free for anyone and everyone to use. The editors are soliciting […]

JCS 2019 Conference


In this guest post, Joyce Martin (JCS Director) reports on the recent TeenTech Awards 2019. Joyce was delighted to be invited by Jane Secker, Chair of CILIPs Information Literacy Group (ILG) and a sponsor of TeenTech to join its team of judges for the TeenTech Awards held in London at Savoy Place on Monday 24 June. TeenTech was set up […]

ARLG Logo


For the ARLG Conference 2019, the inaugural Jane Marshall Bursary was available to a librarian or information professional working in a North West FE, HE or research library. The bursary, in memory of Jane, recognises her dedication and commitment to CILIP Academic and Research Libraries Group, especially her role within the North West ARLG. Jane held a number of committee […]

Research


In this guest post, Sarah Pavey, joint School Representative of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, blogs about teenage vocabulary levels and how in an increasingly digital world, these will need to be developed in order to be able to find and select relevant information. By 2025 the world’s data will have grown to 175 Zettabytes. One Zettabyte is the equivalent […]



The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) will be represented at the TeenTech Awards Final on Monday, June 24th, as committee members take part in judging the Research and Information Literacy Award. TeenTech is an award-winning, industry-led initiative, co-founded by Maggie Philbin OBE (BBC Tomorrow’s World) and Chris Dodson OBE. TeenTech runs initiatives across the UK for young people aged 8-18, focusing […]

Teaching


Free Library TeachMeet: Employability and information/digital literacies Venue: Canterbury Christ Church University Date/Time: Tuesday 16th July 2019, 10:00-15:00 Keynote speaker: David White, Head of Digital Learning, University of the Arts London Do you currently embed employability within your teaching? Are you struggling with how you can incorporate employability themes in your sessions? If the answer is yes to either of the […]

Event


Jonas Herriot reports on the One Day School held by the Youth Library Group London in May. On Tuesday the 21st of May the Youth Library Group (YLG) London held their annual One Day School (ODS) which took place this year in Canada Water Library in London. This event is held most years and is an opportunity for those who […]