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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 […]

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In our latest guest blog post, Stéphane Goldstein, Executive Director of InformAll and Advocacy and Outreach Officer of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, discusses the UK Government’s long-awaited White Paper on Online Harms, which is available in full here. Recognising libraries as one of the key stakeholders to be involved in the formulation of the strategy, the paper includes a […]

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In January 2017, the UK government set up an inquiry into ‘fake news’, with the objective of investigating ways to combat ‘the growing phenomenon of widespread dissemination… and acceptance as fact of stories of uncertain provenance or accuracy’.[1] In this article, we argue that any solution to this issue must include a substantial educational element, and that universities are excellently […]

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Stéphane Goldstein, Advocacy and Outreach Officer for the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has kindly allowed us to reproduce his recent blog post, which was first published on the InformAll website. As previously reported here, the UK Parliament is running an inquiry into fake news. During 2017, the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee collected written submissions from interested […]