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How can we help our students read effectively in a digital-first world? 

In this guest blog post, Matt East, Education Lead at Talis, introduces a project investigating how we can help our students read effectively in a digital-first world.  We’re delighted that Talis are one of our sponsors for the LILAC 2022 conference. If you are attending the conference this year, do visit their stand in our …

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How might literature-based studies work better for academics, students and librarians?

In this guest blog post, Darren Flynn, Academic Liaison Manager, Library and Learning Services at the University of Northampton, talks about assigned systematic reviews in a higher education and allied health setting. This post is an expansion of Darren’s thoughts that he first expressed in a Twitter thread. Over recent years it’s become increasing common …

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Guest post: Creating an information literacy teaching framework

Emma Burnett, an Information Consultant at Royal Holloway, University of London, and a member of the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Comms team, has shared a post (with permission) that was originally published on the CLA HE blog in October 2021. In this post, Emma talks about how the Royal Holloway’s Academic Liaison team created an …

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Shut Up and Write: writing retreat for Advance HE Fellowship applicants

The CILIP Information Literacy Group is pleased to host a “Shut Up and Write” session for HE or FE colleagues writing applications for Advance HE fellowships at Associate, Fellow and Senior Fellow level. Taking place on Monday, November 8th, this is a half-day online event providing time, space and guidance for HE or FE colleagues …

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Event review: Critical Approaches to Libraries Conference, 5th-6th May

In this blog post, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Higher Education Rep, Kate Grigsby, reviews the Critical Approaches to Libraries 2021 Conference. This was an online conference held in May, organised by Michelle Bond and Darren Flynn. ________________ The CALC 2021 conference was overall a really carefully planned and engaging online event. It has become …

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PIL Update: Discussion questions for “Reading in the Age of Distrust”

The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) and the LILAC Conference are delighted to have been enlisted as Champions of the Project Information Literacy initiative, “The PIL Provocation Series”. As a PIL Provocation Series Champion, I’m delighted to stop by and share these “Discussion questions for “Reading in the Age of Distrust”, our latest PIL Provocation Series essay, written by none …

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PIL Provocations: Reading in the Age of Distrust

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”. I am delighted to share the latest essay in the PIL Provocation Series: “Reading in the Age of Distrust.” In this timely essay, Alison Head, the Director of Project Information …

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PIL Provocations: A New Series from Project Information Literacy – A Personal View

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 …

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Update from the Library and Information Schools

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 …

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