The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is looking to appoint a Digital Communications Officer to lead on planning, coordinating and measuring the online presence – particularly social media activities – of the journal. You can find the full announcement on JIL’s website and applications are due by 31 January. This is an exciting post with a great journal and editorial […]

This post was originally an email sent to the lis-infoliteracy Jiscmail list from the Editors, Lauren Smith and Alison Hicks. Critical information literacy, with its emphasis on social justice in the instructional and educational work of librarians, have been part of the scholarly literature for over twenty years (Tewell 2018). Since then, the online information landscape has become even more complex […]

The latest issue of the Journal of Information Literacy, the international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has been published today! In this issue, Alison Hicks’ Editorial talks about pushing the boundaries of information literacy publishing. The full contents of volume 15, issue 3 are listed below, with direct links to the articles: Editorial Pushing the boundaries […]

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The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL), the peer-reviewed open access journal published by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, is looking to appoint a new copy editor to join our team of copy editors. The role is voluntary but very rewarding, working with a friendly, enthusiastic team. “Copyediting for the Journal of Information Literacy offers the opportunity to use my copy editing skills […]

This is just a reminder about the call for papers for the special issue of the Journal of Information Literacy about IL and Covid-19. The full announcement is below and can also be found at Call for Papers: Special Issue on Information Literacy and COVID-19 | Journal of Information Literacy We’d really love to hear about any research you have done or […]


The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is recruiting peer reviewers for research articles submitted to the journal. JIL is a diamond/platinum open access journal dedicated to publishing research across many areas of information literacy, including higher education, schools, health care, employment and government. It publishes the work of academics and practitioners and, as such, relies on experts across many sectors to provide […]

Re-posted from the Journal of Information Literacy. Original post was dated 28 March 2021. It has now been over a year since the world first started dealing with the immense challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic. During this time, information literacy has helped communities to deal with disruption to everyday, workplace, health, and education contexts, including the shift to online […]

The latest issue of the Journal of Information Literacy, the international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has just been published. As ever, it includes the latest in IL research including articles on the use of the Philosophy for Children method in library programming in ‘Shaking up story time’; research into ‘What academics really think about information literacy’ from […]

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The Journal of Information Literacy is currently seeking two volunteers to review two new books. Both would probably suit practitioners rather than academics: * * Book reviews are usually 750-1,000 words long and submission deadlines for these reviews will be the end of September this year. If you would like to volunteer […]

The new issue of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is now available. Along with the peer reviewed articles, project reports, conference updates and book reviews, you’ll find the revised CILIP definition of ‘Information Literacy’ with an explanation from Jane Secker as to why and how the Information Literacy Group worked on the revision. Access the whole issue on the JIL […]