The Library and Information Research journal has put out a call for papers for a special issue of this journal focussing on strategic and policy making issues in information literacy, both in the UK and worldwide. It is due for publication in September – October 2016.  Please see the further details below.   CALL FOR PAPERS – SPECIAL ISSUE, LIBRARY […]

The CILIP Information Literacy Group is joining forces with the Tinder Foundation to host two events focused on digital inclusion and developing digital literacies. The events will bring together public library colleagues with IL practitioners in Higher Education (HE) and Further Education (FE) to share experience and knowledge around teaching digital literacies.  The CILIP IL Group are inviting expressions of interest from […]

Rebecca Mogg, Deputy Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has kindly provided a report on the Innovative Learning: Driving Educational Change event that took place at the Manchester Conference Centre on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015. Being a librarian, the vast majority of events I attend are for librarians and these are usually focused on information literacy.  So I was really […]

On Monday, June 22nd, 2015, the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) sent a team of judges to the Royal Society to take part in the TeenTech Awards. The Group Chair, Jane Secker, was joined by Rebecca Jones, Geoff Walton and Darren Flynn, who were part of a wider group of ILG committee members asked to judge a new award for Research and […]

Event: Librarians developing digital literacies Venue: Hadyn Ellis Building, Cardiff University, Cathays Park, Cardiff. CF24 4HQ. Date: Friday, July 17th, 2015, 10:00-16:00 A free event (refreshments and lunch provided) kindly sponsored by CILIP Cymru Wales and the CILIP Information Literacy Group. We are pleased to invite you to attend this exciting event organised by librarians from Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum (WHELF) and the Great […]

InformAll, are running a webinar on Digital Literacy for Online Collaborative Design on Monday 11 May, from 16:00 to 17:00 GMT.  The webinar will be led by Dr Mark Childs, from Coventry University. The event is free to join, and further details can be found here: . Description (from the InformAll Website): This webinar offers educators an opportunity to discover and discuss […]

The House of Lords Digital Skills Committee published its report “Make or Break: The UK’s Digital Future” in February.  On behalf of members, CILIP submitted evidence to the Committee last September. The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) and InformALL have been taking a look at its recommendations and have found that, whilst it makes an important contribution to the debate about how […]

Jacqueline Geekie, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Public Library Representative, offers her thoughts on the recent Sieghart panel independent report on public libraries. I have been reflecting on the Sieghart Report and how this fits in with my roles as Information Literacy and Learning Librarian for Aberdeenshire Libraries and as the Public Library Representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group. […]

Registration is now open  for the 44th annual WILU (Workshop for Instruction in Library Use) conference, taking place in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, from June 15-17, 2015. The theme of this year’s conference is Sea Change: Transforming Learning.  The conference organisers are inspired by the ideas of change, growth, and transformation, and of teaching’s role in helping to transform others. The theme also relates […]

The CILIP Information Literacy Group, in partnership with the TeenTech initiative, is delighted to announce a new award for 11-16 year olds that will recognise excellence in research and information literacy. The Research and Information Literacy Award will celebrate how well young people can dispel the ‘Google Generation’ myth and show that they can be truly information literate researchers as they […]