The CILIP Information Literacy Group and InformAll submitted a joint response to the July 2014 UK Digital Skills Task Force’s interim report, Digital Skills for Tomorrow’s World, which was authored by Maggie Philbin. The joint response argued that information literacy (IL) provides a vital underpinning to the acquisition of digital skills, and to the reduction in digital inclusion issues, that are envisaged […]



InformAll have recently published a report on information literacy at the interface between Higher Education and employment, and an annotated bibliography on IL in the context of employment. InformAll (formerly RIDLs) is a membership organisation, managed by the Research Information Network. Its aim is to provide a collaborative, multi-agency focus for promoting the relevance, importance and benefits of information literacy in the lives […]



The CILIP Information Literacy Group is now able to provide funds of up to £10,000 for high quality research through an annual bursary scheme. Research into the effectiveness of information literacy has been published fairly widely, but there are pockets of IL research that have either not taken place at all or have not reached beyond the academic domain. These areas include research […]



A report published yesterday highlights good practice examples designed to enhance the information literacy skills and know-how of postgraduate students and early career researchers in UK higher education. On behalf of the Research Information and Digital Literacies Coalition (RIDLs), the Research Information Network (RIN) and Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) have announced the results of this research, […]



Discover news from the Library and Information Science (LIS) Research Coalition. In 2012 the LIS Research Coalition will issue regular newsletters to keep the LIS research community and practitioners informed of its work. The February newsletter can be found at http://lisresearch.org/news/coalition-newsletters/



If you teach information literacy at an academic institution (in any format, such as a stand-alone course, a component of another course, or single sessions), I welcome your participation in a survey. The online survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/metaliteracy  The purpose of the survey is to learn more about the impact of the changing information environment and social media on […]



For those of you, who like me missed the announcement – RIN commissioned and published earlier this month a report on “The role of research supervisors in information literacy”.  The report highlights that research students are consistent in looking to their supervisor as a source of information and guidance.   In addition research supervisors’ practice in supporting students development of IL, and […]



A new issue of the journal of Information Research (Vol. 16, no. 2) is now available.  It contains articles on information literacy and search behaviour that may be of interest to you all. James E. Herring – From school to work and from work to school: information environments and transferring information literacy practices Peta Wellstead – Information behaviour of Australian […]



Research supervisors can play a crucial role in the effective imparting of relevant skills, knowledge and understanding. But in reality, they often are not able, well-equipped or even predisposed to play such a rolein realtion to information literacy.  RIN are pleased to announce that they have awarded a study into how supervisors support research students development of information literacy.  The […]