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Writing about Information Literacy: JIL for New Professionals webinar

Back in November, Alison Hicks (Editor in chief) and Meg Westbury (Managing Editor) from the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) kindly delivered a webinar for the ILG New Professionals Sub-Committee. The aim was to encourage new (and seasoned) professionals to dip their toes into writing for publication on IL topics and projects.

Alison talked through what kind of work they are looking for at JIL, which includes anything from a research article or project report to a case study or conference review. She broke down the typical structure and features they would expect to see, as well as an overview of what to expect throughout the submission process.

Meg shared invaluable tips on getting started, the writing process, and why an article submitted to JIL might get accepted or rejected.

It was great to see over 70 people across multiple sectors signing up. Feedback was positive, with comments including “Thanks to Alison and Meg, I am feeling more inspired to write now!”, “this was really helpful for demystifying the process!”, and “even an old hand learnt something today”. Indeed, the practical tips shared in the webinar made writing for publication feel more accessible for new professionals or those who haven’t published before.

The webinar is available to view on the ILG YouTube channel.

The ILG New Professionals Sub-Committee are hoping to run more webinars in the future. If you have any suggestions for topics, please send them to Keep up to date with all our activities and events by signing up to the ILG New Professionals newsletter.

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