Covid-19

New issue of the Journal of Information Literacy!

The latest issue of the Journal of Information Literacy, the international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, is now available. The full contents of volume 16, issue 1 are listed below, with direct links to the articles: Editorial A difference that matters: Disability activism, scholarship and community Alison Hicks Research articles (peer-reviewed articles) …

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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Information Literacy and COVID-19 – Reminder

This is just a reminder about the call for papers for the special issue of the Journal of Information Literacy about IL and Covid-19. The full announcement is below and can also be found at Call for Papers: Special Issue on Information Literacy and COVID-19 | Journal of Information Literacy We’d really love to hear about any …

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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Information Literacy and COVID-19

Re-posted from the Journal of Information Literacy. Original post was dated 28 March 2021. It has now been over a year since the world first started dealing with the immense challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic. During this time, information literacy has helped communities to deal with disruption to everyday, workplace, health, and education contexts, …

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Research

Resources for tackling vaccine misinformation

In this blog post, Pip Divall, Clinical Librarian Service Manager at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Health Sector rep, gathers together useful resources for tackling Covid-19 vaccine misinformation during the global pandemic.   The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines has been rapid during the first few months of 2021, …

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Students and academic reading during the pandemic

This post has been written by the Information Literacy Group’s Chair, Jane Secker. Many of us have struggled to read academic books and longer pieces of writing during the pandemic. But how are students currently studying for at university fairing when it comes to academic reading? Academic texts, perhaps never the most accessible at the …

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Everyday information literacy research and researcher wellbeing

This post has been written for us by Alison Hicks, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy. [Warning- focuses on questions of grief and bereavement linked to COVID] Everyday life forms an important topic within information literacy research. The CILIP definition positions everyday life as one of the key contexts in which information literacy plays …

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What is your understanding of Information Literacy and do you think it helps when reviewing evidence during the pandemic?

Jacqueline Geekie, the Public Libraries Representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group, recently asked question (by proxy) about information literacy and the pandemic in Parliament. I was recently invited to attend an Evidence Week Event by Sense about Science who brought together members of the public to ask questions of their MP in a virtual …

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CILIP calls for public programme of support for information literacy due to Covid-19

CILIP has released a statement on Covid-19. This statement emphasises the importance of information literacy in combatting disinformation on Covid-19 and helping people make informed choices during this difficult time. There is a call to create a national public programme to support this: “We urge the Government to work with CILIP to bring forward a …

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Health Literacy Month

The Information Literacy Group’s Health Sector Rep, Pip Divall, has written a guest post about Health Literacy Month. October is Health Literacy Month across the globe. The aim is to promote the importance of understandable health information for all, since its foundation in 1999. Understanding health information has become essential in the past few months …

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News

Event: “News: consumption, engagement, and misinformation”

Ofcom’s Making Sense of Media Network is holding a virtual event on Friday 30 October, 10 – 11am, on “News: consumption, engagement, and misinformation”. This event takes place during UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy week. The Network will present key findings from their recent research on news consumption and attitudes, both more broadly and in …

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