Information Literacy at the CILIP Conference 2017

The CILIP Conference 2017 will take place in Manchester on July 5th and 6th, with information literacy a prominent theme at this year’s event.
On day one of the conference, Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG)< and Senior Lecturer at City University, London, and Chris Morrison, Copyright and Licensing Compliance Officer, University of Kent, will be running a workshop based on Copyright: the Card Game

The schedule for day two of the conference includes an Information Literacy Seminar chaired by Stéphane Goldstein, Executive Director of InformAll and Advocacy and Outreach Officer for the ILG.

Emma Coonan, Editor of the Journal of Information Literacy, will be speaking as part of this strand, and Dr Konstantina Martzoukou, Senior Lecturer / PG Programme Leader Information Management at Robert Gordon University, will be talking about her ILG-funded project on Syrian refugees and information literacy.

The seminar schedule includes:

  1. Beyond “Grey in Sepia”: Empowering the everyday life information literacy of Syrian new Scots – Dr Konstantina Martzoukou, Senior Lecturer / PG Programme Leader Information Management, Robert Gordon University
  2. Bookending HE: supporting transition and transformation at both ends of the curriculum – Emma Coonan, Information Skills Librarian, University of East Anglia
  3. The epidemic of misinformation about vaccines – Dr Pauline Paterson, Research Fellow and co-director of The Vaccine Confidence Project, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Information Literacy Group logoThe CILIP Information Literacy Group will also have a stand at the conference. Come along and meet our treasurer, Elaine Sykes, and find out about our TeenTech resource sheets, our role in the #FactsMatter campaign, or to ask any questions you might have about the group’s activities and how to get involved. We will also be creating a “tree of information literacy” and there will be a wide array of freebies available for visitors to our stand!

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