IFLA Information Literacy and Library Services to People with Special Needs are hosting a joint webinar entitled ‘Using Universal Design for Learning to Enhance Information Literacy Programs: Online and in the Library’. To accommodate participants in different parts of the world, the webinar will be aired live twice in opposite time zones. Sponsored for school/teacher-librarians, academic, and public librarians, and library […]

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Earlier this year, Full Fact, one of the UK’s leading fact-checking bodies, in association with international partners (Africa Check in South Africa and Chequeado in Argentina) published a short report showing that media and information literacy interventions can be very effective at fostering information discernment and helping people be better equipped in the face of disinformation. The report is based […]

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The latest issue of the IFLA journal is now available as open access. This special issue, Information literacy: From practice to research and back again, is guest edited by Gaby Haddow and Min Chou, and features an article, “Playful learning for information literacy development”, by Andrew Walsh (ILG Training Officer).

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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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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to radically refine people’s information experiences. The study, Risk and Resilience in Redefined Information Environments, which is being carried out by Professor Annemaree Lloyd and Dr Alison Hicks at UCL’s Department of Information Science, investigates how information literacy practices and literacies of information help people to mitigate risk and develop resilience during a time of upheaval. […]

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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 […]

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Lesley English is the Faculty Librarian (Teaching and Learning) at Lancaster University. In this case study she shares her experience of delivering student MSc Dissertation Writing workshops online using MS Teams. Twitter: @LUni_lesley   What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? I have delivered MSc Dissertation writing workshops. These workshops are developed and delivered […]

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Eleanor Barker and Veronica Phillips work for the Medical Library at the University of Cambridge. In this case study they share their experience of translating their face-to-face critical appraisal teaching to an online learning environment.     Where are you both based and what are your roles? We both work for the Medical Library at the University of Cambridge. Our […]



Cambridge University Libraries are running an Information Literacy Day on June 25th and as they are doing this virtually would like to extend a warm welcome to colleagues from other institutions to join them for the morning sessions which will be run via Zoom. “We are delighted to have Ruth Carlyle and Jane Secker join us for the morning sessions […]

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In this guest post, Hossam Kassem from the Open University (OU) presents the first in a series of case studies compiled by Jane Secker and Sarah Pavey from the CILIP Information Literacy Group to illustrate how different institutions have shifted their information literacy teaching online as part of the response to the COIVD-19 pandemic.  What is your name?  Hossam Kassem […]