The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) will be represented at the TeenTech Awards Final on Monday, June 24th, as committee members take part in judging the Research and Information Literacy Award. TeenTech is an award-winning, industry-led initiative, co-founded by Maggie Philbin OBE (BBC Tomorrow’s World) and Chris Dodson OBE. TeenTech runs initiatives across the UK for young people aged 8-18, focusing […]



The latest issue of the Journal of Information Literacy, the international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has just been published. As ever, it includes the latest in IL research including articles on the use of the Philosophy for Children method in library programming in ‘Shaking up story time’; research into ‘What academics really think about information literacy’ from […]



The International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars (Icepops) is now just a few weeks away! Bookings will close on Friday 14th June, so make sure you book your place soon. The event will take place at the University of Edinburgh on 26th June 2019. The draft programme is now available, and includes keynotes from Simon Anderson and Charlie Farley, […]

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The final keynote of LILAC 2019 was by Allison Littlejohn, who has recently moved from the Open University to become Dean (Learning & Teaching) of the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow. Allison thinks of librarians as being a keystone species in Higher Education, meaning that without them Universities would be in serious trouble. Allison talked about MOOCs and […]

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  Thursday’s keynote was by Ruth Carlyle, Head of Library & Knowledge Services and Technology Enhanced Learning across the Midlands and the East of England. Ruth spoke about the vital importance of health literacy, which is where information literacy gets real as it’s about life choices. It’s essential to make sure that people have access to health information that can be […]

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As the first day of LILAC 2019 draws to an end, here’s a quick summary of the first keynote. The first keynote was by Sandeep Mahal, Director of UNESCO Nottingham City of Literature. Sandeep asked us to tweet a book we are currently reading or one that has had a profound influence on us (see #lilac19). She showed us the […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, April 25th at LILAC 2019 at the University of Nottingham. The group’s Annual Report for 2018/19 will be formally presented at the meeting. Date: Thursday 25th April 2019 Time: 12.45-13.15 Venue: Engineering and Science Learning Centre, Room B08, University of Nottingham Chair: Jane Secker Attendance at the AGM is free and open to all ILG […]



The CILIP Information Literacy Group currently has a number of vacancies on its Website Editorial Team, and is recruiting now! We are looking for three dynamic and committed individuals to join our team and help us make further exciting developments to this website. We would welcome applicants from all sectors, including new professionals and students who have a particular interest in promoting information literacy. […]

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In this blog post, Stéphane Goldstein, Executive Director of InformAll and Advocacy and Outreach Officer of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, describes the TeenTech Awards day at Buckingham Palace, which he attended at the end of February 2019. Spending an afternoon at Buckingham Palace isn’t a usual part of my working life, but that’s where I found myself on an unseasonably warm […]

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The Icepops 2019 (International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars) draft programme is now available! Icepops 2019 will be held at the South Halls Venue, University of Edinburgh on Wednesday 26th June 2019. There are optional tours of  St Cecilia’s Hall, a Georgian Music Hall in Edinburgh, and the opportunity to attend the meeting of the international […]