A quick reminder that the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) have two new workshops still open for bookings. There is just a couple of weeks left to book onto the Information Literacy for New(er) Professionals in Sheffield! Information Literacy Teaching for New(er) Professionals, 16th April, Sheffield. https://ilnew.eventbrite.co.uk This full day workshop will introduce models of Information Literacy and some basic […]

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One of the most popular sections of the Information Literacy website is the Definitions and Models area. Visitors to this page can find an overview of when, where and how you would apply Information Literacy to practice, and how it relates to other literacies and skills sets. Information, digital and media literacies are some of the many new literacies and skills […]

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What is your role on the committee? I am the Information Literacy Group’s Advocacy and Outreach Officer. When did you join and why? The post was created at the end of 2015, and I became the first postholder. I feel strongly about the need to promote information literacy, and to engage with different communities beyond the library world to underline […]

The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) has published an evaluation of a resource intended to help secondary school students develop their information literacy competencies. The evaluation report includes some potentially valuable pointers towards making students develop a range of skills, such as research, critical thinking and problem-solving. In February 2016, TeenTech and ILG produced this resource in the form of a […]

“Alternative facts, Fake News, getting to the truth with Information Literacy” is the title of this year’s Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference, which is taking place in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina from 21st – 22nd June. The key topics are: Information Literacy in the modern world Librarians as support to the lifelong learning process Media and Information Literacy – theoretical approaches […]

This June, the 9th Creating Knowledge conference, Beyond Information Literacy: Navigating an Ever-Evolving Library Landscape, will be held in Vingsted, Denmark. The key theme running throughout the conference will be best practice, and the organisers are inviting papers that fall into one or more of the following topics: New Skills New Technologies New ways to interact with and engage our patrons […]


The following post has been reposted with permission from Charlie Inskip’s Research Blog We were very happy to greet around 75 enthusiastic librarians and careers professionals from around the country to UCL on Friday 2nd Feb last week to the “On The Move: transitioning information skills into the workplace” event. We heard great talks by Marc Forster, Megan Wiley, Laura […]

The deadline is approaching for nominations for the Information Literacy Award 2018 and the Digital Award for IL 2018. This is an exciting opportunity to shout about some of the fantastic information literacy work that either yourself or colleague(s) have been doing. The Information Literacy Award is open to individual practitioners, researchers and academics alike, and awards outstanding practice in […]

Submitted by Laura Woods, Subject Librarian, University of Huddersfield One Librarian, One Reference (or #1lib1ref) is an annual Wikipedia campaign that aims to encourage librarians all around the world to make Wikipedia better, one reference at a time. To celebrate this initiative, we decided to host a librarians’ editathon at the University of Huddersfield. Myself and Lindsay Ince, Assistant Records […]

In January 2017, the UK government set up an inquiry into ‘fake news’, with the objective of investigating ways to combat ‘the growing phenomenon of widespread dissemination… and acceptance as fact of stories of uncertain provenance or accuracy’.[1] In this article, we argue that any solution to this issue must include a substantial educational element, and that universities are excellently […]