Rebecca Jones is Head of Library & Learning Enrichment at Malvern St James School and is Schools Representative for the Information Literacy group. Working within the online systems available in schools, be that Google Classroom or Teams, for example, has highlighted to me the importance of visibility and destination within these constructs. The systems are designed to create specific boxes for […]

Media Literacy


In this guest blog post, Gianfranco Polizzi, research fellow at the University of Birmingham, writes about digital and data literacy, focussing on children’s understanding of online privacy compared with experts and advocates and on what policymakers, schools and educators can do to educate children through formal education.   I recently gave a presentation on digital and data literacy at a […]

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Sarah Pavey is an independent Consultant & Trainer and EPALE Ambassador, and is Schools Representative for the Information Literacy group, . Imagine you lived in a country where survival took priority over formal lessons, imagine you were a child living in a war zone, imagine you resided in the Australian outback, imagine you were one of the estimated 60K children […]

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Thank you to Dr Julie Greenhough (@EPQGuru), Extended Project Qualification Coordinator at St Benedicts School in London, for this festive-themed post. I must begin with a confession; I have lied twice to year 7 since the academic year began. Lie number one I tell every September when we start library lessons in English. I tell the class that our School Librarian, […]

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Diane Scott, Library Resource Centre Co-ordinator at Hazlehead Academy in Aberdeen, introduces an online information literacy challenge for students that she created with the Google suite of tools. After completing my MSc in Library and Information Studies at RGU in Aberdeen in 2014, I worked part time in the healthcare sector at an NHS library for 18 months. I then […]

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In July 2020, the CILIP Information Literacy Group released a statement relating to the role of library and knowledge specialists in moving education and training online. Nick Poole, Chief Executive of CILIP, subsequently wrote to the Universities Minister, Michelle Donelan, to draw her attention to this statement and to invite further discussion, A response has now been received, and is published below. […]

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A statement in response to the Department for Education’s recently-published guidance on planning the relationship, sex and health school curriculum. As individuals with a strong interest in the promotion and advancement of information literacy (IL), we wish to express our disquiet at elements of the Department for Education’s recently-published guidance on planning the relationship, sex and health school curriculum. IL is the ability […]

Teaching


Isobel Ramsden is a Senior School Librarian at Channing School What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? I’ve run two 45-minute information literacy sessions for eighty Year 11 students (in groups of twenty at a time) and one 45-minute information literacy session for eleven Year 12 Geography students. I was asked to produce two sessions for a […]

Teaching


Susan Merrick is a Teacher-Librarian at ACS Egham International School in Surrey. In this case study, she discusses her experiences in delivering online information literacy support for secondary school students. What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? I have taught online Zoom classes, both with other teachers and by myself, to groups in lower secondary and […]



Sarah Pavey, Independent Consultant & Trainer and joint Schools Representative for the Information Literacy Group, suggests some worthwhile tasks for information professionals in the schools sector who are now working from home. Many of my contacts in education work in school libraries and now have to work remotely, which makes things a bit difficult. When the announcement was made that schools […]