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, including the shift to online […]

Research


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, since they first began being […]



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 best of times are really […]

Coffee Meeting


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 a key role and we […]

Palace of Westminster


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 meeting.  This is a unique […]

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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 public programme of support for […]

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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 as we all struggle to […]

News


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 the context of Covid-19-related misinformation. […]

IFLA


IFLA has produced a COVID-19 edition of their popular How To Spot Fake News infographic, with a stronger focus on some of the issues encountered around the pandemic – especially the need to check with other sources – and recognition of the fact that much news today spreads through conversations on social media. “With fighting misinformation around COVID-19 a key […]

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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 […]