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Information Literacy Programme co-creation in the workplace: Information Scrutiny for Parliamentary Research (Part 4)

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 …

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Speaking our truths: honouring diverse learners within models of information literacy

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 …

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Scotland’s public library strategy

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 …

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Reflecting on my own information literacy as a health knowledge specialist

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 …

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Curriculum for change in education: lessons for librarians from devolved governments

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 …

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Information Literacy through an Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion lens: Information Scrutiny for Parliamentary Research (Information Scrutiny part 3)

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 …

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Going beyond Open Access: Open and Inclusive Scholarly Publishing at JIL

This post has been written for us by Alison Hicks, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy. I have to confess that I always thought the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) was doing pretty well on the open and inclusive scholarly publishing front; we have over ten years’ experience as a diamond open access journal, …

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How to talk with people about conspiracy theories

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 …

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Parliament for Academic Librarians

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 …

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