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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Meg Westbury as the new Managing Editor for the Journal of Information Literacy. Meg will be taking on the role from Michelle O’Connell, who successfully undertook the role for the last four years. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Michelle for her warmth, professionalism and contribution to the journal. Meg will begin to act as […]

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We’re pleased to announce that our Health Sector webpages have been updated to include new and improved content, kindly provided by the Information Literacy Group’s Health Sector Representative, Pip Divall. Our website covers information literacy activity across a range of different sectors, authored by colleagues working in those fields. Browse all our information on different types of libraries here: Sectors Happy […]

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Health Information Week (5th-11th July 2021) is a multi-sector, week-long, health information campaign: it’s about raising the profile of health literacy; offering a platform for collaborative working between different partners; and reminding us all what good, reliable, health information looks like. 2020’s Health Information Week was not without its challenges (notably, a pandemic), but past participants have given us six […]

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Geoff Walton, Library & Information Schools Representative for the Information Literacy Group and Senior Lecturer in Information and Communications at Manchester Metropolitan University, provides an update on recent developments involving UK iSchools. Apprenticeship for Library, Information and Knowledge professionals Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Sheffield and UCL are involved in creating a Level 6/7 apprenticeship for Library, Information & Knowledge […]



LILAC will be back in April 2022 Given the on-going uncertainty surrounding large scale events in the coming months, and to ensure the safety of LILAC attendees, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone our face-to-face conference until 2022. We are very conscious of the fact that offering an equivalent conference online isn’t possible, due to the length of […]



The special LILAC issue (15/1) of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) has been published and is free to read and download at https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/. This issue includes the following articles and project reports: Editorial: JIL x LILAC by Alison Hicks https://doi.org/10.11645/15.1.2900 Critical discourse analysis as a reflection tool for information literacy instruction by Devina Dandar and Sajni Lacey https://doi.org/10.11645/15.1.2826 Librarians’ development as teachers […]

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The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is looking to appoint a new Managing Editor, as Michelle O’Connell is stepping down from the role after three successful years in post. The Managing Editor works closely with the Editor-in-Chief to ensure the continuing success of the journal by leading on the administration of the peer review process, co-ordinating publication schedules, and managing […]

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Many thanks to the Information Literacy Group’s FE Rep, Liz White, for sharing this interesting podcast from VOCTeach, plus news about their FE Symposium. A heads up about the latest VOCTeach blog post. Do share with your FE colleagues! If you are unfamiliar with VOCTeach, this is an organisation that aims to bring Further Education and vocational education teams together to […]

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The latest issue of the Journal of Information Literacy, the international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has just been published. This issue delves into Information Literacy in the pandemic era with a guest editorial by Alison Wicks, and peer-reviewed articles on topics such as Information Literacy in public libraries and outreach between universities and schools. The […]



In this blog post, Sarah Pavey, schools representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group, talks about the online EPALE 2020 conference she attended in October. This is a European conference and this year it focussed on the digital learning and  lifelong learning of adults. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, this conference like many others was held online using a […]