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Nurturing Information Literacy: The Crucial Link Between Library Services and Student Well-being

Sarah Pavey explores the link between Library Services and Student Well-being as we approach a new academic year.  As the academic year begins, new undergraduates are on the cusp of stepping into the world of higher education, armed with not just academic knowledge but for a minority also a valuable skill set acquired through their […]

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Take part in the Copyright Anxiety Study

You may have heard about the new copyright research project: ‘Copyright Anxiety in UK Higher Education”. This is a collaborative project of Amanda Wakaruk and Celine Gareau-Brennan (University of Alberta), Chris Morrison and Rose Zhang (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford), and Dr Jane Secker (City, University of London). The study aims to find out whether

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LILAC: The Information Literacy Conference

Share your LILAC Stories and reflections

LILAC: The Information Literacy Conference will be 20 years old in 2025. Although informally we are aware of the impact of the conference on individuals, we want to tell the story of how this conference and the community it represents has affected change, both on an individual and institutional level. We want to collate stories

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Reviewing the reviews: Writing tips and tricks for the Journal of Information Literacy

Alison Hicks, the Editor of the Journal of Information Literacy shares writing tips and tricks for submitting to the Journal of Information Literacy This spring marks three years since I took over as JIL Editor. During this time, I feel honoured to have worked with the editorial team on projects designed to improve JIL’s physical

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Learning to be compliant: The role that fear plays within information literacy teaching

Trigger Words: Mental Health, Anxiety, Shame Over the last few years, considerations of mental health and wellbeing have become particularly important within library work. In the UK, this focus is often driven by statistics that show the high proportion of young people who have a probable mental health problem (Young Minds, n.d.). More specifically, anxiety

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How Gen Z is using TikTok to search for information and what it means for information literacy

In case anyone reading lives a blissfully social-media-free life, TikTok is a social media app made up of short videos created by its users. It started out as mainly videos of things like dances, stunts, and pranks, but now has videos on pretty much everything under the sun. Like other social media, the content a person

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Webinar

Global Media and Information Literacy Week (24th-31st October): Free events – book now!

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2022 Theme: “Nurturing trust: A Media and Information Literacy Imperative“ Global Media and Information Literacy Week, commemorated annually, is a major occasion for stakeholders to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards UNESCO’s Media and Information Literacy for All. The main theme of this year’s week (24-31 October) is “Nurturing

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Research

“Don’t you know that you’re toxic?” Information literacy and toxic positivity – Alison Hicks, University College London

I’ve recently been reading about the concept of toxic positivity, which is the assumption that we should always maintain a happy and optimistic outlook on life (Goodman, 2022). Emerging from the idea that thinking and acting positively can improve mental health by grounding us or encouraging gratitude, positivity has been critiqued for becoming toxic when

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MILA Information literacy impact framework

This post by Dr Peter Cruickshank, Dr Bruce Ryan, and Marina Milosheva (Edinburgh Napier University) has been republished with permission from MILA. The original post is available on the MILA website. We are proud to announce the release of the results of a review of literature on information literacy (IL) impact. We believe it is the

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