Publicity for UN's Pause campaign


The United Nations will mark World Social Media Day 2020 on June 30th by launching a new campaign to tackle misinformation and fake news called “Pause – Take care before you share”. The campaign’s pre-publicity emphasises the topical importance of addressing this issue: “We are in a moment of global reckoning, from the pandemic sweeping across the globe to worldwide […]

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Our latest guest post has kindly been provided by Alex Clegg, Communities Coordinator at Sense About Science, an independent charity that champions the public interest in sound science and ensures evidence is recognised in public life and policy making. A teacher at a conference I recently spoke at described how her pupils on their route from history to science class change their […]

Announcement


BBC Bitesize have today launched a great new resource to help children to identify fake news and misinformation. The Fact or Fake? website includes articles, video content and quizzes to help young people becoming more discerning about the information they engage with. It also includes content that relates to the current Coronavirus crisis. With misleading stories about Coronavirus and everything […]

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 […]

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CILIP’s annual Libraries Week celebrations (7-12 October 2019) will showcase how libraries have transformed their digital offer, featuring events and activities in more than 1,000 libraries across the UK. This October, communities and librarians across the country are taking part in a week-long celebration of the nation’s much-loved libraries. Libraries Week takes place between the 7th and 12th October 2019, and […]

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 […]

News


In this guest blog post, Philip Russell, Convenor of the Library Association of Ireland Literacies Committee and member of Media Literacy Ireland, provides an overview of the Be Media Smart Campaign (18th March – 7th April 2019). The Library Association of Ireland was approached in December 2018 by Media Literacy Ireland (MLI), with a view to how the Association could partner […]

Media Literacy


A new Irish public awareness campaign has been launched to coincide with European Media Literacy Week (18-22 March 2019), to help people identify sources of information that may be unreliable, as well as deliberately false or misleading information. The campaign will call on people of all ages to Be Media Smart and Stop, Think, and Check that information they see, […]

CILIP Definition of Information Literacy 2018


In this guest post blog, Rosie Jones, Deputy Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and Director of Library Services at the Open University, writes about her reflections on information literacy and senior leadership. I have been involved with the information literacy (IL) community for much of my professional career. I have always enjoyed the teaching element of librarianship and […]

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The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has released a statement on fake news. The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is deeply concerned about the phenomenon of ‘fake news’, and in particular the policy responses that aim to address it. This statement contains recommendations to governments and libraries, and will be accompanied by a toolkit […]