Kirsten McCormick, a librarian at Glasgow Life public libraries, was the recipient of a CILIP Information Literacy Group bursary to attend the European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), which is taking place this week at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Kirsten has provided us with a short report reflecting on her experiences at this key event in the international IL calendar. A Powerful Scene: ECIL2016 Thanks […]

Chris Morrison, Copyright and Licensing Compliance Officer at the University of Kent, and Jane Secker, Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor at LSE and Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, introduce a game they have designed to help academics, researchers and PhD students understand the scholarly communication process. The Publishing Trap was a runner-up at LILAC 2016‘s popular Lagadothon event. […]

Kathryn Ballard, Information Librarian at Southampton Solent University, introduces a game that she has designed to encourage participants to evaluate information sources. The CRAP! Game was a runner-up at LILAC 2016‘s popular Lagadothon event. UPDATE 25/11/16: Professionally designed versions of the CRAP! Game cards are now available for you to download and use. LILAC 2016 brought with it the inaugural […]

Andrew Walsh, Academic Librarian at the University of Huddersfield and Training Officer for the CILIP Information Literacy Group, tells us about some exciting developments with his “Escape rooms for learning” idea, which was first unveiled at LILAC 2016‘s Lagadothon event. Since winning the Lagadothon with “Escaping the Induction”, I’ve been working on my prototype, which is now finished and being […]

As librarians who teach information literacy, we all spend a considerable amount of time developing our learning resources. As a profession, we are brilliant at sharing good practice with others and learning from our colleagues when preparing teaching sessions.  But have you ever considered getting inspiration from, or using outright, other teachers’ materials?  Open educational resources (OERs) are a great […]

A resource to help our students and staff learn how best to use social media in the context of their academic work. The tutorial demonstrates the use of some of the main social media tools from the point of view of the tool but also from the opposite direction of finding the right tool to carry out the desired action. […]

PILOT is an online information literacy and research skills training package aimed at postgraduates, PhD students, postdoctoral and staff researchers. PILOT is about to be upgraded to a mobile friendly version which will form part of our main library website and share the university branding. PILOT was built using Dreamweaver and can be modified and updated using any web editor. […]

In this case study, Jennie Blake tells us about My Learning Essentials, the University of Manchester Library’s award-winning academic skills programme, including a suite of interactive online resources covering a wide range of information literacy and academic skills area. The primary tool used is Articulate Storyline. This was chosen as the development tool as the e-learning technologist had particular expertise […]

In this case study, Chris Rowell and Andy Horton tell us about the Twelve Apps of Christmas, a course intended to reach HE academics and educators to promote engagement with free mobile apps which can be used in the classroom. A range of apps would be introduced, with participants learning how to use them and opening a dialogue about their […]

In support of the TeenTech initiative, the CILIP Information Literacy Group has produced a range of resource sheets that pupils taking part in the competition can use to help them with the research process and with gathering all the information (opinion, academic research and business perspectives) that they need to develop their own innovations. A total of ten resource sheets have […]