The feature conference for this year’s Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place in Jamaica from 24th to 27th October. The theme is “Media and Information Literacy in Critical Times: Re-imagining Ways of Learning and Information Environments”. The call for papers is now open, with a submission deadline of 15th July. Global MIL Week takes place from 25th October to 1st […]

Funded by the British Council and invited by the Latvian Ministry of Culture, Dr Jane Secker, chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, attended the Media Literacy conference: ‘Challenges of media literacy: from first graders to seniors, from advice webpages to politics’ at the University of Riga, Latvia on 24th April 2017. The Latvian Ministry of Culture is investing in a […]

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) have launched their Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy. Their strategy aims to bring together the fields of information literacy and media literacy into a combined set of knowledge, skills and attitudes required for living and working in the 21st century. Media and Information Literacy recognizes the primary role of information […]


The fifth annual Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) week will take place from 31 October to 5 November 2016. The theme of the week is Media and Information Literacy: New Paradigms for Intercultural Dialogue, with the main aim being to share the latest research, projects and new ideas from a diverse range of stakeholders.  More information on the theme and sub-themes is available […]

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has been working hard for the past few years alongside media and information professionals to develop frameworks for media and information literacy (MIL), and they are a fascinating organisation to work with. The CILIP Information Literacy Group and its CoPILOT sub-group were lucky enough to be involved with developing the MIL […]

Back in May, the first European Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Forum was held in Paris, at the Headquarters of UNESCO. At this Forum, the Paris Declaration on MIL was adopted. Please visit UNESCO’s website for more information. Participants have until Thursday 10th July to comment on the Declaration. After this date, it will become official.

The Information Literacy Journal Club is an online discussion group focusing on information literacy and other aspects of user education. Everyone is welcome to participate, whether you are a current student of ILS, an established information professional or just generally interested in the subject area. The Club’s next online blog-comment meeting takes place at 8-9 pm UK time (times elsewhere in […]