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The CILIP Information Literacy Group is working with BBC Bitesize to help with the teaching of fake news and misinformation. The Fact or Fake campaign contains resources for secondary school pupils on how they can spot fake news or misinformation when they are using their smartphones and mobile devices in the 24/7/365 information society. Finding information that is trustworthy and […]

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We are delighted to announce the winners of the Information Literacy Awards for 2020! Due to the unavoidable cancellation of LILAC 2020, this year’s award results are being announced online. However, the winners of both awards will be invited to attend a formal presentation at LILAC 2021 in Manchester. Winner of the Information Literacy Award for 2020: Clare McCluskey-Dean, York St John […]

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The Information Literacy Group are delighted to have commissioned this blog post on the importance of information literacy and its relationship to health literacy. Ruth Carlyle was one of the keynote speakers at LILAC 2019, which took place in April 2019 at the University of Nottingham, and is extremely well placed to write this post. A recording of her presentation is available […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) are keen to help share useful resources relating to information literacy in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak. With this in mind, Stéphane Goldstein, Advocacy and Outreach Officer for ILG, has compiled an initial list of resources that we have published on a dedicated page on this site. The list includes: relevant blog posts; sources […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) Annual General Meeting will take place online on Monday, April 6th, 2020. The group’s Annual Report for 2019/20 will be formally presented at the meeting. Date: Monday, April 6th Time: 12:00-13:00 (BST) Venue: Online Chair: Jane Secker Attendance at the AGM is free and open to all ILG members. If you would like to join us for the online meeting, […]

Information Literacy Awards


The CILIP Information Literacy Group are delighted to announce the shortlisted nominees for this year’s Information Literacy Award and the Digital Award for Information Literacy. Information Literacy Award 2020 The Information Literacy Award recognises an outstanding UK-based practitioner or researcher. The nominees for 2020 are: Elizabeth Hutchinson (Independent Adviser and Trainer for School Libraries) Anita Saycell (Aberystwyth University) Clare McCluskey-Dean […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) Annual General Meeting was due to take place during LILAC 2020 at Manchester Metropolitan University. Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the conference has now been cancelled, but the AGM will still go ahead. The AGM will now take place online on Monday, April 6th using Zoom. The group’s Annual Report for 2019/20 will […]



Sarah Pavey, Independent Consultant & Trainer and joint Schools Representative for the Information Literacy Group, suggests some worthwhile tasks for information professionals in the schools sector who are now working from home. Many of my contacts in education work in school libraries and now have to work remotely, which makes things a bit difficult. When the announcement was made that schools […]

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We in the Information Literacy Group committee are aware of the significant concerns raised by many members of our community around a recent article published in Information Professional. We know also that many of our members and supporters have been waiting for us to address these concerns. We chose not to make an official Group response on social media around this […]

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Bookings are now being taken for a workshop in Sheffield on Friday, May 1 on Approaches to Teaching Information Literacy in Practice. Led by experienced trainers (and Information Literacy Group Committee Members) Dr. Jane Secker and Sarah Pavey, this half-day, interactive workshop will enable attendees to understand the terminology of information literacy, critical literacy and digital literacy, and how they […]