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What is your role on the committee? I am the Information Literacy Group’s Deputy Chair and the LILAC conference Co-Chair When did you join and why? I have been on the LILAC committee since 2007 when the University I worked for hosted the conference, I have only just become the Deputy Chair for the IL Group. Information Literacy has always […]

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The Information Literacy website editorial team recently invited Anne-Lise Harding to write a blog post for the website in her capacity as the Further Education representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group Committee. In it she talks about information literacy in France and gives us a history lesson in the French education system and recent reforms. She invites us to consider some […]

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The Information Literacy website editorial team recently invited Dr. Jane Secker to write a blog post for the website in her capacity as chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group. In it she talks about the hard work that goes into running a special interest group; the new CILIP definition of information literacy; her new job at City, University of London; teaching […]

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I’m Jacqueline Geekie and I have been the Public Libraries Representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group since December 2014 when the opportunity arose approximately the same time as I won the Public Libraries bursary to attend LILAC.  I work in Aberdeenshire Libraries as the Information Literacy and Learning Librarian and have been in this post since April 2012.  I […]

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Kate Grigsby, Marketing and Communications Officer for the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG), has kindly provided a short report on the “Information Literacy (IL) Teaching for New(er) Professionals” workshop that took place in Sheffield on April 16th, 2018. On Monday 16th April in Sheffield, 21 information professionals attended a full day workshop on “IL for New(er) Professionals” facilitated by Jane […]

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The CILIP Conference is returning to Brighton on July 4th-5th 2018 with a fantastic line-up of keynote speakers, thought provoking seminars and essential workshops. Meet like-minded colleagues and make new connections for two days of knowledge sharing, discussion, debate and networking opportunities. The conference aims to leave you feeling inspired and passionate about the work that we do as professionals. […]



Catherine McManamon, Liaison Librarian at the University of Liverpool, has kindly provided a report on a recent Library TeachMeet event, which was hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University and sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group. It was a pleasure to welcome around 30 enthusiastic librarians and information professionals to our Library TeachMeet on Research Support. A lot is happening in the world of […]

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The final day of the 14th Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC 2018) at the University of Liverpool saw delegates enjoy a fascinating and entertaining keynote by David White, Head of Digital Learning at the University of the Arts London, on “Posthuman literacies: reframing relationships between information, technology and identity”, David’s talk explored notions of the technoself and how we can respond to students […]

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Rosie Jones and Lisa Jeskins have been appointed to the role of Deputy Co-chairs of the CILIP Information Literacy Group. Rosie is the Director of Library Services and OpenLearn at The Open University and Lisa Jeskins is a freelance trainer, coach and consultant. They first worked together in 2003 at Manchester Metropolitan University Library and have been working together on […]

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LILAC 2018 continued yesterday at the University of Liverpool. In the morning, Ola Pilerot, senior lecturer at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS), University of Borås, delivered a stimulating keynote speech on ‘Putting theory to work in practice: Unpacking information literacy with a conceptual toolbox from library and information science’. Ola considered the relationship between information literacy practice […]