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The Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology (JASIST) recently published an “early view” article on “Using information science to enhance educational preventing violent extremism programs”. The open access article, written by Kevin Wong, Geoff Walton and Gavin Bailey, shows how information literacy can be used to improve programmes designed to help counter radicalisation and prevent violent extremism. The […]



IFLA Information Literacy and Library Services to People with Special Needs are hosting a joint webinar entitled ‘Using Universal Design for Learning to Enhance Information Literacy Programs: Online and in the Library’. To accommodate participants in different parts of the world, the webinar will be aired live twice in opposite time zones. Sponsored for school/teacher-librarians, academic, and public librarians, and library […]

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Earlier this year, Full Fact, one of the UK’s leading fact-checking bodies, in association with international partners (Africa Check in South Africa and Chequeado in Argentina) published a short report showing that media and information literacy interventions can be very effective at fostering information discernment and helping people be better equipped in the face of disinformation. The report is based […]

Information Literacy and Everyday Life


The COVID-19 pandemic continues to radically refine people’s information experiences. The study, Risk and Resilience in Redefined Information Environments, which is being carried out by Professor Annemaree Lloyd and Dr Alison Hicks at UCL’s Department of Information Science, investigates how information literacy practices and literacies of information help people to mitigate risk and develop resilience during a time of upheaval. […]

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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. The full contents of volume 14, issue 1 is listed below: Editorial Scaffolding change – Alison Hicks Peer reviewed articles Training the trainer to embed IL into curricula – Michael Flierl, Rachel Fundator, Jason Reed, Bethany McGowan, Chao […]

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Dora Sales is Senior Lecturer in the Information Studies area, Department of Translation and Communication, Jaume I University (Castellón, Spain). She holds a PhD in Translation Studies, with a dissertation on transcultural literatures and is a literary translator, specialised in the field of postcolonial literature. She has been the lead researcher of diverse projects on intercultural mediation resources, and has participated […]



Dr Alison Hicks, the newly-appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy and CILIP ILG Library & Information Schools Representative reports on the new bilateral agreement between CILIP and the African Library and Information Association (AfLIA) and an overview of IL research in Africa. The 30th January marked the signing of a new bilateral memorandum of agreement between CILIP and the […]

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A new information literacy report entitled Information literacy in the age of algorithms: Student experiences with news and information, and the need for change was published on 15th January 2020. This new report was supported by the Knight Foundation, Harvard Graduate School of Education, ER&L, a leading library conference in the USA, and the School of Library and Information Science at the University […]

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Dr Alison Hicks, the joint Library & Information Schools Representative for the CILIP Information Literacy Group, is a lecturer in the Department of Information Studies at University College, London (UCL), where she teaches courses and supervises PhD and MA research that focuses on information literacy, as well as maintaining her own IL research agenda. In this guest post, she reflects on […]

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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 […]