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Laura Woods is Subject Librarian for Computing & Engineering at the University of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK. The below is a case study Laura had intended to present at the LILAC conference this year, before it was unfortunately cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic..   In the autumn term of 2019, I decided to take a new approach to some […]

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Our Chair, Jane Secker, along with one of our school library reps, Sarah Pavey, are carrying out some research into the shift to online teaching that has taken place in UK education in relation to information literacy teaching. We would be very grateful if you could complete this short survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XRlZtoPKxqYLywCZhfJP_oOlQmLXRs4R0jAMx8bkAoA/edit We will write up the findings and share them […]

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Like the rest of the world, the CILIP events team have been adapting to a new way of working, including adapting their planned events to different formats or revised dates, and adding new content such as online events. Originally due to take place in Sheffield, Approaches to Teaching Information Literacy in Practice will now be delivered via Zoom on Friday 1st May […]

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Danielle DeRise is a Lecturer in the School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. In this guest post, she considers how perceptions of bias can influence our engagement with information. For many semesters now, I’ve been engaging my university writing students in conversations about our increasingly digitalized lives. We’ve discussed an excerpt from […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group have two exciting opportunities to join our team. We are recruiting for a new Training Officer, and a Further Education sector representative. Applicants should have experience of committee work (not necessarily with CILIP), and be based in the UK. Applicants should be members of CILIP (or willing to join). We particularly welcome applications from under-represented communities and […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group are facilitating a one-day event in December 2019 that will explore the intersections of information literacy and scholarly communications, and how they both relate to the concept of openness. Event: Exploring the intersections of information literacy and scholarly communication Date: Monday, 2nd December 2019, 10am – 4.00pm Venue: Liverpool Central Library Through presentations, workshops and group discussion, we will […]



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 […]