Digital Literacy – librarians, staff and students – where are we now? Are we supporting our own and the digital literacy of users as technology and education moves forward apace?   In the morning, Charlie Inskip (Department of Information Studies, UCL) will give us  an overview on evolving digital literacy competencies, and Sally Patalong (Coventry University) will talk us through making […]

Sarah Mcnicol will be running a free, half day workshop, 1300-1600, at Manchester Metropolitan University, on critical literacy for school librarians. Critical literacy has been described as a ‘new basic’. It is a set of skills, dispositions and strategies intended to enable students “to challenge text and life as we know it” (McLaughlin & DeVoogd). This half day session will […]

Staffordshire University is to host a free Library TeachMeet event, sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, with the aim of sharing how to incorporate digital literacy into teaching and learning. Event: Staffordshire University Digital Literacy Library TeachMeet – Sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group Where: Alfred Bolton Room, Thompson Library, Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, ST4 2DE. When: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014, 1.15pm-4pm. […]

Developing Digital Literacy Skills A webinar with Iain Baird, Academic Librarian at Teesside University Thursday, 20th November 2014, 5:00-6:00 pm Free! Places limited to 25 On 20th November, ARLG North-East is sponsoring a free webinar hosted by Iain, in which he will share his experiences of leading a change management project to develop CPD materials for academic staff to enhance […]

Pioneering project receives funding to tackle digital exclusion in the North East The ‘Go Digital Newcastle: Connecting Our City’ project will work with government, local charities and community groups to allow digitally isolated residents to access online services and gain digital literacy skills. The  CILIP Information Literacy Group is giving £6,000 to fund a pioneering scheme bringing together public and commercial […]

‘Web Science: How the Web is Changing the World’ starts on the 6th October 2014 through the FutureLearn platform. The Web has changed the World since its invention by Tim Berners-Lee 25 years ago. From education to the economy, everything has been changed by the digital revolution. As a result, the relationship we have with information and media has evolved and […]

The University of Manchester Library have launched an innovative suite of interactive e-learning resources covering a variety of information literacy and academic skills topics, which are freely available for use under a Creative Commons licence. These online resources are highly interactive, using diverse and practical learning activities throughout each resource to provide frequent opportunities for users to practise relevant skills […]

The organisers of this CILIP IL Group-sponsored event have kindly provided the following report: Wednesday 22nd January was the inaugural CILIP ILG sponsored Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) LibTeachMeet. This saw a sold out gathering of 50 folks from around the country stuffing biscuits and snaffling the many freebies (kindly provided by numerous library suppliers) together in a room in the […]

The Information Literacy Journal Club is an online discussion group focusing on information literacy and other aspects of user education. Everyone is welcome to participate, whether you are a current student of ILS, an established information professional or just generally interested in the subject area. The Club’s next online blog-comment meeting takes place at 8-9 pm UK time (times elsewhere in […]

BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT – have recently launched their Digital Literacy for Life programme with a remit to engage with government, schools, employers and other organisations to develop and deliver digital literacy education, policy and research. The BCS provide a definition of digital literacy as being: ‘Those capabilities that mean an individual is fit for living, learning […]