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What is your role on the committee? I am the Health Sector Rep for the Information Literacy Group. When did you join and why? After attending LILAC for the first time in April 2017 (and following the conference via social media for some years previously), I felt I had found my people! When I heard that a representative from the […]

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Jess Haigh, Subject Librarian for the University of Huddersfield’s School of Education and Professional Development, introduces TeachKits – packaged ideas and materials for academic skills and information literacy teaching – which she co-designed with fellow Huddersfield colleague and National Teaching Fellow, Andrew Walsh, and entered into LILAC 2017’s popular Lagadothon event.  The teaching packs for information literacy instruction idea came from […]

The CILIP Information Literacy Group is pleased to share details of their upcoming Research Day. It will be held on 5th June, 2017 at CILIP Headquarters, London. The Information Literacy Group offers funds totalling £20,000 for high quality research through an annual bursary scheme. There are two rounds of funding given out in July and December and the Group are seeking […]


UUK / Guild HE Copyright Summer Event The Information Literacy Group is sponsoring a one day workshop aimed at university copyright officers or specialists, hosted by Universities UK and GuildHE Copyright Working Group. The day will consider the relationship between licences offered to the HE sector and copyright exceptions. Chaired by Professor Ronan Deazley, from the School of Law at Queens University Belfast, […]

The deadline for receipt of entries for this year’s Information Literacy awards, the UK’s most prestigious awards in the field, has been extended to 5pm GMT on Thursday March 9th. The Information Literacy Award (sponsored by CILIP Information Literacy Group and the National Library of Wales) recognises an outstanding individual contribution to information literacy made by a practitioner or researcher.  […]

Tuesday 7th February will see #uklibchat‘s enthusiastic community of library and information professionals discuss all things ‘information literacy’. #uklibchat is a monthly discussion group that takes place on Twitter from 6.30 to 8.30pm (UK time), using the Twitter account @uklibchat and the hashtag. For the interested but apprehensive first-timer, lurkers are also welcome to #uklibchat! To promote the upcoming chat, […]

The CILIP Information Literacy Group is pleased to offer the second webinar in this year’s series to support our annual conference, LILAC. Ever considered nominating colleagues or yourself for one of the three prestigious information literacy (IL) awards presented annually at the LILAC conference? If so, this informal webinar is for you! This year’s awards are open for business and […]

Philippa Price (Subject Librarian for School of Management & College of Engineering, Swansea University) has kindly provided a report of a recent LibTeachMeet, sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group and held at Swansea University. Sun, sand and employability – LibTeachMeet at Swansea University The Welsh Higher Education Libraries Forum (WHELF) Learning and Teaching Group, with sponsorship from the CILIP […]

Journal of Information Literacy

The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL), the peer-reviewed open access journal published by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, is recruiting an enthusiastic addition to their editorial team to develop the role of Digital Communications Officer. About the role The Journal of Information Literacy publishes innovative and challenging research articles and project reports that push the boundaries of information literacy thinking in theory, […]

Jane Secker (IL Group Chair), Stéphane Goldstein (Outreach and Advocacy Officer) and Geoff Walton (Library School Rep) reflect on their impressions of this year’s European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL). The 4th European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) took place in Prague on 10-13 October. The Czech capital was an inspired choice: an outstandingly beautiful city, full of baroque splendor, […]