Global Media and Information Literacy Week

Events for UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Week



As part of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week (24 – 31 October 2019), the CILIP Information Literacy Group is coordinating three exciting free events with Library and Information departments at UK universities.

With events taking place in London, Manchester and Aberdeen, join us for networking, lively discussions of the CILIP Information Literacy 2018 definition (pdf), and a range of talks that will highlight emerging directions for IL research and practice in a range of contexts.


Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2019: Emerging directions for IL research and practice (UCL)

UCL Department of Information Studies, Monday October 28th 2019, 6pm – 7.30pm

A range of talks by recent UCL Masters graduates in Library and Information Studies, highlighting emerging directions for IL research and practice in a range of context.

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Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2019: Perspectives on media and information literacy, issues in credibility and trust from politics to health (MMU)

Manchester Metropolitan University, Monday October 28th 2019, 5.00pm – 7.30pm

Host Geoff Walton (MMU) and guests will discuss:

  • Prof Rachel Gibson (University of Manchester) – ‘Addressing the Media and Information Literacy Challenges of the Digital Election Campaign’
  • Dr Frances Johnson (MMU) – ‘Information Literacy – when does credibility involve trust?’
  • Prof Jenny Rowley (MMU) – ‘Trusting information: reflections on health information seeking’

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Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2019: Digital competencies for digital citizenship: an emerging agenda for students, academics and libraries in partnership (Aberdeen)

Committee Room of Central Library, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. The session will also be available as a webinar.

Thursday 24th October 2019, 3.30pm – 5pm

Dina Martzoukou (Teaching Excellence Fellow, Robert Gordon University) will talk on children’s information and digital literacy, and Jacqueline Geekie (Public Libraries representative for the CILIP IL Group) will share case studies of how CILIP’s 2018 Definition of Information Literacy is being used in different contexts.

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