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As we endure these drab dark days at the dawn of yet another year, behold! the CILIP Information Literacy Group and LILAC conference committee bring you a gift of light & joy – yep folks, it’s time for the 2019 Information Literacy awards! These prestigious awards will be presented at the fabulous LILAC conference in Nottingham on April 25th 2019. […]

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The LILAC Committee currently have 3 exciting opportunities to join our conference organising team. We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to recruit into the following roles: ·         Project Manager ·         Finance & Bookings Manager ·         External Relationships Manager For a full description and person specification for each role please see our website; https://www.lilacconference.com/join-the-committee. Applicants should be based in […]

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The winners of bursary places at LILAC: the Information Literacy Conference in Nottingham in April 2019 have been announced. To have a truly engaging conference, the CILIP Information Literacy Group and the conference organising committee believe we need delegates who bring a variety of perspectives and backgrounds. We therefore offer conference places to applicants in certain under-represented sectors and communities. Bursaries […]

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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. As ever, it includes the latest in IL research, including an investigation of information literacy as a measurable construct, and a project report that describes a collaborative effort between librarians, staff, local journalists and students discussing ‘fake […]

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Looking for an opportunity to become more involved with supporting information literacy? We’re recruiting to our committee! The CILIP Information Literacy Group have an exciting opportunity to join our team, in the role of Treasurer. We are looking for a dynamic and innovative individual to join our enthusiastic group, helping us to develop and build upon our successful work and […]

CILIP Definition of Information Literacy 2018


In this guest post blog, Rosie Jones, Deputy Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and Director of Library Services at the Open University, 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 […]



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 […]