JCS 2019 Conference

In this guest post, Joyce Martin (JCS Director) reports on the recent TeenTech Awards 2019. Joyce was delighted to be invited by Jane Secker, Chair of CILIPs Information Literacy Group (ILG) and a sponsor of TeenTech to join its team of judges for the TeenTech Awards held in London at Savoy Place on Monday 24 June. TeenTech was set up […]

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An interim report on disinformation and fake news by the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee was published on July 24th, 2018. Stéphane Goldstein, Advocacy and Outreach Officer of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has provided his initial reflections on the report’s relevance to the digital literacy agenda in an InformAll blog post, which he has kindly given […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, April 5th at LILAC 2018 at the University of Liverpool. The group’s Annual Report for 2017/18 will be formally presented at the meeting. Date: Thursday 5th April 2018 Time: 13.15-13.45 Venue: GFlex room, Central Teaching Hub, University of Liverpool Chair: Jane Secker Attendance at the AGM […]

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In January 2018, the European Commission set up a high-level group of experts to advise on policy initiatives to counter fake news and disinformation spread online. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), together with other expert members of the EU High Level Group on Fake News and Disinformation, subsequently delivered on March 12th, 2018 a report on fake news and online disinformation, […]

The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) has published an evaluation of a resource intended to help secondary school students develop their information literacy competencies. The evaluation report includes some potentially valuable pointers towards making students develop a range of skills, such as research, critical thinking and problem-solving. In February 2016, TeenTech and ILG produced this resource in the form of a […]

Funded by the British Council and invited by the Latvian Ministry of Culture, Dr Jane Secker, chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, attended the Media Literacy conference: ‘Challenges of media literacy: from first graders to seniors, from advice webpages to politics’ at the University of Riga, Latvia on 24th April 2017. The Latvian Ministry of Culture is investing in a […]

Palace of Westminster

Stéphane Goldstein, Advocacy and Outreach Officer of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and Executive Director of InformAll, outlines our recent submission to the inquiry into fake news that is being conducted by the House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport. In January 2017, the House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport launched an inquiry into fake news. […]


The Student Learning & Information Literacy (SLILC) committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has today published a white paper on global perspectives on information literacy. The white paper contains chapters written by practitioners and researchers from around the globe on their insights and practice. View more details, and download the free white paper. The first in […]


With thanks to Sharon Wagg from the Tinder Foundation for this post. Libraries have a key role to play in digital inclusion, and can help us reach the furthest first. To do so, however, digital inclusion needs to move up agendas, out of dark corners, into the 21st Century, and most importantly – into the heart of communities. That’s the […]

Anne-Lise Harding, CILIP IL Group’s Further Education (FE) representative, writes below on the evolution of the FELTAG agenda.  The FELTAG Report and its resulting actions provide a national strategic impetus for developing FE students’ digital literacy and exploring online and blended delivery methods –  key priorities for IL colleagues in the FE sector. FELTAG stands for Further Education Learning Technology Group. The group was established […]