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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. This issue delves into Information Literacy in the pandemic era with a guest editorial by Alison Wicks, and peer-reviewed articles on topics such as Information Literacy in public libraries and outreach between universities and schools. The […]



In this blog post, Sarah Pavey, schools representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group, talks about the online EPALE 2020 conference she attended in October. This is a European conference and this year it focussed on the digital learning and  lifelong learning of adults. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, this conference like many others was held online using a […]

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CILIP has released a statement on Covid-19. This statement emphasises the importance of information literacy in combatting disinformation on Covid-19 and helping people make informed choices during this difficult time. There is a call to create a national public programme to support this: “We urge the Government to work with CILIP to bring forward a public programme of support for […]



There’s still time to submit a presentation proposal for LILAC 2021. LILAC 2021 will be taking place from 7-9 April 2021 at Manchester Metropolitan University. We are planning for the conference to go ahead in its usual format but are closely monitoring the current COVID situation. We are exploring an online option should things change and we will keep you informed. […]

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In July 2020, the CILIP Information Literacy Group released a statement relating to the role of library and knowledge specialists in moving education and training online. Nick Poole, Chief Executive of CILIP, subsequently wrote to the Universities Minister, Michelle Donelan, to draw her attention to this statement and to invite further discussion, A response has now been received, and is published below. […]

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2020


The eighth annual global celebration of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place from 24 to 31 October 2020, under the theme “Resisting Disinfodemic: Media and Information Literacy for everyone and, by everyone”. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Global MIL Week 2020 feature events will be fully online. To get involved and find out about events going […]

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Information literacy and scholarly communication: exploring the potential for collaboration – Thursday 5th November 2020, 10am-1pm, online. The CONUL Teaching and Learning Group, in association with the CONUL Research Group, aims to explore the commonalities of information literacy and scholarly communication in libraries, encouraging new perspectives for our advocacy work with academics and students in these fast-changing areas. This event will explore […]

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We are really pleased to announce that the Call for Presentations for LILAC 2021 will open on Monday, October 12th. The conference is set to take place 7-9 April 2021 at Manchester Metropolitan University. We know that there has been some amazing work taking place in the information literacy community in recent months, especially where online teaching has been concerned. […]

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The LD@3 20/21 Programme is looking for new presenters: LD@3 are looking for 20-30 minute presentations on all and any aspects of learning development. This could be an opportunity to tell the community about new innovations in your teaching or practice, to test out new ideas with a receptive audience or present part of your work that you may go […]

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The LILAC Committee are offering two exciting opportunities to join our conference organising team. We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to recruit into the roles of External Relationships Manager and Website & Brand Manager. For a full description and person specification for these roles, please see the following documents; External Relationships Manager specification Website & Brand Manager specification Applicants should be based […]