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In this guest blog post, Anne-Lise Harding shares some of the practitioner research she has carried out during her first year working in the House of Commons library with Select Committees, and the specificities of their information literacy needs. Anne-Lise is Senior Liaison Librarian at the House of Commons and the Government Libraries Sector Representative for the Information Literacy Group. […]

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In July 2021, the Department of Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) published its long-awaited Online Media Literacy Strategy. This is a significant development, as it is the first time that the UK Government has set out a strategic framework that addresses the know-how that people need to make sense of the online media world. It is also the first […]

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Sarah Pavey, Schools Representative for the Information Literacy Group, considers recent curriculum reforms in Scotland and Wales and their implications for information literacy and for school librarians. The current COVID-19 pandemic has perhaps spurred some education bodies to reflect on the efficiency of their curricula and the intended learning outcomes. The necessary replacement of formal examinations with teacher assessment has […]

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Anne-Lise Harding is the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s government libraries rep. She is the Academic Liaison Librarian in the Research Information Service in the House of Commons Library. In this post she talks about an event that the House of Commons Library and the Knowledge Exchange Unit ran for academic librarians this month, and also offers insight into the work […]

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Reposted from the LIS-Information Literacy list post by Anne-Lise Harding. Parliament for Academic Librarians – support researcher engagement with Parliament – 20th May 2021, 10:00 – 11:00am The Knowledge Exchange Unit (KEU) in UK Parliament runs training sessions for different research audiences to support connections and collaboration between Parliament and the research community. On 20th May, the KEU will run […]

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Jacqueline Geekie, the Public Libraries Representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group, recently asked question (by proxy) about information literacy and the pandemic in Parliament. I was recently invited to attend an Evidence Week Event by Sense about Science who brought together members of the public to ask questions of their MP in a virtual meeting.  This is a unique […]

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In July 2020, the CILIP Information Literacy Group released a statement relating to the role of library and knowledge specialists in moving education and training online. Nick Poole, Chief Executive of CILIP, subsequently wrote to the Universities Minister, Michelle Donelan, to draw her attention to this statement and to invite further discussion, A response has now been received, and is published below. […]

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A statement in response to the Department for Education’s recently-published guidance on planning the relationship, sex and health school curriculum. As individuals with a strong interest in the promotion and advancement of information literacy (IL), we wish to express our disquiet at elements of the Department for Education’s recently-published guidance on planning the relationship, sex and health school curriculum. IL is the ability […]

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Make an impact! Submit your Information Literary project proposal to the Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme. Are you looking to take your information literacy research further? Willing to make a concrete impact over a year in Parliament? Then this blog post might be for you. Following on from previous successful fellowships, the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST) is inviting […]

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In his latest blog post, Stéphane Goldstein of InformAll provides an insight into the opportunities and challenges of his role as Advocacy & Outreach Officer for the CILIP Information Literacy Group, and gives an update on his recent activities in support of our work to promote information literacy. One of the key functions of CILIP’s Information Literacy Group (ILG) is […]