Katie Nicholas, Knowledge Officer at Health Education England, has kindly provided a report and her personal reflections on the Health Information Study Day that took place in Leeds on July 10th, 2017, as part of Health Information Week. The free event was open to all library knowledge service staff working in healthcare and public library services across England. There were over 60 […]

The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) Committee has two new vacancies, which offer a great opportunity to become more involved with the work of the Group, learn new skills, network, and help advocate for information literacy. All roles are voluntary and, if you’re not already a member of ILG, you would need to join in order to take up the post. Role 1: Health Sector Representative This […]


The Public and Mobile Libraries Group (PMLG) and Health Libraries Group (HLG) have joined forces to organise a workshop on ‘Health Literacy Skills and Partnership Working for Public and Health Libraries’. The provision of access to health information has become a key to public libraries. This event will provide practical advice and hands-on sessions aimed at supporting health and public librarians in finding and […]


The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) and The Right Information, the Scottish Information Literacy Community of Practice, held a Digital and Information Literacy Symposium on Friday 18th November 2016 in Glasgow. The seminar examined the relevance of digital and information literacy in relation to health, education, housing, employability and welfare reform. Presentations from the day focused on: Information literacy […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group is now offering a number of bursaries to attend the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC), which will take place at Swansea University from April 10th-12th, 2017. The ever-popular bursaries to the LILAC Conference are on offer once more, so if you would like to join a few hundred of your Information Literacy allies in the beautiful surroundings of […]


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 […]