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Information professionals in the UK are playing an important role in helping universities to move to online teaching in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Jane Secker (City, University of London) and Yvonne Nobis (University of Cambridge) have created an editable, shared document to support Higher Education colleagues identify and share useful digital resources to support online learning. Your contributions to this […]



IFLA, the European Open Education Librarians Network and SPARC EU are seeking to gain insights into Open Education (OE) practices within academic libraries in Europe, and invite European academic library communities to share their practices!   “The ultimate goal is to use what we learn to strengthen OE and Open Education Resources (OER) in higher education institutions and their libraries […]

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Nick Sheppard works across Research Support and Research Data services at the University of Leeds promoting open research to improve discoverability and transparency of research outputs including publications, data, software and code. In 2018 Nick was awarded a Data Management engagement award* to explore linking research data with the Wikimedia suite of tools. In this post Nick reports on the […]

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Kate Grigsby, Senior Library Skills Advisor at the University of Sheffield, introduces the Fake News Game that she and colleagues use as part of their induction offer for new students.  New first year students at the University of Sheffield were invited to play our fake news game as part of library induction and the response was incredible. So much so […]

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Adam Edwards and Vanessa Hill of the Sheppard Library, Middlesex University, have kindly provided us with a guest post on the development of their teaching practice and the innovative approaches and resources they use when supporting the development of their students’ information literacy skills. Game On: Enhancing engagement, interaction and reflection in library workshops – Adam Edwards and Vanessa Hill (The […]

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Representatives of the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) attended the TeenTech Awards ceremony on 25th June 2018 at the Royal Society in London. TeenTech is an award-winning, industry-led initiative, co-founded by Maggie Philbin OBE (BBC Tomorrow’s World) and Chris Dodson OBE. TeenTech runs initiatives across the UK for young people aged 8-18, focusing on science, technology, research and innovation. ILG […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) has issued new versions of its Research Smarter resource sheets, which are designed to help secondary school students research effectively and be information literate. The original set of leaflets was produced in early 2016, in collaboration with the TeenTech initiative, but these were largely intended to meet the requirements of the schools that bid […]



The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) has published an evaluation of a resource intended to help secondary school students develop their information literacy competencies. The evaluation report includes some potentially valuable pointers towards making students develop a range of skills, such as research, critical thinking and problem-solving. In February 2016, TeenTech and ILG produced this resource in the form of a […]

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In January 2017, the UK government set up an inquiry into ‘fake news’, with the objective of investigating ways to combat ‘the growing phenomenon of widespread dissemination… and acceptance as fact of stories of uncertain provenance or accuracy’.[1] In this article, we argue that any solution to this issue must include a substantial educational element, and that universities are excellently […]

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The sixth annual Global Media and Information Literacy week gets underway today, running from Wednesday 25th October – Wednesday, 1 November.   UNESCO outlines the benefit of Media and information literacy: “[MIL] enhances the capacity of people to enjoy their fundamental human rights, in particular as expressed in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that ‘Everyone has the […]