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Now is the time: Information literacy and sharing information about COVID-19

The Information Literacy Group are delighted to have commissioned this blog post on the importance of information literacy and its relationship to health literacy. Ruth Carlyle was one of the keynote speakers at LILAC 2019, which took place in April 2019 at the University of Nottingham, and is extremely well placed to write this post. …

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COVID-19: seeking reliable information in difficult times

These are challenging and uncertain times for us all, and it is important to have quick access to information that we can rely on. We are very grateful to David Bedford, Academic Support Librarian at the Drill Hall Library, Universities at Medway, for providing this guest blog post, which highlights some key sources of reliable …

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LILAC 2020: Information Literacy student awards, and bursary winners announced!

The CILIP Information Literacy Group and LILAC conference committee are pleased to announce that the LILAC Student Awards are now open for applications. The winners of the LILAC 2020 bursaries have also been announced!   LILAC student awards – applications open! We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Rowena …

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LILAC bursary winners announced!

The winners of bursary places at LILAC: the Information Literacy Conference in Nottingham in April 2019 have been announced. To have a truly engaging conference, the CILIP Information Literacy Group and the conference organising committee believe we need delegates who bring a variety of perspectives and backgrounds. We therefore offer conference places to applicants in certain …

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Guest post on Health Literacy

Pip Divall is Clinical Librarian Service Manager at University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust, and the Health representative for the Information Literacy Group. Hannah Beckitt is the Patient Information Librarian at UHL NHS Trust, a relatively new role which we have established in order to allow patients better access to information about their health, …

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Launch of a new health literacy toolkit

Launched on the 11th December 2017 through partnership between NHS England, Public Health England, Health Education England and the Community Health and Learning Foundation, a new health literacy toolkit is now available. This new resource offers a range of resources to help health care workers with tools and techniques which they can use in everyday practice. According to …

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Bursaries available for LILAC 2018 – apply now!

The CILIP Information Literacy Group and LILAC committee are pleased to announce that we are offering 4 free LILAC 2018 conference places for librarians working in the following sectors in the UK: Schools Further Education Public Health (e.g. NHS – please note; librarians working in Higher Education who support health subjects are not eligible to apply) Your …

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Bursaries for LILAC 2018 – call for applications now open!

The Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) takes place at the University of Liverpool between 4th and 6th April 2018. 4 free conference places are being offered for librarians working in the following sectors: Schools Further Education Public Health (eg: NHS – please note; librarians working in Higher Education who support health subjects are not eligible to apply) …

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Report on Health Information Study Day, Leeds, July 10th, 2017

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 …

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CILIP Information Literacy Group Vacancies

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 …

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