The new issue of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is now available. Along with the peer reviewed articles, project reports, conference updates and book reviews, you’ll find the revised CILIP definition of ‘Information Literacy’ with an explanation from Jane Secker as to why and how the Information Literacy Group worked on the revision. Access the whole issue on the JIL […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group is sponsoring a one day workshop aimed at university copyright officers or specialists, hosted by Universities UK and GuildHE Copyright Working Group (CNAC). The day will include a keynote presentation from Dr Emily Hudson, Kings College London who will provide a global perspective on copyright exceptions in the library, education and cultural heritage sectors. The morning will […]


The CILIP Conference is returning to Brighton on July 4th-5th 2018 with a fantastic line-up of keynote speakers, thought provoking seminars and essential workshops. Meet like-minded colleagues and make new connections for two days of knowledge sharing, discussion, debate and networking opportunities. The conference aims to leave you feeling inspired and passionate about the work that we do as professionals. […]

This year’s information literacy award winners were announced at this year’s LILAC gala dinner celebration in April. The big winners this year came from Bolton and Lancashire! Information Literacy Award winner: Emily Hurt, Clinical Librarian  (Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) Emily won the award for her work on a high impact ILG-funded project to increase research capacity and capability […]

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Rosie Jones and Lisa Jeskins have been appointed to the role of Deputy Co-chairs of the CILIP Information Literacy Group. Rosie is the Director of Library Services and OpenLearn at The Open University and Lisa Jeskins is a freelance trainer, coach and consultant. They first worked together in 2003 at Manchester Metropolitan University Library and have been working together on […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) committee are delighted to have officially launched the new CILIP Definition of Information Literacy 2018 on Friday, April 6th at LILAC 2018 in Liverpool. ILG have been working closely with our parent organisation CILIP over the last two years to refresh the Information Literacy definition that was originally devised in 2004. It was recognised […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, April 5th at LILAC 2018 at the University of Liverpool. The group’s Annual Report for 2017/18 will be formally presented at the meeting. Date: Thursday 5th April 2018 Time: 13.15-13.45 Venue: GFlex room, Central Teaching Hub, University of Liverpool Chair: Jane Secker Attendance at the AGM […]

In January 2018, the European Commission set up a high-level group of experts to advise on policy initiatives to counter fake news and disinformation spread online. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), together with other expert members of the EU High Level Group on Fake News and Disinformation, subsequently delivered on March 12th, 2018 a report on fake news and online disinformation, […]

The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) has published an evaluation of a resource intended to help secondary school students develop their information literacy competencies. The evaluation report includes some potentially valuable pointers towards making students develop a range of skills, such as research, critical thinking and problem-solving. In February 2016, TeenTech and ILG produced this resource in the form of a […]

The deadline is approaching for nominations for the Information Literacy Award 2018 and the Digital Award for IL 2018. This is an exciting opportunity to shout about some of the fantastic information literacy work that either yourself or colleague(s) have been doing. The Information Literacy Award is open to individual practitioners, researchers and academics alike, and awards outstanding practice in […]