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CILIP has released a statement on Covid-19. This statement emphasises the importance of information literacy in combatting disinformation on Covid-19 and helping people make informed choices during this difficult time. There is a call to create a national public programme to support this: “We urge the Government to work with CILIP to bring forward a public programme of support for […]

Information Literacy Group


The CILIP Information Literacy Group has today released a statement relating to the role of library and knowledge specialists in moving education and training online. Introduction by Dr Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group Information literacy is a key part of the work of many library and information professionals and is defined as: “….the ability to think […]



CILIP Information Literacy Group Chair Jane Secker reports on her talk with Advocacy & Outreach Officer Stéphane Goldstein at the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), event on “Critical thinking in an age of disinformation and fake news’. On 28th October, Stéphane Goldstein and I were invited to speak at an RSA regional event in Durham, […]

Event


CILIP Information Literacy Group Chair Jane Secker and Advocacy & Outreach Officer Stéphane Goldstein will be the guest speakers at RSA Durham’s free event on “Critical thinking in an age of disinformation and fake news’, which will take place at Ushaw College, Durham, on Monday, October 28th, 2019. Stéphane and Jane, who are both Fellows of the RSA (Royal Society for […]

Research


Dr. Julian McDougall is the Head of the Centre for Media Practice (CEMP) at the University of Bournemouth. He runs a doctoral programme for teachers, edits a journal – Media Practice and Education, and convenes an international conference each year called the Media Education Summit. In this post he talks about fake news and disinformation, discussing a CEMP project addressing this […]



In this guest post, Sarah Pavey, joint School Representative of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, blogs about a new government initiative to teach school children about fake news and confirmation bias, and questions whether this is the right approach, where it fits in the curriculum, and who should teach it. Education Secretary Damien Hinds last week announced that “Teachers will […]

News


In this guest blog post, Philip Russell, Convenor of the Library Association of Ireland Literacies Committee and member of Media Literacy Ireland, provides an overview of the Be Media Smart Campaign (18th March – 7th April 2019). The Library Association of Ireland was approached in December 2018 by Media Literacy Ireland (MLI), with a view to how the Association could partner […]

Media Literacy


A new Irish public awareness campaign has been launched to coincide with European Media Literacy Week (18-22 March 2019), to help people identify sources of information that may be unreliable, as well as deliberately false or misleading information. The campaign will call on people of all ages to Be Media Smart and Stop, Think, and Check that information they see, […]



Registration is now open for Empowering Yourself in a Post-Truth World, a new Open edX MOOC developed by colleagues from SUNY Albany and SUNY Empire State College who work together as part of the Metaliteracy Learning Collaborative. This six-week Open edX MOOC starts on March 18, 2019, The course examines how to address post-truth challenges through the lens of metaliteracy while […]

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In this guest post, Sarah Pavey talks about her personal experience of disinformation. Have you ever told a little white lie? Hands up who hasn’t! Have you ever told a little white lie in order to make yourself look better in the eyes of others? Be honest! Mostly this has no consequence, however these days that little white lie mentioned […]