The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) will be represented at the TeenTech Awards Final on Monday, June 24th, as committee members take part in judging the Research and Information Literacy Award.
TeenTech is an award-winning, industry-led initiative, co-founded by Maggie Philbin OBE (BBC Tomorrow’s World) and Chris Dodson OBE. TeenTech runs initiatives across the UK for young people aged 8-18, focusing on science, technology, research and innovation. Finalists from schools across the UK will display their innovative ideas for how to make life better, simpler or easier across 22 categories, and the winners will be announced during the TeenTech Awards Ceremony.
Committee members Rosie Jones, Anne-Lise Harding and Jonas Herriot will be the ILG representatives at the event, which will take place at the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) in London. The group has invited Joyce Martin, Director of JCS Online Resources, to be their VIP guest and fellow judge at the awards. The team will judge the Research and Information Literacy Award, which is sponsored by ILG and awarded to pupils in the 13-16 age range for the way they approach their research, their use of resources and expert opinion to inform their idea.
ILG has developed a set of Research Smarter resources to support students undertaking research, which cover the whole range of information literacy activities, from how to use search engines to protecting your own intellectual property.