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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 […]

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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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The new CILIP Definition of Information Literacy 2018 was launched earlier this year at LILAC 2018 in Liverpool, and the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) would like your help to share it as widely as possible. With this in mind, the ILG have now published promotional posters and a postcard that are available to download and share. Please share the files electronically and/or print […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) has issued new versions of its Research Smarter resource sheets, which are designed to help secondary school students research effectively and be information literate. The original set of leaflets was produced in early 2016, in collaboration with the TeenTech initiative, but these were largely intended to meet the requirements of the schools that bid […]

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One of the most popular sections of the Information Literacy website is the Definitions and Models area. Visitors to this page can find an overview of when, where and how you would apply Information Literacy to practice, and how it relates to other literacies and skills sets. Information, digital and media literacies are some of the many new literacies and skills […]