Jacqueline Geekie is the Public Libraries Representative on the Information Literacy Group and is the Information Literacy and Learning Librarian for Live Life Aberdeenshire. As we approach the year mark in the pandemic, and many are still using technology every day for work, school, and in our personal lives, it is important to consider our Digital Wellbeing. There are many […]

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In this guest blog post, Anne-Lise Harding shares some of the practitioner research she has carried out during her first year working in the House of Commons library with Select Committees, and the specificities of their Information Literacy needs. Anne-Lise is Senior Liaison Librarian at the House of Commons and the Government Libraries Sector Representative for the Information Literacy Group. […]

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In this guest blog post, Liz White talks about the planning involved in moving Library Induction online for FE students during the current pandemic. Liz is Assistant Academic Librarian at the University of Derby and the Further Education Sector Representative for the Information Literacy Group. Introduction As Assistant Academic Librarian at Buxton and Leek College I found myself earlier this year, […]

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Jacqueline Geekie, the Public Libraries Representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group, recently asked question (by proxy) about information literacy and the pandemic in Parliament. I was recently invited to attend an Evidence Week Event by Sense about Science who brought together members of the public to ask questions of their MP in a virtual meeting.  This is a unique […]

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Thank you to Dr Julie Greenhough (@EPQGuru), Extended Project Qualification Coordinator at St Benedicts School in London, for this festive-themed post. I must begin with a confession; I have lied twice to year 7 since the academic year began. Lie number one I tell every September when we start library lessons in English. I tell the class that our School Librarian, […]

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In this guest blog post, Pip Divall talks about the responses of NHS Librarians to COVID-19. Pip is the Clinical Librarian Service Manager at UHL NHS Trust and the Health Sector Rep for the Information Literacy Group. Like the rest of the world, health librarians and information professionals have been dealing with huge unknowns. The pandemic has had a huge […]

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In our latest guest blog post, Alison Hicks, Assistant Professor at University College London and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy, explores the challenges surrounding privacy and surveillance in the classroom, and whether teaching librarians need to examine their own practices.    Teaching librarians have always been pretty good at warning others of the dangers of online engagement – […]

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Jacqueline Geekie is the Public Libraries Representative on the Information Literacy Group and is the Information Literacy and Learning Librarian for Live Life Aberdeenshire. What do a pub landlord, a student and a librarian have in common?  No, this isn’t the start of a joke, they all attended the same workshop recently with Sense about Science.  A couple of months […]

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A statement in response to the Department for Education’s recently-published guidance on planning the relationship, sex and health school curriculum. As individuals with a strong interest in the promotion and advancement of information literacy (IL), we wish to express our disquiet at elements of the Department for Education’s recently-published guidance on planning the relationship, sex and health school curriculum. IL is the ability […]



Stéphane Goldstein and Jane Secker discuss the ‘Digital Technology and the Resurrection of Trust’, June 2020 report from the House of Lords Select Committee on Democracy and Digital Technologies. “A country’s education system needs to prepare its people for their role as citizens. In the digital world, this means they need to be empowered to be critical, digitally literate consumers of […]