Research supervisors can play a crucial role in the effective imparting of relevant skills, knowledge and understanding. But in reality, they often are not able, well-equipped or even predisposed to play such a rolein realtion to information literacy. RIN are pleased to announce that they have awarded a study into how supervisors support research students development of information literacy. The study is being undertaken by a partnership between Curtis+Cartwright Consulting and Cardiff University. The work is being undertaken between January and June 2011.