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Join the IFLA Information Literacy and School Libraries Sections for a co-sponsored webinar series on 27 and 28 October! This webinar series explores perspectives on the role of information literacy education in fostering a smooth transition throughout a learner’s formal education journey from pre-Kindergarten to 20 and beyond. They are being offered within the Unesco Global Media and Information Literacy […]

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From 24 – 31st October 2021, UNESCO celebrate the 10th Global Media and Information Literacy week. It’s a major occasion for stakeholders to review and celebrate progress achieved towards Media and Information Literacy for All. In the UK, CILIP and the Information Literacy Group have been asking ourselves how might information literacy be better recognised as a vital contribution to […]



SARAH PAVEY,  SEPTEMBER 2021 Teaching information literacy in English schools is a challenge for many school librarians because it is not incorporated as part of the statutory National Curriculum or even a feature in most examination board syllabi. However, we also know information literacy is perceived as an essential set of competencies by employers and higher education as life skills. […]



Libraries Connected invites information literacy professionals to submit proposals for training modules in information literacy, as defined by CILIP in 2018:  Information literacy is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to reach and express informed views and to engage fully with society. This project is made […]

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Media and Information Literacy in the Digital Age Digital information is how we consume information, but how do we know when information is false or that we know we need to improve our media and information literacy skills? The digital age has surfaced more information than ever before.  Today, individuals must be able to recognise when information is true or […]

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In this blog post, Pip Divall, Clinical Librarian Service Manager at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Health Sector rep, gathers together useful resources for tackling Covid-19 vaccine misinformation during the global pandemic.   The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines has been rapid during the first few months of 2021, since they first began being […]

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BBC Bitesize have released new content for their Fact or Fake strand this week, including a fake news glossary, new animation highlighting tell-tale signs of fake accounts and fresh faces to take on the Fact or Fake quiz. New content highlights on the website include: 1) Have a go at the quiz – can you spot the facts from the […]

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IFLA has produced a COVID-19 edition of their popular How To Spot Fake News infographic, with a stronger focus on some of the issues encountered around the pandemic – especially the need to check with other sources – and recognition of the fact that much news today spreads through conversations on social media. “With fighting misinformation around COVID-19 a key […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) are keen to help share useful resources relating to information literacy in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak. With this in mind, Stéphane Goldstein, Advocacy and Outreach Officer for ILG, has compiled an initial list of resources that we have published on a dedicated page on this site. The list includes: relevant blog posts; sources […]

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Information professionals in the UK are playing an important role in helping universities to move to online teaching in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Jane Secker (City, University of London) and Yvonne Nobis (University of Cambridge) have created an editable, shared document to support Higher Education colleagues identify and share useful digital resources to support online learning. Your contributions to this […]