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The CILIP Information Literacy Group is delighted to support two exciting online events organised by information literacy researchers to celebrate Global Media and Information Literacy Week (October 24th-31st). Places are limited at each event, so we would encourage you to book your place now! Event 1: Information Literacy in the UK: Past and Future Date: Wednesday 28th October, 11am-12 noon (GMT). Location: […]

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The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL), the peer-reviewed open access journal published by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, is looking to appoint two copy-editors. The role is voluntary but very rewarding, working with a friendly, enthusiastic team. “Copyediting for the Journal of Information Literacy offers the opportunity to use my copy editing skills while gaining experience working as part of […]

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Earlier this year, Full Fact, one of the UK’s leading fact-checking bodies, in association with international partners (Africa Check in South Africa and Chequeado in Argentina) published a short report showing that media and information literacy interventions can be very effective at fostering information discernment and helping people be better equipped in the face of disinformation. The report is based […]

Webinar


The Knowledge Quarter, in collaboration with UCL Pharmacy and the World Health Organization, will deliver a free webinar on “The Second Pandemic: Misinformation and Perception” on Thursday, 23 July 2020, 15:00–16:00 BST. The organisers describe the event as follows: “What happens to our perception of truth during a pandemic? What happens in our brains that makes us more susceptible to believing and […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to radically refine people’s information experiences. The study, Risk and Resilience in Redefined Information Environments, which is being carried out by Professor Annemaree Lloyd and Dr Alison Hicks at UCL’s Department of Information Science, investigates how information literacy practices and literacies of information help people to mitigate risk and develop resilience during a time of upheaval. […]

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Make an impact! Submit your Information Literary project proposal to the Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme. Are you looking to take your information literacy research further? Willing to make a concrete impact over a year in Parliament? Then this blog post might be for you. Following on from previous successful fellowships, the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST) is inviting […]

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These are challenging and uncertain times for us all, and it is important to have quick access to information that we can rely on. We are very grateful to David Bedford, Academic Support Librarian at the Drill Hall Library, Universities at Medway, for providing this guest blog post, which highlights some key sources of reliable information on the COVID-19 outbreak. […]

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An announcement by the Editorial Board of the Journal of Information Literacy We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Alison Hicks as the new Editor-In-Chief for the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL). Alison is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Information Studies at University College London. She received her PhD from the Swedish School of Library and Information Science, Borås, Sweden and her […]

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A new information literacy report entitled Information literacy in the age of algorithms: Student experiences with news and information, and the need for change was published on 15th January 2020. This new report was supported by the Knight Foundation, Harvard Graduate School of Education, ER&L, a leading library conference in the USA, and the School of Library and Information Science at the University […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group are facilitating a one-day event in December 2019 that will explore the intersections of information literacy and scholarly communications, and how they both relate to the concept of openness. Event: Exploring the intersections of information literacy and scholarly communication Date: Monday, 2nd December 2019, 10am – 4.00pm Venue: Liverpool Central Library Through presentations, workshops and group discussion, we will […]