Research

Research

ILG funded research projects update

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 …

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Information Literacy for Democratic Engagement (IL-DEM) project report

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 …

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Young people and political information: drawing parallels between three major events 2014-2016

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 …

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