News


In our latest guest post, Amy Haworth, Service Development Manager at the University Library, University of Sheffield, introduces a project exploring the transition of students entering university with qualifications other than A levels, which led to the development of a suite of pre-entry Information Literacy and Digital Literacy tutorials. This blog post was originally featured on the University of Sheffield […]

Webinar


In this guest post blog, Greg Walters discusses a new digital/information literacy framework and interactive learning object he has been a part of developing at the University of Glasgow (UofG). Greg is the Learning Technologist based at the UofG Library. He has been involved in the e-learning sector since 2005 and developed a range of under- and postgraduate online courses […]



Dr Konstantina (Dina) Martzoukou and Katrina Woods of Robert Gordon University would like to invite you to ‘Mindsets: Information, Digital & Media Literacy’, an open network that is available via OneHE. To join the ‘Mindsets’ network please visit: http://eepurl.com/ge1caT ‘Mindsets’ is an open online network, which aims to engage educators, students, librarians, learning/ teaching support professionals and policy-makers in critical discussions and […]

Announcement


JCS Online Resources has issued a call for lightning talk proposals for its forthcoming conference on “Digital Literacy in Schools: Building Capabilities”, which will take place in Birmingham on November 29th-30th, 2019. The organisation welcomes submissions from representatives from any sector or organisation with knowledge, expertise, advice, guidance on any aspect of the theme. The Lightning Talk sessions will last […]



This summary, written by Lindsay McKrell, Team Leader for Libraries and Archives, Stirling Council, and Angela Short, Digital Inclusion Officer, describes a recently completed research project, funded by the CILIP ILG bursary scheme, with additional financial support from the Scottish Government. Public library digital participation programmes – the impact on employability Work IT is a flexible programme of digital support for employability […]



The Council of Europe is currently conducting a survey that is looking for examples of activities and projects that promote media and information literacy (MIL) skills linked to quality journalism. Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, are encouraging those of you who know of, or are responsible for, such projects to respond to the survey if you can, as the output […]

Event


Bookings are now being taken for the first JCS conference on Friday 30th November 2018 at Aston University (Conference Aston), the theme of which is: From Digital Literacy to Independent Learning: challenges and opportunities for librarians and teachers. Dr Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, will be one of the keynote speakers at the event. JSC’s introduction to the event: “Digital literacy skills […]

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An interim report on disinformation and fake news by the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee was published on July 24th, 2018. Stéphane Goldstein, Advocacy and Outreach Officer of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has provided his initial reflections on the report’s relevance to the digital literacy agenda in an InformAll blog post, which he has kindly given […]

Event


A very limited number of places are still available for the Spotlight on Digital Capabilities conference taking place at the University of Warwick on 15th-16th May, 2018. The event is being organised by the Digital Capabilities Group of UCISA (Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association), and this year has the theme of “From theory to action”. Date:                       Tuesday 15 – […]

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In January 2017, the UK government set up an inquiry into ‘fake news’, with the objective of investigating ways to combat ‘the growing phenomenon of widespread dissemination… and acceptance as fact of stories of uncertain provenance or accuracy’.[1] In this article, we argue that any solution to this issue must include a substantial educational element, and that universities are excellently […]