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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. […]



The Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) conference is now open for registration! WILU is Canada’s annual information literacy conference. In 2017, it is being hosted at the University of Alberta in Edmonton between 23rd and 25th May 2017. The theme of the 46th conference is ‘Engage, Expand and Explore’: Engage: How do we engage with and beyond our communities? […]

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The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) and The Right Information, the Scottish Information Literacy Community of Practice, held a Digital and Information Literacy Symposium on Friday 18th November 2016 in Glasgow. The seminar examined the relevance of digital and information literacy in relation to health, education, housing, employability and welfare reform. Presentations from the day focused on: Information literacy […]