Stéphane Goldstein, Advocacy and Outreach Officer for the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG), has kindly provided a report on the recent Ofcom Children’s Media Literacy event following the publication of Ofcom’s annual Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes report. Every year, Ofcom organises an event to present the findings of its annual round of research and analysis on young people’s use […]



The Council of Europe is currently conducting a survey that is looking for examples of activities and projects that promote media and information literacy (MIL) skills linked to quality journalism. Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, are encouraging those of you who know of, or are responsible for, such projects to respond to the survey if you can, as the output […]



Stéphane Goldstein, Advocacy and Outreach Officer for the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG), has kindly provided a report on the recent event on Emerging directions for IL research, which took place on October 29th in London as part of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week.         Global MIL Week was marked in London with a seminar at UCL on 29 […]



In this guest post blog, Geoff Walton, CILIP ILG committee member, writes about his latest research outcomes.   Mis-information especially in the form of fake-news or alternative facts is becoming ever more pervasive and problematic, to such an extent that the UK Parliament has its own Select Committee to investigate it and continues to receive evidence. To date, it is […]



In this guest post blog, Emma Coonan, CILIP ILG committee member and Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy, reflects on how changing her role has impacted on her IL research work. As an information literacy educator, I’m an enthusiastic supporter of the view that “learning should be everyone’s business in universities” (Hilsdon, 2011). However, having worked as an […]



The IATUL Special Interest Group for Information Literacy (SIG IL) invites you to its webinar series. Academic Identity Management – 17th May 2018 How can I teach information literacy classes? I’m a librarian, not a teacher – 1st June 2018 “Lost in Antarctica” – a game-based approach on teaching information literacy – 26th July 2018 Library as partner in Curriculum […]



All interested in library and information science (LIS) research are invited to register free of charge for a community event on the theme of LIS research impact and value to held at Edinburgh Napier University on Wednesday 11th July 2018. Entitled Research Impact Value and LIS (RIVAL), this event will bring together members of three main groups – creators, users, and end-user beneficiaries of LIS research output – […]

Teaching


Catherine McManamon, Liaison Librarian at the University of Liverpool, has kindly provided a report on a recent Library TeachMeet event, which was hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University and sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group. It was a pleasure to welcome around 30 enthusiastic librarians and information professionals to our Library TeachMeet on Research Support. A lot is happening in the world of […]

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Information literacy is a key life skill for students and graduates. Understanding the disconnect between Higher Education and the professional world will help university services when preparing students for the career path ahead. On The Move is a research project, funded by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, which aims to foster engagement between stakeholders (careers staff, librarians, academic staff, employers, job-hunters) and help […]

Research


Now we are a couple of months into the new Information Literacy website design, please take some time to check out some of our new content. The Researching section contains lots of useful information in relation to funding opportunities; research projects (funded through ILG); research opportunities in universities within the UK and Ireland that offer doctoral research degrees in information […]