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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. The full contents of volume 14, issue 1 is listed below: Editorial Scaffolding change – Alison Hicks Peer reviewed articles Training the trainer to embed IL into curricula – Michael Flierl, Rachel Fundator, Jason Reed, Bethany McGowan, Chao […]

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An announcement by the Editorial Board of the Journal of Information Literacy We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Alison Hicks as the new Editor-In-Chief for the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL). Alison is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Information Studies at University College London. She received her PhD from the Swedish School of Library and Information Science, Borås, Sweden and her […]

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The Journal of Information Literacy seeks an Editor-in-Chief to manage the content, quality, and direction of the journal. Established in 2007, the journal aims to push the boundaries of information literacy thinking in theory, practice and method; and to develop deep and critical understandings of the role, contribution and impact of information literacies in everyday contexts, education and the workplace. […]

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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. This is the biggest issue ever, with nine peer-reviewed articles and seven project reports covering topics ranging from Social Living Labs to the Funds of Knowledge first-generation students bring with them to the academic setting. This […]



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 […]



The Journal of Information Literacy is looking for reviewers for the following books: Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners Literacy Engagement through Peritextual Analysis– This would probably best suit reviewers working with teenagers Book reviews are usually 750-1,000 words long and the submission deadline will be Wednesday 17th April 2019. If you would like to volunteer, please send a one […]

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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 an investigation of information literacy as a measurable construct, and a project report that describes a collaborative effort between librarians, staff, local journalists and students discussing ‘fake […]



In this guest post blog, Emma Coonan, CILIP ILG committee member and Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy, reflects on how changing her role has impacted on her IL research work. As an information literacy educator, I’m an enthusiastic supporter of the view that “learning should be everyone’s business in universities” (Hilsdon, 2011). However, having worked as an […]

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The Journal of Information Literacy editorial board are seeking volunteers to write a review of the following book: Teaching Information Literacy and Writing Studies: Volume 1, First-Year Composition Courses edited by Grace Veach. The title explores leading approaches to foregrounding information literacy in first-year college writing courses, giving Librarians and writing professors the ability to collaborate with students to give them […]

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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: *         https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/leveraging-wikipedia-connecting-communities-knowledge *         https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/framing-information-literacy-pil73-teaching-grounded-theory-pedagogy-and-practice-6-volume 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 […]