Darryl Toerien is Head of Library at Oakham School in Rutland. He serves on the National Committee of CILIP’s School Libraries Group (SLG) and the Board of the School Library Association (SLA), and has recently also been elected to the Section Standing Committee for School Libraries of IFLA. He was shortlisted for the Information Literacy Award in 2019 and was […]


In this guest post blog, Greg Walters discusses a new digital/information literacy framework and interactive learning object he has been a part of developing at the University of Glasgow (UofG). Greg is the Learning Technologist based at the UofG Library. He has been involved in the e-learning sector since 2005 and developed a range of under- and postgraduate online courses […]


In this guest post, Libby Tilley from the University of Cambridge outlines how her library colleagues are currently working in partnership across the library community to develop an Information Literacy Framework. It’s an exciting opportunity, both for libraries across an extremely devolved institutional structure, and for the wider University to explore how information literacy can impact teaching and learning. About […]

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) have launched their Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy. Their strategy aims to bring together the fields of information literacy and media literacy into a combined set of knowledge, skills and attitudes required for living and working in the 21st century. Media and Information Literacy recognizes the primary role of information […]

Further Education is a rapidly changing world and the events organised by the Council of Learning Resources in Colleges (CoLRiC) have an important part to play supporting service managers. This year’s events, hosted in London and Birmingham, were entitled “The Edge”, with a programme that reflected the “can do” attitude of presenters and delegates alike. Information literacy had a prominent […]

The definitions & models section of the website has been completely restructured and updated to reflect the latest thinking around information literacy, and related literacies. A New Curriculum for Information Literacy (ANCIL), digital literacy, metaliteracy and web literacy are covered for the first time. Information on more established definitions and models, such as the SCONUL Seven Pillars and the National Information Literacy […]

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 […]

Rebecca Mogg and Cathie Jackson offer their thoughts on the Welsh Information Literacy Project Closing Conference, which took place on Thursday, 26th March, 2015 at Glyndŵr University in Wrexham. This one-day event at Glyndwr University celebrated the achievements of the Welsh Information Literacy Project (WILP) as its funded work comes to a close. The importance of cross-sector collaboration Nancy Graham,  the outgoing Chair of […]

Alan Carbery, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s International (US) Representative, updates us on developments with the ACRL Information literacy Framework for Higher Education. During the recent American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter meeting in Chicago, the Board of Directors of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) voted to formally accept the new ACRL Information literacy Framework for Higher Education. The […]

The ACRL’s proposed new Framework for IL for HE is now in its third draft. They have also been updating the FAQ page. You have until 12th December to submit comments on the latest draft via their online form.