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 […]



Public libraries are helping those who feel digitally excluded online. In November 2010 the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) signed up to the government’s Race Online 2012 campaign which aims aims to help everyone in the UK access and use the Internet.  As part of this a pilot is being run to train Library staff so that they can help […]