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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Stéphane Goldstein, Advocacy and Outreach Officer for the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has kindly allowed us to reproduce his recent blog post, which was first published on the InformAll website. As previously reported here, the UK Parliament is running an inquiry into fake news. During 2017, the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee collected written submissions from interested […]

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Katie Nicholas, Knowledge Officer at Health Education England, has kindly provided a report and her personal reflections on the Health Information Study Day that took place in Leeds on July 10th, 2017, as part of Health Information Week. The free event was open to all library knowledge service staff working in healthcare and public library services across England. There were over 60 […]



The European Association for Health Information and Libraries conference will take place in Cardiff, Wales in July 2018. One of the conference themes is ‘information for the public and consumer health’ and the organisers are inviting individuals to submit abstracts for this theme on the topic of ‘Health Literacy and Digital Literacy – making public information simple’. Please see below for more […]

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The Copyright Cortex, a new online resource on copyright and digital cultural heritage, will be launched at a special event at the British Library from 5-7pm on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017. The resource has been produced through collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast and CREATe at the University of Glasgow, with the support of CILIP – the Library and Information Association, the Libraries and Archives […]

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Stéphane Goldstein, Advocacy and Outreach Officer of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and Executive Director of InformAll, outlines our recent submission to the inquiry into fake news that is being conducted by the House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport. In January 2017, the House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport launched an inquiry into fake news. […]