LILAC will be back in April 2022 Given the on-going uncertainty surrounding large scale events in the coming months, and to ensure the safety of LILAC attendees, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone our face-to-face conference until 2022. We are very conscious of the fact that offering an equivalent conference online isn’t possible, due to the length of […]



Jacqueline Geekie is the Public Libraries Representative on the Information Literacy Group and is the Information Literacy and Learning Librarian for Live Life Aberdeenshire. As we approach the year mark in the pandemic, and many are still using technology every day for work, school, and in our personal lives, it is important to consider our Digital Wellbeing. There are many […]



The special LILAC issue (15/1) of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) has been published and is free to read and download at https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/. This issue includes the following articles and project reports: Editorial: JIL x LILAC by Alison Hicks https://doi.org/10.11645/15.1.2900 Critical discourse analysis as a reflection tool for information literacy instruction by Devina Dandar and Sajni Lacey https://doi.org/10.11645/15.1.2826 Librarians’ development as teachers […]

CILIP Conference 2020


Alice Morrissey, newly-qualified librarian and recipient of the Information Literacy Group bursary to attend the CILIP Conference Reimagined 2020, has kindly provided a review of the event, which took place online for the first time. My name is Alice Morrissey and I’m a Library Assistant in Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology in Dublin, Ireland. I started in […]

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In our latest guest post, Pip J. Jones (@Pip_J_Jones) of Bangor University reviews the CONUL Teaching & Learning and Research Groups Seminar that took place in November 2020. Every Librarian a Teacher; Integrating Scholarly Communication & Info Literacy; Exploring the Potential for Collaboration Information overload! With a sprinkle of questionable credibility, intrinsic bias, unethical promotion, data falsification, and highly publicised proliferation […]

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In this guest blog post, Anne-Lise Harding shares some of the practitioner research she has carried out during her first year working in the House of Commons library with Select Committees, and the specificities of their Information Literacy needs. Anne-Lise is Senior Liaison Librarian at the House of Commons and the Government Libraries Sector Representative for the Information Literacy Group. […]

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The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is looking to appoint a new Managing Editor, as Michelle O’Connell is stepping down from the role after three successful years in post. The Managing Editor works closely with the Editor-in-Chief to ensure the continuing success of the journal by leading on the administration of the peer review process, co-ordinating publication schedules, and managing […]

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In this guest blog post, Liz White talks about the planning involved in moving Library Induction online for FE students during the current pandemic. Liz is Assistant Academic Librarian at the University of Derby and the Further Education Sector Representative for the Information Literacy Group. Introduction As Assistant Academic Librarian at Buxton and Leek College I found myself earlier this year, […]

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Jacqueline Geekie, the Public Libraries Representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group, recently asked question (by proxy) about information literacy and the pandemic in Parliament. I was recently invited to attend an Evidence Week Event by Sense about Science who brought together members of the public to ask questions of their MP in a virtual meeting.  This is a unique […]

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Thank you to Dr Julie Greenhough (@EPQGuru), Extended Project Qualification Coordinator at St Benedicts School in London, for this festive-themed post. I must begin with a confession; I have lied twice to year 7 since the academic year began. Lie number one I tell every September when we start library lessons in English. I tell the class that our School Librarian, […]