Information Literacy Group

The CILIP Information Literacy Group has today released a statement relating to the role of library and knowledge specialists in moving education and training online. Introduction by Dr Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group Information literacy is a key part of the work of many library and information professionals and is defined as: “….the ability to think […]

Information Literacy Group

The CILIP Information Literacy Group currently has a number of vacancies on its revamped Communications 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 our communications activity across a range of platforms, including this website, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, and more. We would welcome applicants from all sectors, […]


BBC Bitesize have released new content for their Fact or Fake strand this week, including a fake news glossary, new animation highlighting tell-tale signs of fake accounts and fresh faces to take on the Fact or Fake quiz. New content highlights on the website include: 1) Have a go at the quiz – can you spot the facts from the […]

Icepops (International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars)

Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has announced the publication of a new edition of the Icepops Annual for 2020.  Icepops: the International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars, is devised by Chris Morrison and Jane Secker (the UK Copyright Literacy team) and is run in conjunction with the CILIP Information Literacy Group,  We were really disappointed to have […]

Coffee Meeting

What is your role on the committee? I am taking over the role of Further Education Sector Representative for the ILG. When did you join and why? I was accepted onto the committee in February 2020, shortly before the Covid-19 lockdown began – I haven’t met the committee in person at time of writing! I decided to apply for this […]

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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. The full contents of volume 14, issue 1 is listed below: Editorial Scaffolding change – Alison Hicks Peer reviewed articles Training the trainer to embed IL into curricula – Michael Flierl, Rachel Fundator, Jason Reed, Bethany McGowan, Chao […]


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 […]

Information Literacy Awards

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 […]

Health literacy

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 […]

Connected World

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 […]