Public libraries are helping those who feel digitally excluded online. In November 2010 the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) signed up to the government’s Race Online 2012 campaign which aims aims to help everyone in the UK access and use the Internet.  As part of this a pilot is being run to train Library staff so that they can help […]

Discover news from the Library and Information Science (LIS) Research Coalition. In 2012 the LIS Research Coalition will issue regular newsletters to keep the LIS research community and practitioners informed of its work. The February newsletter can be found at

We are sad to report that Dr Susie Andretta has indicated her intention to step down as Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy, after three very successful years in the post. Her leadership, commitment and the way she has moved the journal forward has been greatly appreciated by the editorial team and by its readership. As a result, […]

If you teach information literacy at an academic institution (in any format, such as a stand-alone course, a component of another course, or single sessions), I welcome your participation in a survey. The online survey is available at  The purpose of the survey is to learn more about the impact of the changing information environment and social media on […]

The Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) is delighted to announce the call for nominations for our 3 prestigious awards for 2012: Information Literacy Practitioner of the Year This long established award (sponsored by the CILIP CSG IL Group) recognises an outstanding individual contribution to information literacy.  The winner will receive £500 for personal use and £500 for their nominated […]

Well done to Andrew Walsh from Huddersfield University for becoming a National Teaching Fellow. The prestigous award is from the Higher Education Academy and is in recognition of Andrews innovative work in the area of information literacy and mobile libraries. Prevous winners from the library community are Moira Bent,  Chris Powis and Jo Webb. You can find out more about […]

The Editorial Board of the Journal of Information Literacy is currently conducting a questionnaire-based survey designed to gather information on our readership, assess the level of JIL’s impact on the IL community and establish areas for improvements and further development. This survey has been sent to multiple mailing lists, so apologies for any duplication. It is expected that the survey […]

The winner of the UK Information Literacy Practitioner of the Year award was announced at LILAC in London, UK.  The awards were judged and presented by Liz Chapman, Director of Library Services at the LSE and Gaynor Eyre, Head of the Department of Information Studies at Aberystwyth University. Duncan Chappell from Glasgow School of Art Library was the winner for […]

The nominees for this year’s Information Literacy Practitioner of the Year Award have been announced.   They are: Duncan Chappell (Glasgow School of Art) Sonja Haerkonen (Cardiff University) Clare McCluskey (York St John University) Audrey Morton (Burrowmoor Primary School) Geoff Walton (Staffordshire University) The winner will be announced on the 19th April at the LILAC dinner.

Research supervisors can play a crucial role in the effective imparting of relevant skills, knowledge and understanding. But in reality, they often are not able, well-equipped or even predisposed to play such a rolein realtion to information literacy.  RIN are pleased to announce that they have awarded a study into how supervisors support research students development of information literacy.  The […]