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 […]



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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]