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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 […]



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 […]



Last month saw the launch of the Great School Libraries campaign – a three year campaign spearheaded by SLA, CILIP SLG and CILIP. The campaign has three aims: to secure school library funding to produce a national framework for school libraries recognition of school libraries within the Ofsted framework. Great School Libraries are excited to announce that they have sourced […]

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The UK General Election may now be several weeks behind us, but CILIP’s #FactsMatter campaign continues! Help us “take a stand” and promote information literacy for all. Nick Poole, Chief Executive of CILIP, and colleagues from the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) were on hand at the recent CILIP Conference 2017 in Manchester to promote the ongoing campaign and to […]

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With only two days to go until voting day in the UK General Election, here’s a timely reminder about CILIP’s #FactsMatter campaign! You can support the initiative in a number of ways, including sharing widely the infographic below on making informed political decisions, or why not post a picture of yourself with the Facts Matter banner on social media? CILIP’s […]

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CILIP and the Information Literacy Group have today launched a fantastic new infographic on making informed political decisions, as part of the #FactsMatter campaign. Please share it widely! CILIP’s #FactsMatter campaign for the General Election asks political parties and candidates to endorse the vital role of facts and evidence in public life. We all share a responsibility to be good consumers of news and information in political […]