The latest issue of GKIM Matters, the joint journal from CILIP’s Government Information Group and the Network of Government Library and Information Specialists, features an article by Stéphane Goldstein on the topic of “Information Literacy in the Workplace”. The article considers what information literacy (IL) signifies in the workplace, and highlights the key findings of a significant and growing body of literature […]

Ellie Downes, Graduate Library Trainee at Aberystwyth University, provides details of a free Library TeachMeet event that they will be hosting on Thursday, June 9th, 2016. Event: Aber LibTeachMeet 2016 Venue: Medrus 1, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth Date: Thursday, June 9th, 11:00-15:00 Aber LibTeachMeet is coming on the 9th June, 2016!  This year’s theme is: How do libraries make you more employable? Amongst librarians […]

The Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) has developed a set of resources to support the community on the issues of employability and graduate skills. These resources include: Literature review This review examines the literature on current employability practice with a view to demonstrating the contribution of libraries to employability and the development of graduate attributes, situating libraries’ traditional […]

Stéphane Goldstein of InformAll provides an overview of the investigations and outcomes of the Determining the value of Information Literacy (DeVIL) project, which was funded by a CILIP Information Literacy Group research bursary. In an information-saturated, digital world, what are the benefits of employing people who are competent and confident in the way that they handle information and data? In […]

The CILIP Information Literacy Group and InformAll submitted a joint response to the July 2014 UK Digital Skills Task Force’s interim report, Digital Skills for Tomorrow’s World, which was authored by Maggie Philbin. The joint response argued that information literacy (IL) provides a vital underpinning to the acquisition of digital skills, and to the reduction in digital inclusion issues, that are envisaged […]

The CILIP Information Literacy Group are delighted to announce the funding of two very exciting, ground-breaking and innovative projects that will show how information is vitally important for citizenship and the workplace. “We believe that these projects will make a real difference to how we give young people the tools to become informed citizens and work colleagues the skills to exploit […]