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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) and the LILAC Conference are delighted to have been enlisted as Champions of an exciting new Project Information Literacy initiative, “The PIL Provocation Series”. Barbara Fister, the series’ Contributing Editor, has kindly contributed a guest blog post to explain more about the initiative and to introduce the premier essay in the series, “Lizard People […]

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Geoff Walton, Library & Information Schools Representative for the Information Literacy Group and Senior Lecturer in Information and Communications at Manchester Metropolitan University, provides an update on recent developments involving UK iSchools. Apprenticeship for Library, Information and Knowledge professionals Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Sheffield and UCL are involved in creating a Level 6/7 apprenticeship for Library, Information & Knowledge […]

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In our latest guest post, Pip J. Jones (@Pip_J_Jones) of Bangor University reviews the CONUL Teaching & Learning and Research Groups Seminar that took place in November 2020. Every Librarian a Teacher; Integrating Scholarly Communication & Info Literacy; Exploring the Potential for Collaboration Information overload! With a sprinkle of questionable credibility, intrinsic bias, unethical promotion, data falsification, and highly publicised proliferation […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group is delighted to support two exciting online events organised by information literacy researchers to celebrate Global Media and Information Literacy Week (October 24th-31st). Places are limited at each event, so we would encourage you to book your place now! Event 1: Information Literacy in the UK: Past and Future Date: Wednesday 28th October, 11am-12 noon (GMT). Location: […]

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Ian Clark is a Librarian at the University of East London and supports the academic subject of Psychology. I’ve been an academic services librarian for Psychology at the University of East London for six years. As well as working with staff and students within the School, I oversee the library’s social media team, including our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube […]

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Heather Lincoln is a Liaison Librarian at Imperial College London. She supports the academic subjects of Business, Education, Culture and Communication. What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? I have taught plagiarism sessions to 500 Business MSc students using the flipped classroom method, which was adapted to be completely delivered online. I recorded […]

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The Knowledge Quarter, in collaboration with UCL Pharmacy and the World Health Organization, will deliver a free webinar on “The Second Pandemic: Misinformation and Perception” on Thursday, 23 July 2020, 15:00–16:00 BST. The organisers describe the event as follows: “What happens to our perception of truth during a pandemic? What happens in our brains that makes us more susceptible to believing and […]

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Delyth Morris is a Subject Librarian for Medicine at Cardiff University. In this case study, she discusses the opportunities and challenges she has found in delivering information literacy teaching online. Watch a short video of Delyth describing her experiences What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? I’ve undertaken a few different workshops over the […]

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David Bedford is an Academic Support Librarian at Universities at Medway, and is based at the Drill Hall Library. In this case study he reflects on his experiences of switching his usual teaching practice to synchronous and asynchronous modes of online delivery. What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? A lot of my regular […]

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Sarah Smyth is an Assistant Librarian at Ulster University, supporting staff, students and researchers across Ulster University Business School. In this case study she shares her experience of leading subject-based support sessions remotely, using a variety of media. What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? Since lockdown, I have been leading subject-based support sessions […]