Coffee Meeting


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 in a changing world where […]

image of laptop and mobile device


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 aimed at supporting children to […]

Health Information Week 2021 logo


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 participants have given us six […]



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 Digital Wellbeing. There are many […]



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 libraries here: Sectors Happy reading!

CILIP new logo


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 Government and employers. All responses […]

News


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 Macrae-Gibson Award, which enables two […]

Libraries Week 2019 banner


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 and 12th October 2019, and […]

conference lecture theatre


Last remaining tickets available for the PMLG & ILG National Conference! Taking place on Friday 4th October at Canada Water Library Theatre, London. The theme this year is: Information Literacy in Public Libraries. This conference explores: Health Information Literacy eSafety for Public Library Users Information Literacy Skills for Children and Young People The Architecture of Information Basic Digital Literacies for […]

VR Aberdeenshire Library


Jacqueline Geekie is the Information Literacy and Learning Librarian for Live Life Aberdeenshire, and the Public Libraries Representative of the CILIP Information Literacy Group. In this guest post, Jacqueline blogs about the use of virtual reality in public libraries. Back in the mists of time when I was a child, my three older sisters went to America to visit an […]