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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) and the LILAC Conference are delighted to have been enlisted as Champions of the Project Information Literacy initiative, “The PIL Provocation Series”. As a PIL Provocation Series Champion, I’m delighted to stop by and share these “Discussion questions for “Reading in the Age of Distrust”, our latest PIL Provocation Series essay, written by none other than myself. Please feel […]

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Jacqueline Geekie is the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s rep for public libraries. She is also the Information Literacy and Learning Librarian for Aberdeenshire Libraries. In this blog post, she reflects on two events that she has attended online, each broadly focussing on young people and technology.   I recently attended two virtual events which were aimed at supporting children to […]

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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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Dr Geoff Walton, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Languages, Information & Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University, considers the role of inoculation theory in tackling misinformation. The events on Capitol Hill in Washington DC demonstrated very graphically what happens when people are no longer able to discern fact from fiction. As information literacy specialists, we have work to do, but it […]



Rebecca Jones is Head of Library & Learning Enrichment at Malvern St James School and is Schools Representative for the Information Literacy group. Working within the online systems available in schools, be that Google Classroom or Teams, for example, has highlighted to me the importance of visibility and destination within these constructs. The systems are designed to create specific boxes for […]



This post has been written by Liz White, the Further Education Sector Representative for the ILG. I have very little interest in, or knowledge of, football. I would find it tough to list as many current Premier League players as I have fingers, and perhaps only a few more retired footballers. Despite this, I know a fair bit (as I […]

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This post has been written for us by Alison Hicks, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy. [Warning- focuses on questions of grief and bereavement linked to COVID] Everyday life forms an important topic within information literacy research. The CILIP definition positions everyday life as one of the key contexts in which information literacy plays a key role and we […]

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In this guest blog post, Gianfranco Polizzi, research fellow at the University of Birmingham, writes about digital and data literacy, focussing on children’s understanding of online privacy compared with experts and advocates and on what policymakers, schools and educators can do to educate children through formal education.   I recently gave a presentation on digital and data literacy at a […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) and the LILAC Conference are delighted to have been enlisted as Champions of an exciting new Project Information Literacy initiative, “The PIL Provocation Series”. Barbara Fister, the series’ Contributing Editor, has kindly contributed a guest blog post to explain more about the initiative and to introduce the premier essay in the series, “Lizard People […]

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Sarah Pavey is an independent Consultant & Trainer and EPALE Ambassador, and is Schools Representative for the Information Literacy group, . Imagine you lived in a country where survival took priority over formal lessons, imagine you were a child living in a war zone, imagine you resided in the Australian outback, imagine you were one of the estimated 60K children […]