Eleanor Johnston, Academic Skills Librarian at Staffordshire University, has kindly provided a report on the recent Library TeachMeet event hosted by Staffordshire University Library and sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group. Staffordshire University Library TeachMeet: “Information Literacy and Making Judgements: from Brexit to The White House” This event, sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, took place on 4th May 2017. […]


The Copyright Cortex, a new online resource on copyright and digital cultural heritage, will be launched at a special event at the British Library from 5-7pm on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017. The resource has been produced through collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast and CREATe at the University of Glasgow, with the support of CILIP – the Library and Information Association, the Libraries and Archives […]

The CILIP Information Literacy Group recently funded a research project on “Information literacy for democratic engagement”, led by a team at Edinburgh Napier University. The research team have kindly provided a summary of the project and its outcomes, which is available below. The CILIP IL Group seeks to fund high quality research through an annual bursary scheme. Bids of up to […]

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 […]

To maintain and develop an active, high-impact IL research community, the Information Literacy Group funds up to £10,000 for high quality research projects through an annual bursary scheme. One such project “Learning, lending, liberty? Can school libraries be engines for youth citizenship?” explored the role of school libraries in the wider school environment, including citizenship education. The project identified how Scottish school libraries supported young people’s […]

Stéphane Goldstein of InformAll provides an overview of the investigations and outcomes of the Determining the value of Information Literacy (DeVIL) project, which was funded by a CILIP Information Literacy Group research bursary. In an information-saturated, digital world, what are the benefits of employing people who are competent and confident in the way that they handle information and data? In […]

Rebecca Mogg and Cathie Jackson offer their thoughts on the Welsh Information Literacy Project Closing Conference, which took place on Thursday, 26th March, 2015 at Glyndŵr University in Wrexham. This one-day event at Glyndwr University celebrated the achievements of the Welsh Information Literacy Project (WILP) as its funded work comes to a close. The importance of cross-sector collaboration Nancy Graham,  the outgoing Chair of […]

The CILIP Information Literacy Group and InformAll submitted a joint response to the July 2014 UK Digital Skills Task Force’s interim report, Digital Skills for Tomorrow’s World, which was authored by Maggie Philbin. The joint response argued that information literacy (IL) provides a vital underpinning to the acquisition of digital skills, and to the reduction in digital inclusion issues, that are envisaged […]

InformAll have recently published a report on information literacy at the interface between Higher Education and employment, and an annotated bibliography on IL in the context of employment. InformAll (formerly RIDLs) is a membership organisation, managed by the Research Information Network. Its aim is to provide a collaborative, multi-agency focus for promoting the relevance, importance and benefits of information literacy in the lives […]

Pioneering project receives funding to tackle digital exclusion in the North East The ‘Go Digital Newcastle: Connecting Our City’ project will work with government, local charities and community groups to allow digitally isolated residents to access online services and gain digital literacy skills. The  CILIP Information Literacy Group is giving £6,000 to fund a pioneering scheme bringing together public and commercial […]