CILIP Definition of Information Literacy 2018


In this guest post blog, Rosie Jones, CILIP ILG committee member, writes about her reflections on information literacy and senior leadership. I have been involved with the information literacy (IL) community for much of my professional career. I have always enjoyed the teaching element of librarianship and in 2004 I managed to get a specialist role at MMU developing their […]



Information literacy has been included in the Digital Competence Framework (DCF), as part of the Welsh Government’s new national curriculum for Wales. The DCF is the first element of the new curriculum for Wales to be made available and is to be implemented across all schools in Wales. The DCF has four strands of equal importance – Citizenship; Interacting and […]



It’s Libraries Week, and to celebrate the nation’s much-loved libraries, the focus this year will be on wellbeing. Libraries of all kinds – public libraries, schools, workplaces and universities – have amazing services that improve our wellbeing. Check out these useful Facts & figures on libraries and wellbeing. Libraries Week gives libraries from across the UK the opportunity to showcase […]



The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has released a statement on fake news. The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is deeply concerned about the phenomenon of ‘fake news’, and in particular the policy responses that aim to address it. This statement contains recommendations to governments and libraries, and will be accompanied by a toolkit […]



Last month saw the launch of the Great School Libraries campaign – a three year campaign spearheaded by SLA, CILIP SLG and CILIP. The campaign has three aims: to secure school library funding to produce a national framework for school libraries recognition of school libraries within the Ofsted framework. Great School Libraries are excited to announce that they have sourced […]

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Rosie Jones, LILAC Co-Chair, reports on the latest meeting of the conference committee as they make preparations for LILAC 2019, which will take place at the University of Nottingham on April 24-26, 2019. Friday, September 14 saw the LILAC committee all assemble at Nottingham to see our 2019 conference venue and to share how our plans are progressing. It is […]

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The organising committee of LILAC: the Information Literacy Conference, currently have an exciting opportunity to join the team, in the role of Sponsorship Development Manager. LILAC 2019 will take place at the University of Nottingham on 24-26 April 2019. We are looking for dynamic and innovative individuals to join our enthusiastic team, helping us develop and build upon our successful conference. […]

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Dr Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City, University of London, comments on interesting developments at the recent World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Kuala Lumpur, At WLIC a statement on Copyright Education and Copyright Literacy was released by IFLA – the International Federation of Library Associations. This is exciting news as […]

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The new CILIP Definition of Information Literacy 2018 was launched earlier this year at LILAC 2018 in Liverpool, and the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) would like your help to share it as widely as possible. With this in mind, the ILG have now published promotional posters and a postcard that are available to download and share. Please share the files electronically and/or print […]

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In this blog post, Catherine McManamon, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s training officer, discusses the information literacy planning in higher education for the year ahead, and the benefits of taking a team based approach for inspiration and support. For most academic librarians with a teaching and learning remit, it’s that time of year when the work calendar starts looking ominously full. Bookings for “Library” sessions are […]