News


In our latest guest post, Amy Haworth, Service Development Manager at the University Library, University of Sheffield, introduces a project exploring the transition of students entering university with qualifications other than A levels, which led to the development of a suite of pre-entry Information Literacy and Digital Literacy tutorials. This blog post was originally featured on the University of Sheffield […]

Announcement


JCS Online Resources has issued a call for lightning talk proposals for its forthcoming conference on “Digital Literacy in Schools: Building Capabilities”, which will take place in Birmingham on November 29th-30th, 2019. The organisation welcomes submissions from representatives from any sector or organisation with knowledge, expertise, advice, guidance on any aspect of the theme. The Lightning Talk sessions will last […]

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What is your role on the committee? I am one of two school representatives – the other being Rebecca Jones When did you join and why? I have attended most of the LILAC conferences over the years and have always enjoyed promoting the need for information literacy in schools through presentations there and networking. I wanted to do something more positive […]

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The winners of bursary places at LILAC: the Information Literacy Conference in Nottingham in April 2019 have been announced. To have a truly engaging conference, the CILIP Information Literacy Group and the conference organising committee believe we need delegates who bring a variety of perspectives and backgrounds. We therefore offer conference places to applicants in certain under-represented sectors and communities. Bursaries […]



Information literacy has been included in the Digital Competence Framework (DCF), as part of the Welsh Government’s new national curriculum for Wales. The DCF is the first element of the new curriculum for Wales to be made available and is to be implemented across all schools in Wales. The DCF has four strands of equal importance – Citizenship; Interacting and […]



Last month saw the launch of the Great School Libraries campaign – a three year campaign spearheaded by SLA, CILIP SLG and CILIP. The campaign has three aims: to secure school library funding to produce a national framework for school libraries recognition of school libraries within the Ofsted framework. Great School Libraries are excited to announce that they have sourced […]

Event


Bookings are now being taken for the first JCS conference on Friday 30th November 2018 at Aston University (Conference Aston), the theme of which is: From Digital Literacy to Independent Learning: challenges and opportunities for librarians and teachers. Dr Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, will be one of the keynote speakers at the event. JSC’s introduction to the event: “Digital literacy skills […]

TeenTech Awards 2018


A video has now been released of the recent TeenTech Awards 2018 final, which gives a great overview of the day and how the TeenTech initiative supports and inspires young people. TeenTech is an award-winning, industry-led initiative, co-founded by Maggie Philbin OBE (BBC Tomorrow’s World) and Chris Dodson OBE. TeenTech runs initiatives across the UK for young people aged 8-18, focusing on […]

TeenTech Awards 2018


Representatives of the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) attended the TeenTech Awards ceremony on 25th June 2018 at the Royal Society in London. TeenTech is an award-winning, industry-led initiative, co-founded by Maggie Philbin OBE (BBC Tomorrow’s World) and Chris Dodson OBE. TeenTech runs initiatives across the UK for young people aged 8-18, focusing on science, technology, research and innovation. ILG […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) has issued new versions of its Research Smarter resource sheets, which are designed to help secondary school students research effectively and be information literate. The original set of leaflets was produced in early 2016, in collaboration with the TeenTech initiative, but these were largely intended to meet the requirements of the schools that bid […]