In this guest post, Rebecca Jones, joint School Representative of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, blogs about teaching information literacy and how it relates to fake news As a School Librarian, one way that I have been able to enable pupils to think for themselves about the information they come into contact with is through providing Information Literacy skills sessions. […]



LOEX is pleased to announce LOEX 2019 Encore: live virtual “encore” sessions with a selection of breakouts from the LOEX 2019 Conference in Minneapolis, MN, which was held May 9-11. These live, 1-hour interactive sessions focused on library instruction & information literacy will be held in WebEx. The list of sessions (all start at 1PM Eastern): June 17 – Creativity and Wonderment: Applying Waldorf Education to Information Literacy Instruction June 18 – Into the Unknown Wilds: Fostering […]



Bookings are now being taken for the latest CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) event, Information Literacy Teaching for New(er) Professionals, which will take place at the University of the West of England’s Frenchay campus in Bristol on Monday, March 4th, 2019. Particularly suited to new professionals or those new to teaching information literacy and associated skills, this day will introduce […]

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Kate Grigsby, Senior Library Skills Advisor at the University of Sheffield, introduces the Fake News Game that she and colleagues use as part of their induction offer for new students.  New first year students at the University of Sheffield were invited to play our fake news game as part of library induction and the response was incredible. So much so […]

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Adam Edwards and Vanessa Hill of the Sheppard Library, Middlesex University, have kindly provided us with a guest post on the development of their teaching practice and the innovative approaches and resources they use when supporting the development of their students’ information literacy skills. Game On: Enhancing engagement, interaction and reflection in library workshops – Adam Edwards and Vanessa Hill (The […]

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The International Library and Information Group invites you to join them for their upcoming events. Informals Informals are not lectures; they are informal, but informative, early evening meetings with a short talk on a theme of international interest plus plenty of time for questions and networking. They are open to all and absolutely free, though we kindly request that you […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group are pleased to announce a new workshop, “Weighed down by words”, which will take place at “The Circle” in Sheffield on 15th November, 2018. The workshop introduces an approach to help students develop their academic writing and information literacy skills, and will be led by Stewart Hilland of Sheffield Hallam University. Find out more and […]

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Laura Woods is Secretary of the Information Literacy Group, and is Subject Librarian for Computing and Engineering at the University of Huddersfield. In this post, she discusses her recent experience of completing a PGCHE, and how this has benefited her role as a teacher-librarian. Introduction Over the past academic year, I have been studying towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher […]



In this guest post blog, Emma Coonan, CILIP ILG committee member and Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy, reflects on how changing her role has impacted on her IL research work. As an information literacy educator, I’m an enthusiastic supporter of the view that “learning should be everyone’s business in universities” (Hilsdon, 2011). However, having worked as an […]

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In this blog post, Catherine McManamon, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s training officer, discusses the information literacy planning in higher education for the year ahead, and the benefits of taking a team based approach for inspiration and support. For most academic librarians with a teaching and learning remit, it’s that time of year when the work calendar starts looking ominously full. Bookings for “Library” sessions are […]