The LILAC Committee are pleased to announce that bookings for LILAC 2020 in Manchester are now open! LILAC will be taking place at Manchester Metropolitan University, Monday 6th April to Wednesday 8th April. With inspirational keynote presentations and a packed programme of IL content, LILAC 2020 promises to be as innovative and thought provoking as ever. In order to book […]

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


Jane Secker and Chris Morrison are very pleased to announce that the call for contributions to Icepops 2020, which takes place in Cardiff on 7th July 2020, has now opened. This year’s keynotes are Dr Emily Hudson (Kings College London) who is an expert on application of copyright exceptions by educational and cultural heritage institutions, and a joint presentation from Dr Andrea […]



We are pleased to announce that details of this year’s LILAC bursaries, for conference places to applicants in certain under-represented sectors and communities, are now available. To have a truly engaging conference, we believe we need delegates who bring a variety of perspectives and backgrounds. The LILAC conference is therefore offering 5 free places for librarians working in the following under-represented […]

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


We are absolutely delighted to announce the date and venue for Icepops 2020. After their first year in Liverpool, this year they took the conference to Edinburgh, Scotland and next year’s conference will held in the beautiful capital city of Wales, Cardiff. The conference will take place on Tuesday 7th July 2020, with welcome events kicking off in the afternoon or evening […]

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In our latest guest post, Claire Sewell, Research Support Skills Coordinator at the University of Cambridge, explores the relationship between scholarly communications and information literacy. Claire will be one of the speakers at the forthcoming CILIP Information Literacy Group event on “Exploring the intersections of information literacy and scholarly communication”, which will be hosted at Liverpool Central Library on Monday, 2nd […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group are facilitating a one-day event in December 2019 that will explore the intersections of information literacy and scholarly communications, and how they both relate to the concept of openness. Event: Exploring the intersections of information literacy and scholarly communication Date: Monday, 2nd December 2019, 10am – 4.00pm Venue: Liverpool Central Library Through presentations, workshops and group discussion, we will […]

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CILIP Information Literacy Group Chair Jane Secker and Advocacy & Outreach Officer Stéphane Goldstein will be the guest speakers at RSA Durham’s free event on “Critical thinking in an age of disinformation and fake news’, which will take place at Ushaw College, Durham, on Monday, October 28th, 2019. Stéphane and Jane, who are both Fellows of the RSA (Royal Society for […]

Global Media and Information Literacy Week


As part of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week (24 – 31 October 2019), the CILIP Information Literacy Group is coordinating three exciting free events with Library and Information departments at UK universities. With events taking place in London, Manchester and Aberdeen, join us for networking, lively discussions of the CILIP Information Literacy 2018 definition (pdf), and a range […]

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IL in the arctic Did you ever want to see the midnight sun? Do you enjoy a good IL conference experience? If so, you may be interested to know that UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø, in collaboration with NordINFOLIT (a Nordic IL forum), will host the tenth Creating Knowledge conference in Tromsø, Norway on June 4th-5th 2020.  The Creating […]

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Tickets are now available for the Information Literacy Group’s forthcoming event: Exploring the intersections of information literacy and scholarly communication (full event details and standard booking information available here). ILG is pleased to offer a free bursary place for this event, in memory of friend and colleague Marion Kelt. Marion was well known and respected in the library sector particularly for her award […]