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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) and the LILAC Conference are delighted to have been enlisted as Champions of an exciting new Project Information Literacy initiative, “The PIL Provocation Series”. I am delighted to share the latest essay in the PIL Provocation Series: “Reading in the Age of Distrust.” In this timely essay, Alison Head, the Director of Project Information Literacy (PIL) asks: “Are educators […]

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In this guest blog post, Anne-Lise Harding shares some of the practitioner research she has carried out during her first year working in the House of Commons library with Select Committees, and the specificities of their Information Literacy needs. Anne-Lise is Senior Liaison Librarian at the House of Commons and the Government Libraries Sector Representative for the Information Literacy Group. […]

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Dr Geoff Walton, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Languages, Information & Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University, considers the role of inoculation theory in tackling misinformation. The events on Capitol Hill in Washington DC demonstrated very graphically what happens when people are no longer able to discern fact from fiction. As information literacy specialists, we have work to do, but it […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) and the LILAC Conference are delighted to have been enlisted as Champions of an exciting new Project Information Literacy initiative, “The PIL Provocation Series”. Barbara Fister, the series’ Contributing Editor, has kindly contributed a guest blog post to explain more about the initiative and to introduce the premier essay in the series, “Lizard People […]

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Geoff Walton, Library & Information Schools Representative for the Information Literacy Group and Senior Lecturer in Information and Communications at Manchester Metropolitan University, provides an update on recent developments involving UK iSchools. Apprenticeship for Library, Information and Knowledge professionals Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Sheffield and UCL are involved in creating a Level 6/7 apprenticeship for Library, Information & Knowledge […]



Jacqueline Geekie is the Public Libraries Representative on the Information Literacy Group and is the Information Literacy and Learning Librarian for Live Life Aberdeenshire. As we approach the year mark in the pandemic, and many are still using technology every day for work, school, and in our personal lives, it is important to consider our Digital Wellbeing. There are many […]

Palace of Westminster


In this guest blog post, Anne-Lise Harding shares some of the practitioner research she has carried out during her first year working in the House of Commons library with Select Committees, and the specificities of their Information Literacy needs. Anne-Lise is Senior Liaison Librarian at the House of Commons and the Government Libraries Sector Representative for the Information Literacy Group. […]

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The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is looking to appoint a new Managing Editor, as Michelle O’Connell is stepping down from the role after three successful years in post. The Managing Editor works closely with the Editor-in-Chief to ensure the continuing success of the journal by leading on the administration of the peer review process, co-ordinating publication schedules, and managing […]

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In our latest guest blog post, Alison Hicks, Assistant Professor at University College London and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy, explores the challenges surrounding privacy and surveillance in the classroom, and whether teaching librarians need to examine their own practices.    Teaching librarians have always been pretty good at warning others of the dangers of online engagement – […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group was delighted to support two exciting online events organised by information literacy researchers to celebrate Global Media and Information Literacy Week (October 24th-31st). Recordings from these events are now available: A provocative discussion by members of FOIL (Forum on Information Literacy), to celebrate Global Media and Information Literacy Week. It will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and students who […]