The CILIP Health Libraries Group Conference takes place in Scarborough from 15 to 16 September. Once again, the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) is a sponsor of this excellent event. If you are attending the conference, you will find our brand new Health Information Literacy leaflet in your delegate pack. The ILG wishes everyone attending an enjoyable and informative conference. […]


Dr. Marc Forster, Health Sector Representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group committee, discusses “health literacy” and how to recognise reliable sources of information. With a vast wealth of information on health and medical care and conditions available on the web, how can we deal with it effectively and successfully? Whether a medical professional, a person with a diagnosed medical conditions […]

New, updated information about information literacy in the health sector is now live on the CILIP IL website. Dr. Marc Forster, Health Sector representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group, explains what information literacy means for health libraries. Marc explains the role of the information professional in supporting IL and there are examples of IL teaching resources for the health […]

We need your help to promote the importance of information literacy across all sectors! As practitioners in your respective fields, you could make a real difference in helping to communicate the value of information literacy to particular sectors and to society as a whole. You are invited to submit a short video (max. one minute) on why information literacy is important in […]

The Library and Information Research journal has put out a call for papers for a special issue of this journal focussing on strategic and policy making issues in information literacy, both in the UK and worldwide. It is due for publication in September – October 2016.  Please see the further details below.   CALL FOR PAPERS – SPECIAL ISSUE, LIBRARY […]

ARLG West Midlands and CILIP West Midlands Member Network invite you to attend their joint one-day conference, “Librarians as Teachers”,  on June 10, 2015 at Conference Aston in Birmingham. The event, sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, will feature are a range of speakers from across the sectors, including HE, FE, Schools and Health Libraries. This event follows a […]

The ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council) is running a series of seminars about Information Sharing in Policy and Practice: What needs to be shared (and not shared) when we share information? The first seminar, Information Sharing and the Integration of Health and Social Care, is taking place in Newcastle on 25th November.

The CILIP Information Literacy Group Committee is looking to recruit a Sector Representative for Health, to work alongside our other Sector Reps to represent the needs of librarians working in health/medical libraries. More information about the IL Group and its activities is available from its CILIP webpages. If you would like to be considered for the role, which is in […]

The Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) takes place at Sheffield Hallam University on 23rd-25th April 2014.  3 free conference places are being offered for librarians working in the following sectors: Schools/FE Public Health (eg NHS) Each conference place includes 3 days of attendance at all LILAC sessions and social events (networking evening and conference dinner). To be eligible for a […]

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is holding its World Library and Information Congress in Lyon, France on 16th-22nd August 2014. The IFLA Information Literacy and Health and Biosciences Libraries sections are holding a joint open session and have made a call for papers on the theme of “It’s public knowledge: understanding health literacy from an information science […]