Dr Alison Hicks, the newly-appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy and CILIP ILG Library & Information Schools Representative reports on the new bilateral agreement between CILIP and the African Library and Information Association (AfLIA) and an overview of IL research in Africa. The 30th January marked the signing of a new bilateral memorandum of agreement between CILIP and the […]

Schools


Darryl Toerien, Head of Library at Oakham School, reports on the shortlisting of the FOSIL Group for the Strategic Education Initiative of the Year. On Friday 15 November the shortlist for the Tes Independent School Awards 2020 was announced, and I was delighted to discover that Oakham School had been shortlisted for the Strategic Education Initiative of the Year for setting […]

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IL in the arctic Did you ever want to see the midnight sun? Do you enjoy a good IL conference experience? If so, you may be interested to know that UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø, in collaboration with NordINFOLIT (a Nordic IL forum), will host the tenth Creating Knowledge conference in Tromsø, Norway on June 4th-5th 2020.  The Creating […]

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Last remaining tickets available for the PMLG & ILG National Conference! Taking place on Friday 4th October at Canada Water Library Theatre, London. The theme this year is: Information Literacy in Public Libraries. This conference explores: Health Information Literacy eSafety for Public Library Users Information Literacy Skills for Children and Young People The Architecture of Information Basic Digital Literacies for […]

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Jacqueline Geekie is the Information Literacy and Learning Librarian for Live Life Aberdeenshire, and the Public Libraries Representative of the CILIP Information Literacy Group. In this guest post, Jacqueline blogs about the use of virtual reality in public libraries. Back in the mists of time when I was a child, my three older sisters went to America to visit an […]

Research


Dr. Julian McDougall is the Head of the Centre for Media Practice (CEMP) at the University of Bournemouth. He runs a doctoral programme for teachers, edits a journal – Media Practice and Education, and convenes an international conference each year called the Media Education Summit. In this post he talks about fake news and disinformation, discussing a CEMP project addressing this […]



In this guest post, Rebecca Jones, joint School Representative of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, blogs about teaching information literacy and how it relates to fake news As a School Librarian, one way that I have been able to enable pupils to think for themselves about the information they come into contact with is through providing Information Literacy skills sessions. […]

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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 information, human resources, information technology, […]

Announcement


Critical Library Pedagogy in Practice is a forthcoming edited volume with chapter contributions from teaching librarians. It will be comprised of short, practical chapters exploring various aspects of critical pedagogy and how the theory can be applied to information literacy teaching. This book will also be open access and therefore free for anyone and everyone to use. The editors are soliciting […]

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For the ARLG Conference 2019, the inaugural Jane Marshall Bursary was available to a librarian or information professional working in a North West FE, HE or research library. The bursary, in memory of Jane, recognises her dedication and commitment to CILIP Academic and Research Libraries Group, especially her role within the North West ARLG. Jane held a number of committee […]