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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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Update from the ILG’s LIS Representative

Geoff Walton, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s LIS Representative, shares some news from recent events he has attended. I have been talking about the new definition of information literacy with colleagues in the NHS and NETIKX (Stephane Goldstein also spoke at this event). The latter group is a network of colleagues who are “drawn from professionals in …

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LILAC 2019: Day 2

  Thursday’s keynote was by Ruth Carlyle, Head of Library & Knowledge Services and Technology Enhanced Learning across the Midlands and the East of England. Ruth spoke about the vital importance of health literacy, which is where information literacy gets real as it’s about life choices. It’s essential to make sure that people have access to …

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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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News

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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European Association for Health Information & Libraries Conference 2018

The European Association for Health Information and Libraries conference will take place in Cardiff, Wales in July 2018. One of the conference themes is ‘information for the public and consumer health’ and the organisers are inviting individuals to submit abstracts for this theme on the topic of ‘Health Literacy and Digital Literacy – making public information simple’. …

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Event

Health Literacy Skills and Partnership Event – Wednesday 16th August, 2017

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 …

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Research

How can we be information literate about health?

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 …

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