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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 […]



Each year the CILIP Information Literacy Group offers awards in Information Literacy : the Information Literacy Award and the Digital Award for Information Literacy. The former is open to all practitioners, researchers and academics working in any sector in the information literacy field within the United Kingdom. The winning individual or team will receive £500 for personal use and £500 for their nominated charity. The latter recognises […]

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The CILIP Conference (3-4 July 2019, Manchester) is one of the largest and most eagerly anticipated events in the library and information sector, and the CILIP Information Literacy Group is able to offer one full delegate place with one night’s accommodation as a bursary place. The CILIP Conference brings together around 500 professionals from across the sector to share experiences, […]

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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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What is your role on the committee? I am half of the Library & Information Schools Representative, job-sharing with Geoff Walton. When did you join and why? I joined the ILG when I was working as a teaching librarian in the United States because I was interested in the UK’s strong heritage of IL research and practice and wanted to […]

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A reminder that bookings are currently being taken for LILAC 2019, with the early bird rate only available until 2nd February 2019. The bookings for LILAC will close on Wednesday 3rd April 2019. The Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference will be hosted at the University of Nottingham between 24th-26th April 2019. A draft programme for the event is now available, plus […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group announces the Rowena Macrae-Gibson Student Award. The world of libraries lost a dedicated, hard-working and passionate librarian in October 2017, who served on the CILIP Information Literacy Group Committee for several years, most recently as our Deputy Chair. In recognition of Rowena’s commitment to the library profession and her championing of new professionals, the CILIP […]

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The winners of bursary places at LILAC: the Information Literacy Conference in Nottingham in April 2019 have been announced. To have a truly engaging conference, the CILIP Information Literacy Group and the conference organising committee believe we need delegates who bring a variety of perspectives and backgrounds. We therefore offer conference places to applicants in certain under-represented sectors and communities. Bursaries […]

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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. As ever, it includes the latest in IL research, including an investigation of information literacy as a measurable construct, and a project report that describes a collaborative effort between librarians, staff, local journalists and students discussing ‘fake […]

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Looking for an opportunity to become more involved with supporting information literacy? We’re recruiting to our committee! The CILIP Information Literacy Group have an exciting opportunity to join our team, in the role of Treasurer. We are looking for a dynamic and innovative individual to join our enthusiastic group, helping us to develop and build upon our successful work and […]