The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is holding its World Library and Information Congress in Lyon, France on 16th-22nd August 2014. The IFLA Information Literacy and Health and Biosciences Libraries sections are holding a joint open session and have made a call for papers on the theme of “It’s public knowledge: understanding health literacy from an information science […]

CoPILOT (Community of Practice for Information Literacy Online Teaching) are holding a free event at Glasgow Caledonian University on Wednesday, 12th February 2014. The workshop will provide a practical introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) for teaching information literacy. Though a mixture of presentation, group work and hands-on activity, participants will learn to find, evaluate and consider adopting OER for […]

The full programme is now available for i2c2 – the Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity Conference – which is taking place on 6th-7th March, 2014 at the Studio, Manchester. Places at the conference are going fast so you are encouraged to book as early as possible. The conference aims to inspire the attendees to innovate and be more creative in their […]

The Information Literacy Journal Club is an online discussion group focusing on information literacy and other aspects of user education. Everyone is welcome to participate, whether you are a current student of ILS, an established information professional or just generally interested in the subject area. The Club’s next online blog-comment meeting takes place at 8-9 pm UK time (times elsewhere in […]

BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT – have recently launched their Digital Literacy for Life programme with a remit to engage with government, schools, employers and other organisations to develop and deliver digital literacy education, policy and research. The BCS provide a definition of digital literacy as being: ‘Those capabilities that mean an individual is fit for living, learning […]

Manchester Metropolitan University Library is holding a Library TeachMeet on Wednesday 22nd January 2014. It is free and they hope it will provide a great learning, sharing and networking opportunity for library staff from across the region (people from elsewhere are, of course, very welcome!). Further details and booking information are available at  

Eleanor Johnston, Academic Skills Librarian at Staffordshire University, has written the following post about last month’s Teachmeet, which was sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group. On 20th November 2013, Staffordshire University hosted a Library Teachmeet in the Thompson Library, Stoke-on-Trent. Teachmeets are an opportunity for staff to share innovations, experience and knowledge and there were 23 ‘presenters’ and ‘enthusiastic […]

Bookings for the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference 2014 (LILAC) are now open. LILAC is organised by the CILIP Information Literacy Group and aimed at librarians and information professionals who teach information literacy skills, are interested in digital literacies and want to improve the information seeking and evaluation skills of all library users, whoever they may be. LILAC will take […]

Jorum, the established home of free open educational resources produced by the UK Further and Higher Education community, has launched its long-awaited Information and Digital Literacy Skills Collection. This follows the successful creation earlier this year of a collection for Research Data Management (RDM) resources, as a result of Jorum’s involvement in the Jisc-funded DaMSSI-ABC project. The new collection is […]

Volume 7 Issue 2 of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is now available to view online! JIL is the journal of the CILIP Information Literacy group and it is a gold open access peer reviewed title. This issue has a number of papers from LILAC, several articles and a range of short reports, conference write-ups and book reviews. JIL […]