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Privacy and surveillance in the classroom: Responding to new information literacy challenges

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 […]

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Conspiracy Theories and Covid-19 with Sense about Science

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

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Information literacy and political censorship in the school curriculum

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

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Digital Technology and the Resurrection of Trust: a report from the House of Lords

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

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The role of library and knowledge specialists in moving education and training online

The CILIP Information Literacy Group has today released a statement relating to the role of library and knowledge specialists in moving education and training online. Introduction by Dr Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group Information literacy is a key part of the work of many library and information professionals and is defined

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Now is the time: Information literacy and sharing information about COVID-19

The Information Literacy Group are delighted to have commissioned this blog post on the importance of information literacy and its relationship to health literacy. Ruth Carlyle was one of the keynote speakers at LILAC 2019, which took place in April 2019 at the University of Nottingham, and is extremely well placed to write this post.

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Guest post: Why we need critical digital literacy to participate in democracy

Gianfranco Polizzi is a PhD researcher in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In addition, besides finishing his PhD, he is working as a Research Associate in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia, working on a project on digital

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When your school is closed… you have to be creative

Sarah Pavey, Independent Consultant & Trainer and joint Schools Representative for the Information Literacy Group, suggests some worthwhile tasks for information professionals in the schools sector who are now working from home. Many of my contacts in education work in school libraries and now have to work remotely, which makes things a bit difficult. When the

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