LILAC 2012 will be held 11th – 13th April 2012 at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland. Further details and the call for papers are available on the LILAC website: http://lilacconference.com/WP/call-for-papers/ The themes of next year’s conference are: IL and the digital future IL research Supporting the research community Transitions: from School through to Higher Education IL and employability Active learning and […]



The LILAC 2011 presentations are now available online.



Well done to Andrew Walsh from Huddersfield University for becoming a National Teaching Fellow. The prestigous award is from the Higher Education Academy and is in recognition of Andrews innovative work in the area of information literacy and mobile libraries. Prevous winners from the library community are Moira Bent,  Chris Powis and Jo Webb. You can find out more about […]



For those of you, who like me missed the announcement – RIN commissioned and published earlier this month a report on “The role of research supervisors in information literacy”.  The report highlights that research students are consistent in looking to their supervisor as a source of information and guidance.   In addition research supervisors’ practice in supporting students development of IL, and […]



The Editorial Board of the Journal of Information Literacy is currently conducting a questionnaire-based survey designed to gather information on our readership, assess the level of JIL’s impact on the IL community and establish areas for improvements and further development. This survey has been sent to multiple mailing lists, so apologies for any duplication. It is expected that the survey […]



Alison Pope and Geoff Walton’s new book ‘Information literacy: infiltrating the agenda, challenging minds’  9781843346104 was published by Chandos Woodhead this month. There are chapters from well known authors in the field of information literacy – John Crawford, Bob Glass, Nancy Graham, Christine Irving, Gareth Johnson, and Drew Whitworth, new authors Kirsty Baker, Katharine Reedy and Jillian Griffiths as well […]



i³ is concerned with the quality and effectiveness of the interaction between people and information and how this interaction can bring about change in individuals, organisations, communities and society. The conference will look beyond the issues of use and accessibility of technology to questions about the way people interact with the information and knowledge content of today’s systems and services, […]



A new issue of the journal of Information Research (Vol. 16, no. 2) is now available.  It contains articles on information literacy and search behaviour that may be of interest to you all. James E. Herring – From school to work and from work to school: information environments and transferring information literacy practices Peta Wellstead – Information behaviour of Australian […]



The Editorial Team is pleased to announce that the Summer issue 2011 of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) has been published.  It contains articles, conference and project reports and book reviews. Please see the Table of Contents below, the articles  are available in full text at: http://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/JIL/index Editorial Information literacy: a term whose time has passed? by Susie Andretta […]



The winner of the UK Information Literacy Practitioner of the Year award was announced at LILAC in London, UK.  The awards were judged and presented by Liz Chapman, Director of Library Services at the LSE and Gaynor Eyre, Head of the Department of Information Studies at Aberystwyth University. Duncan Chappell from Glasgow School of Art Library was the winner for […]