News


  Our international representative Alan Carbery has stepped down from his role on the group. After 5 years working at Champlain College in Vermont in the US, he’s returned home to Ireland where he’s the Head of Academic Technology & Communication at University College Cork. As Alan said, he’s not quite as international as he once was. The group wanted to […]

CILIP Information Literacy definition 2018 brochure


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 […]

VR Aberdeenshire Library


Jacqueline Geekie is the Information Literacy and Learning Librarian for Live Life Aberdeenshire, and the Public Libraries Representative of the CILIP Information Literacy Group. In this guest post, Jacqueline blogs about the use of virtual reality in public libraries. Back in the mists of time when I was a child, my three older sisters went to America to visit an […]

Research


Dr. Julian McDougall is the Head of the Centre for Media Practice (CEMP) at the University of Bournemouth. He runs a doctoral programme for teachers, edits a journal – Media Practice and Education, and convenes an international conference each year called the Media Education Summit. In this post he talks about fake news and disinformation, discussing a CEMP project addressing this […]



In this guest post, Sarah Pavey, joint School Representative of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, blogs about a new government initiative to teach school children about fake news and confirmation bias, and questions whether this is the right approach, where it fits in the curriculum, and who should teach it. Education Secretary Damien Hinds last week announced that “Teachers will […]

Coffee Meeting


Geoff Walton, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s LIS Representative, shares some news from recent events he has attended. I have been talking about the new definition of information literacy with colleagues in the NHS and NETIKX (Stephane Goldstein also spoke at this event). The latter group is a network of colleagues who are “drawn from professionals in information, human resources, information technology, […]



The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) will be represented at the TeenTech Awards Final on Monday, June 24th, as committee members take part in judging the Research and Information Literacy Award. TeenTech is an award-winning, industry-led initiative, co-founded by Maggie Philbin OBE (BBC Tomorrow’s World) and Chris Dodson OBE. TeenTech runs initiatives across the UK for young people aged 8-18, focusing […]



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. As ever, it includes the latest in IL research including articles on the use of the Philosophy for Children method in library programming in ‘Shaking up story time’; research into ‘What academics really think about information literacy’ from […]

Media Literacy


In our latest guest blog post, Stéphane Goldstein, Executive Director of InformAll and Advocacy and Outreach Officer of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, discusses the UK Government’s long-awaited White Paper on Online Harms, which is available in full here. Recognising libraries as one of the key stakeholders to be involved in the formulation of the strategy, the paper includes a […]



The Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe – EPALE – will be launching a competition on 25 May 2019 on the theme of ‘Health, wellbeing and Adult Learning’ to promote how lifelong learning can have an impact on health and wellbeing. Learning can be formal, non-formal or informal. Entrants need to submit a blog to EPALE UK on the […]