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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 blog post, Alison Hicks, the CILIP Information Literacy Group rep for Higher Education and LIS, talks about an article she inadvertently found that she related to both personally and professionally and her thoughts on how diverse learners are represented within models of information literacy. During my sabbatical this spring, I read an article that examined how people who […]

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Jacqueline Geekie is an Information Literacy and Learning Librarian and the Information Literacy Group’s public library rep. In this post, she talks about Scotland’s updated Public Library Strategy and how it addresses information literacy. This week the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) published their updated Public Library Strategy called Forward which covers the period 2021 – 2025.  Back in […]



In this blog post, Pip Divall, CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Health Libraries rep, reflects on her own information literacy practice while working in the NHS in the role of Clinical Librarian Service Manager. Working in the NHS is an ever-changing environment and my original reasons for becoming a librarian were because I bore easily, so it’s the ideal place for […]

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Sarah Pavey, Schools Representative for the Information Literacy Group, considers recent curriculum reforms in Scotland and Wales and their implications for information literacy and for school librarians. The current COVID-19 pandemic has perhaps spurred some education bodies to reflect on the efficiency of their curricula and the intended learning outcomes. The necessary replacement of formal examinations with teacher assessment has […]

Palace of Westminster


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 blog post, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Public Libraries Rep, Jacqueline Geekie, comments on conspiracy theories. She talks about how she attended a focus group run by Sense about Science and introduces some resources from this organisation that offer advice on how to talk with people about conspiracy theories.   We are living in a changing world where […]



This blog post has been written by one of the Information Literacy Group’s School Representatives, Sarah Pavey. Secondary schools in England are naturally concerned about the levels of student literacy. One in five children left primary school in 2018 unable to read or write properly (DfE, 2019) and we now do not know what effect the COVID pandemic has had […]

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Anne-Lise Harding is the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s government libraries rep. She is the Academic Liaison Librarian in the Research Information Service in the House of Commons Library. In this post she talks about an event that the House of Commons Library and the Knowledge Exchange Unit ran for academic librarians this month, and also offers insight into the work […]