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, […]

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  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: The number of EMMILE registrations is increasing: if you are interested in […]