CILIP Information Literacy Group Chair Jane Secker reports on her talk with Advocacy & Outreach Officer Stéphane Goldstein at the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), event on “Critical thinking in an age of disinformation and fake news’. On 28th October, Stéphane Goldstein and I were invited to speak at an RSA regional event in Durham, […]

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Dr Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has kindly provided an update of her busy summer activities. I have not long returned from an exciting trip to Kyrgyzstan, after being invited to the EIFL General Assembly. EIFL (Electronic Information For Libraries) are a not-for-profit organisation who work with libraries to enable access to knowledge in developing and […]



Dr Lynsey Blandford is the Learning and Research Librarian for the School of Creative Arts and Industries at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU). She has worked in a variety of libraries including at the University for the Creative Arts, Lambeth Palace Library, London School of Economics and the University of Kent before joining CCCU.  She completed her MA in Information […]

Icepops (International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars)


Lorna M. Campbell, Senior Service Manager – Learning Technology within Education Design and Engagement – at the University of Edinburgh, blogs about her experience at the International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars (Icepops) 2019 in this post. This was originally posted on her blog, and is available under CC-BY 3.0.  Ok, confession time; I’m useless at playing games.  Any […]

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In this guest post, Joyce Martin (JCS Director) reports on the recent TeenTech Awards 2019. Joyce was delighted to be invited by Jane Secker, Chair of CILIPs Information Literacy Group (ILG) and a sponsor of TeenTech to join its team of judges for the TeenTech Awards held in London at Savoy Place on Monday 24 June. TeenTech was set up […]

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For the ARLG Conference 2019, the inaugural Jane Marshall Bursary was available to a librarian or information professional working in a North West FE, HE or research library. The bursary, in memory of Jane, recognises her dedication and commitment to CILIP Academic and Research Libraries Group, especially her role within the North West ARLG. Jane held a number of committee […]

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Jonas Herriot reports on the One Day School held by the Youth Library Group London in May. On Tuesday the 21st of May the Youth Library Group (YLG) London held their annual One Day School (ODS) which took place this year in Canada Water Library in London. This event is held most years and is an opportunity for those who […]



Jacqueline Geekie, Public Library Representative for the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG), has kindly provided this report on privacy and public libraries. It is almost 5 years since I first became part of the ILG committee, which is a great group of people to be involved with, and has given me so many opportunities.  These have ranged from chairing conference […]



Dr Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has kindly provided an excellent report on a recent Bournemouth University workshop in relation to fake news and critical thinking. On Saturday 16th March several members of the Information Literacy Group committee attended a workshop at the Olympic Park in London organised by Bournemouth University’s Centre for Excellence in Media Partnership (CEMP). The reason […]

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In this blog post, Stéphane Goldstein, Executive Director of InformAll and Advocacy and Outreach Officer of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, describes the TeenTech Awards day at Buckingham Palace, which he attended at the end of February 2019. Spending an afternoon at Buckingham Palace isn’t a usual part of my working life, but that’s where I found myself on an unseasonably warm […]