Media literacy

Beneath the Algorithm: Examining AI’s Grasp of Information Literacy

By Sarah Pavey In today’s digital age, being information literate is more critical than ever. But can artificial intelligence (AI) language models be truly information literate themselves? That’s the question I explored by posing a series of questions to several leading AI chatbots: Claude, Pi, ChatGPT, Gemini, and Copilot. Their responses provide fascinating insights into […]

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Transportation touchpoints: emerging challenges for everyday information literacy

Alison Hicks reflects on the challenges faced by information literacy when transport prevents crucial social and physical interactions. During my visit to the Outer Hebrides this summer, I travelled over one of the islands’ most recently constructed bridges to the small settlement of Scalpay. Built during the 2000s, the bridge was celebrated for replacing the

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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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Reflecting on information literacy through the lens of the newly published Online Media Literacy Strategy

Alison Hicks, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy, reflects on the UK Government’s newly-published Online Media Literacy Strategy. I recently came across the national Online Media Literacy Strategy, a document that I wouldn’t normally have paid much attention to given that I have mostly given up aspiring to agree with current governmental policy. What

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Events for UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Week

As part of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week (24 – 31 October 2021), the CILIP Information Literacy Group is promoting three exciting free events with Library and Information departments at UK universities. The paths, nodes and edges of information literacy research Thursday 28th October, 10am-11am UK time This event will provide insight into

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CILIP & ILG respond to Government’s Media Literacy Strategy

In July 2021, the Department of Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) published its long-awaited Online Media Literacy Strategy. This is a significant development, as it is the first time that the UK Government has set out a strategic framework that addresses the know-how that people need to make sense of the online media world.

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CILIP calls for public programme of support for information literacy due to Covid-19

CILIP has released a statement on Covid-19. This statement emphasises the importance of information literacy in combatting disinformation on Covid-19 and helping people make informed choices during this difficult time. There is a call to create a national public programme to support this: “We urge the Government to work with CILIP to bring forward a

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Conspiracy Theories and Covid-19 with Sense about Science

Jacqueline Geekie is the Public Libraries Representative on the Information Literacy Group and is the Information Literacy and Learning Librarian for Live Life Aberdeenshire. What do a pub landlord, a student and a librarian have in common?  No, this isn’t the start of a joke, they all attended the same workshop recently with Sense about

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Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2020

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2020

The eighth annual global celebration of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place from 24 to 31 October 2020, under the theme “Resisting Disinfodemic: Media and Information Literacy for everyone and, by everyone”. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Global MIL Week 2020 feature events will be fully online. To get involved and

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Global Media and Information Literacy Week events – book now!

The CILIP Information Literacy Group is delighted to support two exciting online events organised by information literacy researchers to celebrate Global Media and Information Literacy Week (October 24th-31st). Places are limited at each event, so we would encourage you to book your place now! Event 1: Information Literacy in the UK: Past and Future Date: Wednesday

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