Ernesto Priego, @ernestopriego on Twitter, recently blogged (29th March 2016) about the closure of public libraries currently happening in the UK and how he thinks librarians are needed now more than ever before. That blog post has been reposted on this site with permission. The original post can be found at: https://epriego.wordpress.com/2016/03/29/a-library-is-not-a-library-is-not-a-library/ . Jane Secker, chair of the CILIP Information Literacy […]



We need your help to promote the importance of information literacy across all sectors! As practitioners in your respective fields, you could make a real difference in helping to communicate the value of information literacy to particular sectors and to society as a whole. You are invited to submit a short video (max. one minute) on why information literacy is important in […]



A short report by Jacqueline Geekie, Public Library Representative for the CILIP IL Group committee, on the recent Digital inclusion TeachMeets held in London and Leeds, in partnership with the Tinder Foundation. Representatives of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and the Tinder Foundation met at the CILIP Conference in Liverpool last year and were keen to work together to promote digital […]



Public library colleagues are invited to sign up for a free event focused on digital inclusion and developing digital literacies. The event will take place in both London and Leeds, and is a collaboration between the CILIP Information Literacy Group and the Tinder Foundation. Colleagues working in public libraries will be brought together with a range of IL practitioners in Higher Education (HE) and Further Education (FE) to […]



By now  you have probably heard about CILIP’s campaign, My Library By Right. You can find out more about it in their official press release from Wednesday 16th December. The CILIP Information Literacy Group  supports this campaign, which recognises the vital role public libraries play in developing information and digital literacy skills in the communities they serve. We encourage you […]



The CILIP Information Literacy Group is joining forces with the Tinder Foundation to host two events focused on digital inclusion and developing digital literacies. The events will bring together public library colleagues with IL practitioners in Higher Education (HE) and Further Education (FE) to share experience and knowledge around teaching digital literacies.  The CILIP IL Group are inviting expressions of interest from […]



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 […]



Jacqueline Geekie, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Public Library Representative, offers her thoughts on the recent Sieghart panel independent report on public libraries. I have been reflecting on the Sieghart Report and how this fits in with my roles as Information Literacy and Learning Librarian for Aberdeenshire Libraries and as the Public Library Representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group. […]



Bookings are now being taken for the Welsh Information Literacy Project Closing Conference, which will take place on Thursday, 26th March, 2015 at Glyndŵr University in Wrexham. The Welsh Information Literacy Project was initiated at the all-Wales, cross-sectoral Gregynog conference in 2009. The aims of the project, which draws to a close on 31st March, 2015, have been to promote the understanding and […]



The CILIP Information Literacy Group Committee is looking to recruit a Sector Representative for Public Libraries, to work alongside our other Sector Reps to represent the needs of librarians working in public libraries. More information about the IL Group and its activities is available from its CILIP webpages. If you would like to be considered for the role, which is in a […]