Media Literacy

In this guest blog post, Gianfranco Polizzi, research fellow at the University of Birmingham, writes about digital and data literacy, focussing on children’s understanding of online privacy compared with experts and advocates and on what policymakers, schools and educators can do to educate children through formal education.   I recently gave a presentation on digital and data literacy at a […]

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What is your role on the committee? I am one of the newly appointed Comms Team Members of the ILG website. The ILG Comms team is a sub-group of the CILIP Information Literacy Group. When did you join and why? I joined the team in September 2020, so I am very new to the team! Moving back into Library work from […]

Health literacy

The Information Literacy Group’s Health Sector Rep, Pip Divall, has written a guest post about Health Literacy Month. October is Health Literacy Month across the globe. The aim is to promote the importance of understandable health information for all, since its foundation in 1999. Understanding health information has become essential in the past few months as we all struggle to […]

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What is your role on the committee? I am taking over the role of Further Education Sector Representative for the ILG. When did you join and why? I was accepted onto the committee in February 2020, shortly before the Covid-19 lockdown began – I haven’t met the committee in person at time of writing! I decided to apply for this […]

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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 resilience among pre-teens. That we […]

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Giles Lloyd-Brown (Swansea University) will be stepping down from his role as Marketing & Insights Manager on the LILAC committee after the 2020 conference in Manchester. We asked him to reflect on his LILAC experiences. How did you get involved with LILAC? I first became involved with LILAC as a local representative, when Swansea hosted the conference back in 2017. […]

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Nick Sheppard works across Research Support and Research Data services at the University of Leeds promoting open research to improve discoverability and transparency of research outputs including publications, data, software and code. In 2018 Nick was awarded a Data Management engagement award* to explore linking research data with the Wikimedia suite of tools. In this post Nick reports on the […]


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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What is your role on the committee? I am one of the newly appointed web editors of the IL website. The website editorial team is a sub-group of the CILIP Information Literacy Group.   When did you join and why? I have been involved with the ILG website since March this year – and can’t believe how much time has flown by since […]

In this guest post, Rebecca Jones, joint School Representative of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, blogs about teaching information literacy and how it relates to fake news As a School Librarian, one way that I have been able to enable pupils to think for themselves about the information they come into contact with is through providing Information Literacy skills sessions. […]