Megan Wiley, University of Bristol, has produced on behalf of the SCONUL Strategy Group on User Experience and Success, some documents  new information in the form of a literature review, analysing the contribution of information literacy and libraries to the development of graduate employability skills. The full literature review is available on the SCONUL website at http://www.sconul.ac.uk/page/employability



The following report is by Rebecca Mogg, Deputy Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group. The day was opened by Mandy Powell from CILIP Wales who gave an inspiring speech about the value of librarians’ support of information literacy and provided some background to the Welsh Information Literacy Project (WILP).  The CyMAL funded project has been running since 2010.  It […]



Update from Siona Murray, Welsh Information Literacy Project Officer. This article is intended to provide an update on the Welsh Information Literacy Project (WILP)activities over the past year and highlight the objectives for 2013-2014. Phase IV of the project was awarded to the North Wales Library Partnership (NWLP) and Coleg Llandrillo Library in April 2014. The main aims and objectives […]



The University of Birmingham and London School of Economics and Political Science are working with the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO on a short project funded by JISC and the Higher Education Academy under Phase 3 of their UK open educational resources (OER) programme. Project CoPILOT (Community of Practice for Information Literacy Online Teaching) seeks to promote internationally the […]



Facilitating and supporting Information Literacy (IL) activities and training for Public Library staff and users is one of the main themes for the Welsh Information Literacy Project (WILP) in Phase III. You can find out more about the previous project Phases here, including the development of an IL Framework for Wales and accredited training units with Agored Cymru. If you […]



by Rebecca Mogg – Membership Officer I was offered the opportunity to attend this one day conference at Birmingham City University on 19 March and help out on the CSG Information Literacy Group stand during lunch and coffee. A great deal for me as I got to sit on most of the presentations at this day dedicated to IL. The […]



The CILIP CSG-Information Literacy group are delighted to be partnering with UNESCO to collaborate on a new project to highlight information literacy open educational resources in the UK. Jane Secker (LSE) and Nancy Graham (University of Birmingham) are representing the group. With this aim we are conducting a short survey of librarians to gather information about the OER collections you […]



Public libraries are helping those who feel digitally excluded online. In November 2010 the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) signed up to the government’s Race Online 2012 campaign which aims aims to help everyone in the UK access and use the Internet.  As part of this a pilot is being run to train Library staff so that they can help […]



For those of you, who like me missed the announcement – RIN commissioned and published earlier this month a report on “The role of research supervisors in information literacy”.  The report highlights that research students are consistent in looking to their supervisor as a source of information and guidance.   In addition research supervisors’ practice in supporting students development of IL, and […]



Research supervisors can play a crucial role in the effective imparting of relevant skills, knowledge and understanding. But in reality, they often are not able, well-equipped or even predisposed to play such a rolein realtion to information literacy.  RIN are pleased to announce that they have awarded a study into how supervisors support research students development of information literacy.  The […]