Event reviews 2016

Event report: Staffordshire TeachMeet on accessibility and IL, December 2016

Eleanor Johnston, Academic Skills Librarian at Staffordshire University, has kindly provided a report on the recent Library TeachMeet event hosted by Staffordshire University Library and sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group. Staffordshire University Library TeachMeet: “Accessibility in Libraries – an Information Literacy Approach” On 14th December 2016, Staffordshire University hosted a Library TeachMeet at the Stoke …

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Event Report – Supporting Young People in the Digital Information Age: The Role of Libraries in Promoting Transition Skills

Isobel Ramsden reports on the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s first joint event with the CILIP Information Services Group (London & South East), “Supporting Young People in the Digital Information Age: The Role of Libraries in Promoting Transition Skills”. The event was held at CILIP on 30th November 2016. The event started with a talk by Natasha Skeen, …

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Event report: Employability LibTeachMeet at Swansea University, November 2016

Philippa Price (Subject Librarian for School of Management & College of Engineering, Swansea University) has kindly provided a report of a recent LibTeachMeet, sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group and held at Swansea University. Sun, sand and employability – LibTeachMeet at Swansea University The Welsh Higher Education Libraries Forum (WHELF) Learning and Teaching Group, …

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Event review: European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) 2016

Jane Secker (IL Group Chair), Stéphane Goldstein (Outreach and Advocacy Officer) and Geoff Walton (Library School Rep) reflect on their impressions of this year’s European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL). The 4th European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) took place in Prague on 10-13 October. The Czech capital was an inspired choice: an outstandingly beautiful …

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TeenTech 2016 prize-giving at Buckingham Palace

Rebecca Jones, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s School Representative, reports on her attendance at the TeenTech 2016 Award ceremony that took place at Buckingham Palace in October. The CILIP Information Literacy Group, in partnership with the TeenTech initiative, presented a Research and Information Literacy Award for 11-16 year olds to celebrate how well young people …

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ECIL 2016 report by IL Group bursary winner

Kirsten McCormick, a librarian at Glasgow Life public libraries, was the recipient of a CILIP Information Literacy Group bursary to attend the European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), which is taking place this week at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Kirsten has provided us with a short report reflecting on her experiences at this key event in the international IL calendar. …

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Report on IASL 2016, Tokyo

Rebecca Jones, the School Rep for the Information Literacy Group, visited Tokyo in August 2016 for the Annual International Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL), and has kindly provided a report on the event. The sponsorship that I received from ILG, SLG and funding from my school, Malvern St James, meant that I …

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Information literacy at CILIP Conference 2016

Rebecca Jones, Schools Representative for the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG), has kindly provided a report on the CILIP Conference 2016, held in Brighton on 14th-15th July. This was the first CILIP conference that I have attended and I was not disappointed with the event. Based in Brighton, the event had a seaside theme with …

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Report on Aber TeachMeet 2016

Ellie Downes, Graduate Library Trainee at Aberystwyth University, reports on a successful TeachMeet, which was sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group. The 2016 Aber LibTeachMeet held at Aberystwyth University was a great success. The subject of this get together was ‘How do libraries make you more employable?’ one of the hot button topics faced …

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Report on Staffordshire LibTeachMeet

Eleanor Johnston, Academic Skills Librarian at Staffordshire University, reports on the recent Library TeachMeet event that took place at their Stoke-on-Trent campus and was sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group. The theme of the event was “Little things mean a lot: adding value to the user experience”. On March 9th, 2016, Staffordshire University hosted …

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