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PIL Provocations: Reading in the Age of Distrust

The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) and the LILAC Conference are delighted to have been enlisted as Champions of an exciting new Project Information Literacy initiative, “The PIL Provocation Series”. I am delighted to share the latest essay in the PIL Provocation Series: “Reading in the Age of Distrust.” In this timely essay, Alison Head, the Director of Project Information …

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The Information Literacy needs of Select Committee Researchers

In this guest blog post, Anne-Lise Harding shares some of the practitioner research she has carried out during her first year working in the House of Commons library with Select Committees, and the specificities of their Information Literacy needs. Anne-Lise is Senior Liaison Librarian at the House of Commons and the Government Libraries Sector Representative …

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Students and academic reading during the pandemic

This post has been written by the Information Literacy Group’s Chair, Jane Secker. Many of us have struggled to read academic books and longer pieces of writing during the pandemic. But how are students currently studying for at university fairing when it comes to academic reading? Academic texts, perhaps never the most accessible at the …

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Everyday information literacy research and researcher wellbeing

This post has been written for us by Alison Hicks, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy. [Warning- focuses on questions of grief and bereavement linked to COVID] Everyday life forms an important topic within information literacy research. The CILIP definition positions everyday life as one of the key contexts in which information literacy plays …

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New Managing Editor for the Journal of Information Literacy

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Meg Westbury as the new Managing Editor for the Journal of Information Literacy. Meg will be taking on the role from Michelle O’Connell, who successfully undertook the role for the last four years. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Michelle for her warmth, professionalism and contribution to the …

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PIL Provocations: A New Series from Project Information Literacy – A Personal View

The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) and the LILAC Conference are delighted to have been enlisted as Champions of an exciting new Project Information Literacy initiative, “The PIL Provocation Series”. Barbara Fister, the series’ Contributing Editor, has kindly contributed a guest blog post to explain more about the initiative and to introduce the premier essay …

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Introducing formal Information scrutiny to Parliamentary research

In this guest blog post, Anne-Lise Harding shares some of the practitioner research she has carried out during her first year working in the House of Commons library with Select Committees, and the specificities of their Information Literacy needs. Anne-Lise is Senior Liaison Librarian at the House of Commons and the Government Libraries Sector Representative …

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Using information science to enhance “educational preventing violent extremism” programmes

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 …

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Webinar on Using Universal Design for Learning to Enhance Information Literacy Programs: Online and in the Library

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, …

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Media and Information Literacy – lessons and interventions from around the world

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 …

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