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 […]



The organisers of this CILIP IL Group-sponsored event have kindly provided the following report: Wednesday 22nd January was the inaugural CILIP ILG sponsored Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) LibTeachMeet. This saw a sold out gathering of 50 folks from around the country stuffing biscuits and snaffling the many freebies (kindly provided by numerous library suppliers) together in a room in the […]



The Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) takes place at Sheffield Hallam University on 23rd-25th April 2014. LILAC’s bursary scheme was set up this year to enable access to the conference for librarians from sectors that traditionally struggle to secure funding from their employers. Each of the free conference places includes 3 days of attendance at all LILAC sessions and social events (networking […]



The Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) takes place at Sheffield Hallam University on 23rd-25th April 2014.  3 free conference places are being offered for librarians working in the following sectors: Schools/FE Public Health (eg NHS) Each conference place includes 3 days of attendance at all LILAC sessions and social events (networking evening and conference dinner). To be eligible for a […]



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 […]



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 […]