What is your role on the committee? I’m the Deputy Chair of the ILG. When did you join and why? I joined the ILG when it was first established as a sub-group of the Community Services Special Interest Group in 2004. My role at Cardiff University included information literacy development and so I was keen to get involved in the […]

What is your role on Committee? I am the sector rep for Further Education. When did you join and why? I joined the committee in summer 2013. I have been interested in information literacy for many years, firstly as subject librarian and then as a service manager. I was already a member of the CoLRic committee when I became FE […]

The UK Digital Skills Taskforce launched its interim report ‘Digital Skills for Tomorrow’s World’ in July 2014. The following response has been written by Jane Secker, from the CILIP Information Literacy Group, and Stéphane Goldstein from InformAll. We welcome the publication of this report that highlights the need to equip people with the abilities to survive in the digital world. […]

CoPILOT (Community of Practice for Information Literacy Online Teaching) are now taking bookings for a free workshop on Open Educational Resources (OERs) in Cardiff on November 24th. Event: CoPILOT workshop on Open Educational Resources (OERs) When: Monday, November 24th, 2014, 09:00-16:00 Where: Cardiff University , Sir Martin Evans Building, Cathays Park Campus The aim of the day is to give the participants a practical […]

Staffordshire University is to host a free Library TeachMeet event, sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, with the aim of sharing how to incorporate digital literacy into teaching and learning. Event: Staffordshire University Digital Literacy Library TeachMeet – Sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group Where: Alfred Bolton Room, Thompson Library, Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, ST4 2DE. When: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014, 1.15pm-4pm. […]

The CILIP Information Literacy Group is to provide a free training event for the sharing of good information and digital literacy practice for librarians and information professionals working in school and Further Education settings. Event: Active IL in the classroom: Info Lit workshop and TeachMeet for schools and FE Where: Library of Birmingham When: Monday, December 8th, 2014, 10am – […]

The CILIP Information Literacy Group is sponsoring a free one-day event on developing a blended learning skills programme. The event will be run by Jennie Blake and Jade Kelsall from the University of Manchester Library, home of the award-winning My Learning Essentials programme launched in September 2013. Workshop: Developing a Blended Learning Skills Programme Venue: Alan Gilbert Learning Commons, University […]

Pioneering project receives funding to tackle digital exclusion in the North East The ‘Go Digital Newcastle: Connecting Our City’ project will work with government, local charities and community groups to allow digitally isolated residents to access online services and gain digital literacy skills. The  CILIP Information Literacy Group is giving £6,000 to fund a pioneering scheme bringing together public and commercial […]

What is your role on the committee? I’m the Treasurer of the ILG. When did you join and why? I joined ILG as Treasurer in January 2012. I’ve been a manager of Manchester Metropolitan University’s (MMU) InfoSkills (IL) programme for a number of years and I’d spoken at several conferences (including LILAC) on what we were doing in IL at the […]

What is your role on the committee? I’m the Secretary of the ILG. When did you join and why? I was elected as Secretary in summer 2013. I’ve been interested in Information Literacy since starting my second professional post as a subject librarian (I was “weekend librarian” previously) and suddenly found the teaching of information skills a central part of […]