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What is your role on the committee? I am the Government representative, providing liaison for ILG and GIG. I have also recently stepped up to fill the position of Deputy Chair for the Information Literacy Group until March 2022. When did you join and why? I joined the committee in December 2015, as FE Representative. I had worked in the […]

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As part of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week (24 – 31 October 2021), the CILIP Information Literacy Group is promoting three exciting free events with Library and Information departments at UK universities. The paths, nodes and edges of information literacy research Thursday 28th October, 10am-11am UK time This event will provide insight into information literacy research that is […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group is pleased to host a “Shut Up and Write” session for HE or FE colleagues writing applications for Advance HE fellowships at Associate, Fellow and Senior Fellow level. Taking place on Monday, November 8th, this is a half-day online event providing time, space and guidance for HE or FE colleagues writing their applications. Date: Monday […]

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Continuing with our series welcoming the new members of the ILG Sub-Committee for New Professionals, we’d like to introduce David Smith. The purpose of this group is to bring together new library professionals and contribute towards the work of the Information Literacy Group. What is your role in the committee? I am a new member of the ILG New Professionals […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group have an exciting opening to join our team. We are recruiting for a Further Education (FE) representative to share their professional knowledge of their sector. This is a perfect opportunity for an FE Learning Resources professional to make a significant contribution to the group. We are looking for applicants who will be able to emphasise the […]

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The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL), the peer-reviewed open access journal published by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, is looking to appoint a new copy editor to join our team of copy editors. The role is voluntary but very rewarding, working with a friendly, enthusiastic team. “Copyediting for the Journal of Information Literacy offers the opportunity to use my copy editing skills […]

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The winners of this year’s FestivIL iSchool-sponsored student bursaries have written some excellent blog posts on their experiences of the event, which are available to read now on the iSchool blog: Chloe Bolsover, MA Library & Information Services Management Laura Barber, PhD student Rebecca Royston, MA Librarianship In addition, the FestivIL by LILAC event archive is now available on the LILAC […]

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In July 2021, the Department of Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) published its long-awaited Online Media Literacy Strategy. This is a significant development, as it is the first time that the UK Government has set out a strategic framework that addresses the know-how that people need to make sense of the online media world. It is also the first […]

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In this blog post, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Comms Team member, Louise Minta, reviews FestivIL by LILAC 2021. This was an online event spread over three days in July, organised by the LILAC Committee. Back in December 2020, the LILAC committee had to take the difficult decision to postpone LILAC: the Information Literacy Conference for the second year in […]

This post has been written for us by Alison Hicks, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy. I have to confess that I always thought the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) was doing pretty well on the open and inclusive scholarly publishing front; we have over ten years’ experience as a diamond open access journal, where articles are published freely […]