This post is from the LILAC Committee’s External Relationships Manager, Heather Lincoln, As we start 2022 it’s the perfect time to launch the Information Literacy Award ahead of the LILAC Conference in Manchester this April. The call for nominations for the award is now open! As you may know, in 2021 we held an online event: FestivIL by LILAC, instead […]

The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is looking to appoint a Digital Communications Officer to lead on planning, coordinating and measuring the online presence – particularly social media activities – of the journal. You can find the full announcement on JIL’s website and applications are due by 31 January. This is an exciting post with a great journal and editorial […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) and the LILAC Conference are delighted to have been enlisted as Champions of the Project Information Literacy initiative, “The PIL Provocation Series”. As a a valued Champion of the Project Information Literacy (PIL) Provocation Series, I’m delighted to send you a link to our latest essay, “Information Literacy for Mortals,” by Mike Caulfield, a research scientist at the Center […]

This post was originally an email sent to the lis-infoliteracy Jiscmail list from the Editors, Lauren Smith and Alison Hicks. Critical information literacy, with its emphasis on social justice in the instructional and educational work of librarians, have been part of the scholarly literature for over twenty years (Tewell 2018). Since then, the online information landscape has become even more complex […]

The latest issue of the Journal of Information Literacy, the international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has been published today! In this issue, Alison Hicks’ Editorial talks about pushing the boundaries of information literacy publishing. The full contents of volume 15, issue 3 are listed below, with direct links to the articles: Editorial Pushing the boundaries […]

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Monday, November 15th, 2021 will see the launch of a new, free MOOC – Disinformation Step by Step – that focuses on the topics of Media & Information Literacy and disinformation. Produced by the YouVerify project and funded by European Union, the MOOC is a four-week online course that is divided into six modules: critical thinking; Media & Information Literacy; […]

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The Media and Information Literacy Alliance (MILA) is pleased to announce the launch of its brand-new website, at, where you will find useful information about the Alliance and the rationale underpinning it. In particular, the site incorporates a draft of MILA’s media and information literacy Framework (, whose purpose is to demonstrate what media and information literacy means for people […]

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How might information literacy be better recognised as a vital contribution to society? This is a question which the Information Literacy Group, among others, has been pondering for years. We have been acutely aware that, though librarians have long recognised the importance of IL, in the UK (and particularly in England) it has been more difficult to explain its relevance […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group have an exciting opening to join our team. We are recruiting for a Further Education (FE) representative to share their professional knowledge of their sector. This is a perfect opportunity for an FE Learning Resources professional to make a significant contribution to the group. We are looking for applicants who will be able to emphasise the […]

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The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL), the peer-reviewed open access journal published by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, is looking to appoint a new copy editor to join our team of copy editors. The role is voluntary but very rewarding, working with a friendly, enthusiastic team. “Copyediting for the Journal of Information Literacy offers the opportunity to use my copy editing skills […]