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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) Annual General Meeting will take place online on Monday, April 6th, 2020. The group’s Annual Report for 2019/20 will be formally presented at the meeting. Date: Monday, April 6th Time: 12:00-13:00 (BST) Venue: Online Chair: Jane Secker Attendance at the AGM is free and open to all ILG members. If you would like to join us for the online meeting, […]

Information Literacy Awards


The CILIP Information Literacy Group are delighted to announce the shortlisted nominees for this year’s Information Literacy Award and the Digital Award for Information Literacy. Information Literacy Award 2020 The Information Literacy Award recognises an outstanding UK-based practitioner or researcher. The nominees for 2020 are: Elizabeth Hutchinson (Independent Adviser and Trainer for School Libraries) Anita Saycell (Aberystwyth University) Clare McCluskey-Dean […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) Annual General Meeting was due to take place during LILAC 2020 at Manchester Metropolitan University. Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the conference has now been cancelled, but the AGM will still go ahead. The AGM will now take place online on Monday, April 6th using Zoom. The group’s Annual Report for 2019/20 will […]

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BBC Bitesize have today launched a great new resource to help children to identify fake news and misinformation. The Fact or Fake? website includes articles, video content and quizzes to help young people becoming more discerning about the information they engage with. It also includes content that relates to the current Coronavirus crisis. With misleading stories about Coronavirus and everything […]

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We in the Information Literacy Group committee are aware of the significant concerns raised by many members of our community around a recent article published in Information Professional. We know also that many of our members and supporters have been waiting for us to address these concerns. We chose not to make an official Group response on social media around this […]

Connected World


These are challenging and uncertain times for us all, and it is important to have quick access to information that we can rely on. We are very grateful to David Bedford, Academic Support Librarian at the Drill Hall Library, Universities at Medway, for providing this guest blog post, which highlights some key sources of reliable information on the COVID-19 outbreak. […]

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The IFLA Information Literacy Section and the School Libraries Section invite interested professionals to submit proposals for papers to be presented at their co-sponsored open session on “Perspectives on the role of information literacy education in fostering a smooth transition throughout a learner’s formal education journey – from PK to 20 and beyond” during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress held in Dublin, […]

Information Literacy Awards


The CILIP Information Literacy Group and LILAC conference committee are pleased to announce that the deadline for receipt of nominations for the Information Literacy Awards 2020 has been extended until Friday, 14th February, 2020 (17:00 GMT). These prestigious awards will be presented at the LILAC 2020 conference, which is being hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University on April 6th-8th. There are three exciting […]

Icepops (International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars)


Bookings are now open for Icepops 2020 which is taking place at the Park Inn Hotel in Cardiff from 6-8thJuly. Icepops is the International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars. Further details are available here Keynotes include: Dr Emily Hudson (Kings College London) and a joint keynote Dr Andrea Wallace (Exeter Law school) and Douglas McCarthy (Europeana). […]

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Darryl Toerien, Head of Library at Oakham School, reports on the shortlisting of the FOSIL Group for the Strategic Education Initiative of the Year. On Friday 15 November the shortlist for the Tes Independent School Awards 2020 was announced, and I was delighted to discover that Oakham School had been shortlisted for the Strategic Education Initiative of the Year for setting […]