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
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:
- 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
- Bookending HE: supporting transition and transformation at both ends of the curriculum – Emma Coonan, Information Skills Librarian, University of East Anglia
- 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
The 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!