Laura Woods is a Subject Librarian at the University of Huddersfield. What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? In the autumn term of 2020, we ran a series of online drop-ins for students, using Microsoft Teams. We ran one per month, each on a specific theme: October – “Meet Your Librarian”: introductory Q&A […]


Adam Edwards and Vanessa Hill of the Sheppard Library, Middlesex University, have kindly provided us with a guest post on the development of their teaching practice and the innovative approaches and resources they use when supporting the development of their students’ information literacy skills. Game On: Enhancing engagement, interaction and reflection in library workshops – Adam Edwards and Vanessa Hill (The […]


Sarah George is a subject librarian at the University of Bradford. In 2017 she gained National Teaching Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) for recognition of the information literacy work that she is carrying out in her workplace. Such information literacy work allows librarians working in Higher Education to apply to the HEA to seek accreditation for their teaching. Read […]

Dr. Tracy Dix of the Leicester Learning Institute introduces her winning entry at LILAC 2017’s popular Lagadothon event. The Harvard Referencing Game was created to help users engage with what is often seen as a very dry subject. Her prototype adapted the 1980s arcade game ‘Frogger’, with each book representing an element in a reference, such as author’s name, year or title, that needs to […]

Dr Charles Inskip (UCL Department of Information Studies, and Dr Sophia Donaldson (UCL Careers, introduces what the Lagadothon did to help their ‘On The Move’ ILG-funded project. In her recent overview of workplace information literacy, Alison Head, leader of the influential Project Information Literacy, said there is “a significant learning gap between what information skills students are taught […]

Jess Haigh, Subject Librarian for the University of Huddersfield’s School of Education and Professional Development, introduces TeachKits – packaged ideas and materials for academic skills and information literacy teaching – which she co-designed with fellow Huddersfield colleague and National Teaching Fellow, Andrew Walsh, and entered into LILAC 2017’s popular Lagadothon event.  The teaching packs for information literacy instruction idea came from […]

The Information Literacy website editorial team is looking for case studies on how information literacy is developed and applied. We want examples from all sectors and we will accept a variety of formats. Full details can be found in our case study guidelines. Come and visit us on the ILG stand during LILAC to discuss your case study idea. You […]

New, updated information about information literacy in the health sector is now live on the CILIP IL website. Dr. Marc Forster, Health Sector representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group, explains what information literacy means for health libraries. Marc explains the role of the information professional in supporting IL and there are examples of IL teaching resources for the health […]