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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 […]

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2020


The eighth annual global celebration of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place from 24 to 31 October 2020, under the theme “Resisting Disinfodemic: Media and Information Literacy for everyone and, by everyone”. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Global MIL Week 2020 feature events will be fully online. To get involved and find out about events going […]



Stéphane Goldstein and Jane Secker discuss the ‘Digital Technology and the Resurrection of Trust’, June 2020 report from the House of Lords Select Committee on Democracy and Digital Technologies. “A country’s education system needs to prepare its people for their role as citizens. In the digital world, this means they need to be empowered to be critical, digitally literate consumers of […]

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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 […]

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Gianfranco Polizzi is a PhD researcher in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In addition, besides finishing his PhD, he is working as a Research Associate in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia, working on a project on digital resilience among pre-teens. That we […]

Information Literacy Awards


The CILIP Information Literacy Group are delighted to announce the shortlisted nominees for this year’s Information Literacy Award and the Digital Award for Information Literacy. Information Literacy Award 2020 The Information Literacy Award recognises an outstanding UK-based practitioner or researcher. The nominees for 2020 are: Elizabeth Hutchinson (Independent Adviser and Trainer for School Libraries) Anita Saycell (Aberystwyth University) Clare McCluskey-Dean […]

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Information professionals in the UK are playing an important role in helping universities to move to online teaching in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Jane Secker (City, University of London) and Yvonne Nobis (University of Cambridge) have created an editable, shared document to support Higher Education colleagues identify and share useful digital resources to support online learning. Your contributions to this […]

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Our latest guest post has kindly been provided by Alex Clegg, Communities Coordinator at Sense About Science, an independent charity that champions the public interest in sound science and ensures evidence is recognised in public life and policy making. A teacher at a conference I recently spoke at described how her pupils on their route from history to science class change their […]

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BBC Bitesize have today launched a great new resource to help children to identify fake news and misinformation. The Fact or Fake? website includes articles, video content and quizzes to help young people becoming more discerning about the information they engage with. It also includes content that relates to the current Coronavirus crisis. With misleading stories about Coronavirus and everything […]

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Information Innovation @ UTS is a seminar series from the Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) group at University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Video and audio recordings from their recent event, Digital Literacy Reconsidered, are now available. To be ‘digitally literate’ is supposedly a good thing – but what does it actually mean? – What does it mean for us as both […]