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Announcement

Information Literacy Group vacancy: Public Libraries Representative

The CILIP Information Literacy Group have an exciting opening to join our team. We are recruiting for a Public Libraries representative to share their professional knowledge of their sector. We are looking for applicants with experience of supporting the diverse information literacy needs of public library users. Knowledge of information literacy initiatives in the public …

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Scotland’s public library strategy

Jacqueline Geekie is an Information Literacy and Learning Librarian and the Information Literacy Group’s public library rep. In this post, she talks about Scotland’s updated Public Library Strategy and how it addresses information literacy. This week the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) published their updated Public Library Strategy called Forward which covers the period …

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How to talk with people about conspiracy theories

In this blog post, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Public Libraries Rep, Jacqueline Geekie, comments on conspiracy theories. She talks about how she attended a focus group run by Sense about Science and introduces some resources from this organisation that offer advice on how to talk with people about conspiracy theories.   We are living …

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Young people and technology

Jacqueline Geekie is the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s rep for public libraries. She is also the Information Literacy and Learning Librarian for Aberdeenshire Libraries. In this blog post, she reflects on two events that she has attended online, each broadly focussing on young people and technology.   I recently attended two virtual events which were …

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Why get involved in Health Information Week 2021?

Health Information Week (5th-11th July 2021) is a multi-sector, week-long, health information campaign: it’s about raising the profile of health literacy; offering a platform for collaborative working between different partners; and reminding us all what good, reliable, health information looks like. 2020’s Health Information Week was not without its challenges (notably, a pandemic), but past …

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Digital Wellbeing in the Pandemic

Jacqueline Geekie is the Public Libraries Representative on the Information Literacy Group and is the Information Literacy and Learning Librarian for Live Life Aberdeenshire. As we approach the year mark in the pandemic, and many are still using technology every day for work, school, and in our personal lives, it is important to consider our …

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Updated: Public Libraries Sector Pages

We’re pleased to announce that there is new and improved content on our Public Libraries pages now available on our website here: Public Libraries The Information Literary website offers pages on a wide variety of libraries in different sectors, authored by those working across our varying profession. Browse all our information on different types of …

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CILIP COVID-19 Workforce Survey

CILIP: the library and information association has launched the COVID-19 Workforce Survey in order to understand how the disruption of COVID-19 and coronavirus is impacting the library, information and knowledge management workforce. The responses will be used both to improve CILIP’s support for the sector and to inform advocacy on behalf of the profession with …

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News

LILAC 2020: Information Literacy student awards, and bursary winners announced!

The CILIP Information Literacy Group and LILAC conference committee are pleased to announce that the LILAC Student Awards are now open for applications. The winners of the LILAC 2020 bursaries have also been announced!   LILAC student awards – applications open! We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Rowena …

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Libraries Week 2019 celebrates libraries in a digital world

CILIP’s annual Libraries Week celebrations (7-12 October 2019) will showcase how libraries have transformed their digital offer, featuring events and activities in more than 1,000 libraries across the UK. This October, communities and librarians across the country are taking part in a week-long celebration of the nation’s much-loved libraries. Libraries Week takes place between the 7th …

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