SARAH PAVEY,  SEPTEMBER 2021 Teaching information literacy in English schools is a challenge for many school librarians because it is not incorporated as part of the statutory National Curriculum or even a feature in most examination board syllabi. However, we also know information literacy is perceived as an essential set of competencies by employers and higher education as life skills. […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) and the LILAC Conference are delighted to have been enlisted as Champions of the Project Information Literacy initiative, “The PIL Provocation Series”. As a valued Champion of the “PIL Provocation Series,” I’m delighted to send our latest essay, “Tell Me Sweet Little Lies: Racism as a Form of Persistent Malinformation,” by Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair and […]



In this blog post, Pip Divall, CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Health Libraries rep, reflects on her own information literacy practice while working in the NHS in the role of Clinical Librarian Service Manager. Working in the NHS is an ever-changing environment and my original reasons for becoming a librarian were because I bore easily, so it’s the ideal place for […]

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Sarah Pavey, Schools Representative for the Information Literacy Group, considers recent curriculum reforms in Scotland and Wales and their implications for information literacy and for school librarians. The current COVID-19 pandemic has perhaps spurred some education bodies to reflect on the efficiency of their curricula and the intended learning outcomes. The necessary replacement of formal examinations with teacher assessment has […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) and the LILAC Conference are delighted to have been enlisted as Champions of the Project Information Literacy initiative, “The PIL Provocation Series”. I’m delighted to share the latest essay, “The iSchool Equation” by Dr. Kirsten Hostetler, a Project Information Literacy (PIL) Research Analyst and an assistant professor at Central Oregon Community College in Bend, who recently completed her Ph.D. […]

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The last 12 months have been challenging and unprecedented; so we decided to run the information literacy awards a little differently this year too. It became apparent that an on-campus LILAC wouldn’t be possible for 2021, so the online event FestivIL by LILAC has been created to support the information literacy community this year. This online event, to be held over […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) and the LILAC Conference are delighted to have been enlisted as Champions of the Project Information Literacy initiative, “The PIL Provocation Series”. As a PIL Provocation Series Champion, I’m delighted to stop by and share these “Discussion questions for “Reading in the Age of Distrust”, our latest PIL Provocation Series essay, written by none other than myself. Please feel […]



The Nordic conference, Creating Knowledge, is taking place on 3rd and 4th June 2021. This conference was originally meant to be in Tromsø last year but was postponed and is now going to be held online. The keynote speakers include the Information Literacy Group’s Chair, Jane Secker. Jane will be speaking about “Frames, models and definitions: rethinking information literacy for […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) and the LILAC Conference are delighted to have been enlisted as Champions of an exciting new Project Information Literacy initiative, “The PIL Provocation Series”. I am delighted to share the latest essay in the PIL Provocation Series: “Reading in the Age of Distrust.” In this timely essay, Alison Head, the Director of Project Information Literacy (PIL) asks: “Are educators […]

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Sarah Pavey is an independent Consultant & Trainer and EPALE Ambassador, and is Schools Representative for the Information Literacy group. My paper titled “information literacy for global citizenship” was to my delight accepted for the World Education Summit conference last year and was initially billed as a workshop. However, due to the pandemic, the event was moved online and consequently […]