A systematic review, published in September this year, has found compelling evidence that information literacy training is effective and well received across a range of delivery formats. Below, Dr. Alison Weightman of Cardiff University gives us a summary of the conclusions drawn from the systematic review, the full results of which were recently published in Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. Evidence […]



An ILG funded research project, Facilitating Research amongst Radiographers through Information Literacy Workshops, has been completed and the resources created by Emily Hurt and Alison McLoughlin from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are now ready to share. The project came about as Emily and Alison wanted a way to move research engagement forward in the Trust with specific groups […]



Last month I was fortunate enough to win a travel bursary to attend the Connecting People, Connecting Ideas (CPCI) research symposium at Edinburgh Napier University. Organised by colleagues at the Centre of Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier, the symposium provided an opportunity for those with research interests in Information Science to come together and consider research priorities and future collaborations […]



We are delighted to report that the Lost in information? Syrian new Scots’ information literacy way-finding practices project, funded by a research bursary from the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has recently been completed. The project leaders,  Dr Konstantina Martzoukou and Professor Simon Burnett from Robert Gordon University, have already presented on the preliminary research findings at several conferences including LILAC 2017. […]



The Journal of Information Literacy turned 10 this week! To celebrate this the editors of JIL have put together a special anniversary issue of the journal with contributions from some of the leading scholars in the field of information literacy, including JIL’s first editor, Sheila Webber. These articles reflect on the development of information information literacy as a discipline and […]



The research projects page has been updated. One project, Information Literacy for Democratic Engagement (IL-DEM), is now completed. The focus of the project was information literacy amongst those involved in hyperlocal democracy in Scotland as community councillors (the equivalent of parish councillors in England). The work of community councillors relates to ascertaining, co-ordinating and expressing the views of their communities to local […]



The CILIP Information Literacy Group recently funded a research project on “Information literacy for democratic engagement”, led by a team at Edinburgh Napier University. The research team have kindly provided a summary of the project and its outcomes, which is available below. The CILIP IL Group seeks to fund high quality research through an annual bursary scheme. Bids of up to […]



To maintain and develop an active, high-impact IL research community, the Information Literacy Group funds up to £10,000 for high quality research projects through an annual bursary scheme. One such project “Learning, lending, liberty? Can school libraries be engines for youth citizenship?” explored the role of school libraries in the wider school environment, including citizenship education. The project identified how Scottish school libraries supported young people’s […]