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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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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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PMLG & ILG National Conference 2019 – Information Literacy in Public Libraries

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

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Guest post: Privacy and Public libraries

Jacqueline Geekie, Public Library Representative for the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG), has kindly provided this report on privacy and public libraries. It is almost 5 years since I first became part of the ILG committee, which is a great group of people to be involved with, and has given me so many opportunities.  These

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LILAC bursary winners announced!

The winners of bursary places at LILAC: the Information Literacy Conference in Nottingham in April 2019 have been announced. To have a truly engaging conference, the CILIP Information Literacy Group and the conference organising committee believe we need delegates who bring a variety of perspectives and backgrounds. We therefore offer conference places to applicants in certain

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IFLA statement on fake news

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has released a statement on fake news. The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is deeply concerned about the phenomenon of ‘fake news’, and in particular the policy responses that aim to address it. This statement contains recommendations to governments and libraries, and will

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Guest post: Jacqueline Geekie / Public Libraries Representative

I’m Jacqueline Geekie and I have been the Public Libraries Representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group since December 2014 when the opportunity arose approximately the same time as I won the Public Libraries bursary to attend LILAC.  I work in Aberdeenshire Libraries as the Information Literacy and Learning Librarian and have been in this

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