Research


Dr. Julian McDougall is the Head of the Centre for Media Practice (CEMP) at the University of Bournemouth. He runs a doctoral programme for teachers, edits a journal – Media Practice and Education, and convenes an international conference each year called the Media Education Summit. In this post he talks about fake news and disinformation, discussing a CEMP project addressing this […]



In this guest post, Sarah Pavey, joint School Representative of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, blogs about a new government initiative to teach school children about fake news and confirmation bias, and questions whether this is the right approach, where it fits in the curriculum, and who should teach it. Education Secretary Damien Hinds last week announced that “Teachers will […]

JCS 2019 Conference


In this guest post, Joyce Martin (JCS Director) reports on the recent TeenTech Awards 2019. Joyce was delighted to be invited by Jane Secker, Chair of CILIPs Information Literacy Group (ILG) and a sponsor of TeenTech to join its team of judges for the TeenTech Awards held in London at Savoy Place on Monday 24 June. TeenTech was set up […]

Research


In this guest post, Sarah Pavey, joint School Representative of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, blogs about teenage vocabulary levels and how in an increasingly digital world, these will need to be developed in order to be able to find and select relevant information. By 2025 the world’s data will have grown to 175 Zettabytes. One Zettabyte is the equivalent […]



The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) will be represented at the TeenTech Awards Final on Monday, June 24th, as committee members take part in judging the Research and Information Literacy Award. 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 […]

Event


Jonas Herriot reports on the One Day School held by the Youth Library Group London in May. On Tuesday the 21st of May the Youth Library Group (YLG) London held their annual One Day School (ODS) which took place this year in Canada Water Library in London. This event is held most years and is an opportunity for those who […]

JCS 2019 Conference


Early bird bookings are now open for the second JCS conference on digital literacy for schools taking place at Edgbaston Hotel and Conference Centre, Birmingham on Friday 29th – Saturday 30th November 2019. This year the theme focuses on building digital capabilities with keynote speakers Rosie Jones, ILG Deputy Chair and Director of Student and Library Services, Teesside University, Professor Julian […]

Schools


Darryl Toerien is Head of Library at Oakham School in Rutland. He serves on the National Committee of CILIP’s School Libraries Group (SLG) and the Board of the School Library Association (SLA), and has recently also been elected to the Section Standing Committee for School Libraries of IFLA. He was shortlisted for the Information Literacy Award in 2019 and was […]

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 […]