The CILIP CSG Information Literacy group is actively seeking enthusiastic information literacy champions from the following library sectors to join the group: Commercial / Specialist Further Education Health   The role entails promoting information literacy and the group to colleagues in their sector, as well as keeping the group up-to-date with issues in the specific library sector.  A job role […]

Conference Objectives To raise public awareness of the significance, scale and topicality of the tasks of media and information literacy promotion among information, media and education professionals, government executives and public at large To outline policies and professional strategies for the promotion of media and information literacy and to identify key problem areas To contribute to improving international, regional and […]

Elearning Update 2012 – Wed 1 Aug to Fri 3 Aug at Caesar’s Palace, GAUTENG, ZA. Conference themes are: Analysis; Design; Development & implementation; and Evaluation. Find out more at the conference website.

ASKe (Assessment Standards Knowledge exchange) is delighted to announce its Sixth Plagiarism event will be held in conjunction with the Higher Education Academy (HEA). This one day event will explore current issues and strategies for managing student plagiarism in higher education. It will focus on developing institutional approaches, policies and practice. There will be opportunities to discuss current concerns, share […]

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework provides an overarching framework to support researchers in identifying the wide range of knowledge, behaviours and attributes of excellent researchers. Lenses on the Vitae Researcher Development have been developed to focus on the knowledge, behaviours and attributes that are developed by researchers and that can be acquired through or used in various contexts such as […]

Public libraries are helping those who feel digitally excluded online. In November 2010 the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) signed up to the government’s Race Online 2012 campaign which aims aims to help everyone in the UK access and use the Internet.  As part of this a pilot is being run to train Library staff so that they can help […]

The Research Information Network has a new website. The Research Information Network (RIN) is now established as a community interest company (CIC), and investigates issues in relation to the finding, management and creation of research information.

The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as facilitators of learning Dates: 8-10 August 2012 Location: Tampere, Finland IFLA-satellite registration is now open: Sponsor: IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section and IFLA Information Literacy Section Contacts: Susan Schnuer, ; Leena Toivonen,

Discover news from the Library and Information Science (LIS) Research Coalition. In 2012 the LIS Research Coalition will issue regular newsletters to keep the LIS research community and practitioners informed of its work. The February newsletter can be found at

We are sad to report that Dr Susie Andretta has indicated her intention to step down as Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy, after three very successful years in the post. Her leadership, commitment and the way she has moved the journal forward has been greatly appreciated by the editorial team and by its readership. As a result, […]