This week sees the 2017 European Conference of Information Literacy (ECIL). Held in St Malo from today until Friday, this is the fifth year of the conference which has previously been held in Istanbul, Dubrovnik, Tallinn and Prague. A number of CILIP ILG committee members are attending this years’ conference including Jane Secker, Stephane Goldstein, Geoff Walton and Emma Coonan. Jane […]



Aston Teachmeet on ‘Supporting online learners, what works? A discussion of innovative methods in providing distance learners with information literacy and library skills’ Joe Carey, Enquiries Assistant at Aston University Library, has kindly provided a report on their recent Library Teachmeet event, sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group. Our recent Teachmeet came at an exciting time for Aston, as […]



A short summary by Sharon Wagg, PhD researcher at Loughborough University, of highlights from the i3 Conference, which was held at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in June 2017. I was invited to represent Loughborough University at the Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2017 conference, which took place at Robert Gordon University on June 27–30, 2017. This is a biennial conference with a […]



Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, reports on the UUK / GuildHE Copyright Working Group event, which took place on 20th June 2017. On 20th June the CILIP Information Literacy Group sponsored the Universities UK / GuildHE Copyright Working Group Summer Event at Woburn House in London. The event was mainly attended by copyright officers in higher education and discussions centred […]



Last month I was fortunate enough to win a travel bursary to attend the Connecting People, Connecting Ideas (CPCI) research symposium at Edinburgh Napier University. Organised by colleagues at the Centre of Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier, the symposium provided an opportunity for those with research interests in Information Science to come together and consider research priorities and future collaborations […]



George Smith, Graduate Library Assistant at Aberystwyth University Library, has kindly provided a report on their recent Library TeachMeet event, which was hosted by the University and sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group. Aberystwyth Library TeachMeet: “Information Literacy in the Age of Fake News” This year’s theme at the Aberystwyth LibTeachMeet was “Information Literacy in the Age of Fake News”, a challenging issue […]

Event


Dr Beth Hall, Research Support Librarian at Bangor University, has kindly provided a report on the recent TeachMeet event hosted by Bangor University and sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group. Bangor University TeachMeet: Librarians Supporting the Research Lifecycle, May 2017 The Welsh Higher Education Libraries Forum (WHELF) Research Group, with sponsorship from the CILIP Information Literacy Group, held a TeachMeet on […]

Event


Eleanor Johnston, Academic Skills Librarian at Staffordshire University, has kindly provided a report on the recent Library TeachMeet event hosted by Staffordshire University Library and sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group. Staffordshire University Library TeachMeet: “Information Literacy and Making Judgements: from Brexit to The White House” This event, sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, took place on 4th May 2017. […]



Funded by the British Council and invited by the Latvian Ministry of Culture, Dr Jane Secker, chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, attended the Media Literacy conference: ‘Challenges of media literacy: from first graders to seniors, from advice webpages to politics’ at the University of Riga, Latvia on 24th April 2017. The Latvian Ministry of Culture is investing in a […]

LILAC logo


The final day of LILAC 2017 starred a keynote from LILAC Legend Alan Carbery, AKA The Luckiest Librarian in the World! Alan’s talk was truly inspirational and made us consider what we should be teaching in class that would help students become informed citizens, in contrast to what we are routinely expected to teach (e.g. how to search a database). […]