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 – […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


A systematic review, published in September this year, has found compelling evidence that information literacy training is effective and well received across a range of delivery formats. Below, Dr. Alison Weightman of Cardiff University gives us a summary of the conclusions drawn from the systematic review, the full results of which were recently published in Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. Evidence […]

This week sees the 2017 European Conference of Information Literacy (ECIL). Held in St Malo from today until Friday, this is the fifth year of the conference which has previously been held in Istanbul, Dubrovnik, Tallinn and Prague. A number of CILIP ILG committee members are attending this years’ conference including Jane Secker, Stephane Goldstein, Geoff Walton and Emma Coonan. Jane […]


A short summary by Sharon Wagg, PhD researcher at Loughborough University, of highlights from the i3 Conference, which was held at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in June 2017. I was invited to represent Loughborough University at the Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2017 conference, which took place at Robert Gordon University on June 27–30, 2017. This is a biennial conference with a […]

Last month I was fortunate enough to win a travel bursary to attend the Connecting People, Connecting Ideas (CPCI) research symposium at Edinburgh Napier University. Organised by colleagues at the Centre of Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier, the symposium provided an opportunity for those with research interests in Information Science to come together and consider research priorities and future collaborations […]


Dr Beth Hall, Research Support Librarian at Bangor University, has kindly provided a report on the recent TeachMeet event hosted by Bangor University and sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group. Bangor University TeachMeet: Librarians Supporting the Research Lifecycle, May 2017 The Welsh Higher Education Libraries Forum (WHELF) Research Group, with sponsorship from the CILIP Information Literacy Group, held a TeachMeet on […]