Great Expectations: what do students want and how do we deliver? Bookings are now open for The Sixth CILIP CoFHE and UC&R Joint Conference at Newcastle University, 25-27 June 2012. The conference will examine the key role that academic libraries and their staff play in both the learning cycle of the student and the wider demands of the institutions they […]



If you teach information literacy at an academic institution (in any format, such as a stand-alone course, a component of another course, or single sessions), I welcome your participation in a survey. The online survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/metaliteracy  The purpose of the survey is to learn more about the impact of the changing information environment and social media on […]



ASKe (Assessment Standards Knowledge exchange) is delighted to announce its Sixth Plagiarism event will be held in conjunction with the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Date: Thursday 14 June 2012 Time: 9.45am – 4.30pm Venue: Wheatley Campus, Oxford Brookes University Fee: £65 early bird (before Easter); £85 thereafter This one day event will explore current issues and strategies for managing student […]



Bookings are now being taken for a free, online event entitled ‘Empowering, encouraging and engaging staff with learning technology as part of their CPD’ scheduled to take place at lunchtime on Friday 24th February 2012 (12:30 – 13:30)being run by the JISC Regional Support Centre for the West Midlands. Developing staff skills with technology and new pedagogical approaches is very […]



European Meeting on Media and Information Literacy Education Date: Feb. 27-29, 2012 Venue: Milan The EMMILE Programme Committee invites EMMILE Attendees to submit a poster proposal on a project, a study carried out or research findings etc., concerning Media and Information Literacy Education in different sectors. Call for posters: http://emmile.wordpress.com/emmile-poster-session/ The number of EMMILE registrations is increasing: if you are interested in […]



On behalf of SCONUL, Alsion McKenzie and Helen Howard have produced two new lens to the SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy.  They are available from: The SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy through a Digital Literacy lens, updated January 2012 The SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy through an Open Content lens, 2011



There are still places available at the Manchester Library Teachmeet taking place Tuesday 17 January.  You can book your place here. Teachmeets are about sharing experience so please volunteer to present there are 5 minute and 10 minute presentation slots available. Examples of titles are: hublot replica hublot big bang replica rolex replica breitling replica fake breitling gucci replica Effective […]



Not directly an IL conference, but if you would like to get the message of IL and the work you to do to a wider audience, you may consider submitting a paper to the HEA STEM conference.  I am sure IL could fit into a couple of the streams listed below. The Higher Education Academy’s first annual learning and teaching […]



The Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) is delighted to announce the call for nominations for our 3 prestigious awards for 2012: Information Literacy Practitioner of the Year This long established award (sponsored by the CILIP CSG IL Group) recognises an outstanding individual contribution to information literacy.  The winner will receive £500 for personal use and £500 for their nominated […]



In an information-based economy, what skills do employers expect from university graduates, and are our graduates meeting those expectations? Many universities have referred to Information Literacy as either a graduate attribute in itself, or as an indicative example of an element contributing to other specific attributes. The University of West London Library is holding an event on December 12th to […]