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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 […]

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 […]


Blog post by Geoff Walton, Stéphane Goldstein and Emma Coonan, on behalf of the CILIP Information Literacy Group False news is everywhere in this post-truth world – We say, don’t be taken in; it’s time to question, question, question everything you read, see and hear. The most popular new word for 2016 is “post-truth” (according to the Oxford Dictionaries – […]

  This month sees a national celebration of lifelong learning in the form of the Festival of Learning 2016 (previously Adult Learners’ Week). Organisations across England hold events and ‘have-a-go’ activities from 1 May – 30 June to inspire people of any age and background to embrace learning and its power to affect positive change in their lives. “Whether you already love […]

Stephen Fry has given his support to public libraries by appearing in a new poster produced by the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP). My Library By Right is CILIP’s campaign to stand up for your legal rights to quality library services. The campaign calls on the UK Government and Local Authorities to follow their legal responsibilities to provide you with […]

The CILIP Information Literacy Group need your help to promote the importance of information literacy across all sectors! As practitioners in your respective fields, you could make a real difference in helping to communicate the value of information literacy to particular sectors and to society as a whole. You are invited to submit a short video (max. one minute) on […]

By now  you have probably heard about CILIP’s campaign, My Library By Right. You can find out more about it in their official press release from Wednesday 16th December. The CILIP Information Literacy Group  supports this campaign, which recognises the vital role public libraries play in developing information and digital literacy skills in the communities they serve. We encourage you […]