Research


Dr. Julian McDougall is the Head of the Centre for Media Practice (CEMP) at the University of Bournemouth. He runs a doctoral programme for teachers, edits a journal – Media Practice and Education, and convenes an international conference each year called the Media Education Summit. In this post he talks about fake news and disinformation, discussing a CEMP project addressing this […]



In this guest post, Rebecca Jones, joint School Representative of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, blogs about teaching information literacy and how it relates to fake news As a School Librarian, one way that I have been able to enable pupils to think for themselves about the information they come into contact with is through providing Information Literacy skills sessions. […]



The latest issue of Media and Communication has just published a special issue entitled: Critical Perspectives on Digital Literacies: Creating a Path Forward. Peer-reviewed, many of the articles refer to digital media and information literacy. All the articles are open access and free to download. Critical Perspectives on Digital Literacies: Creating a Path Forward (2019, Volume 7, Issue 2) Edited by […]



Dr Alison Hicks, Lecturer in Library and Information Science at UCL, has written a guest post highlighting some recent articles in the field of information literacy research and practice. One of the greatest privileges of moving into a university lecturer position, alongside working with fabulous students, has been the opportunity (and requirement!) to keep up to date with newly-published information literacy […]

CILIP Information Literacy definition 2018 brochure


In our latest guest blog post, Dora Sales, Senior Lecturer at Jaume I University, in Spain talks about translating the latest CILIP definition of information literacy into Spanish. I have been teaching the subject “Documentation applied to Translation” at university for sixteen years, always from the paradigm of information literacy (IL), and I feel it is more necessary than ever.[1] Undoubtedly, […]



This summary, written by Lindsay McKrell, Team Leader for Libraries and Archives, Stirling Council, and Angela Short, Digital Inclusion Officer, describes a recently completed research project, funded by the CILIP ILG bursary scheme, with additional financial support from the Scottish Government. Public library digital participation programmes – the impact on employability Work IT is a flexible programme of digital support for employability […]

Media Literacy


The Council of Europe is currently conducting a survey that is looking for examples of activities and projects that promote media and information literacy (MIL) skills linked to quality journalism. Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, are encouraging those of you who know of, or are responsible for, such projects to respond to the survey if you can, as the output […]



In this guest post blog, Geoff Walton, CILIP ILG committee member, writes about his latest research outcomes.   Mis-information especially in the form of fake-news or alternative facts is becoming ever more pervasive and problematic, to such an extent that the UK Parliament has its own Select Committee to investigate it and continues to receive evidence. To date, it is […]



In this guest post blog, Emma Coonan, CILIP ILG committee member and Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy, reflects on how changing her role has impacted on her IL research work. As an information literacy educator, I’m an enthusiastic supporter of the view that “learning should be everyone’s business in universities” (Hilsdon, 2011). However, having worked as an […]

Research


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 […]