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Election countdown: Join the #FactsMatter campaign!

Facts Matter logoWith only two days to go until voting day in the UK General Election, here's a timely reminder about CILIP’s #FactsMatter campaign! You can support the initiative in a number of ways, including sharing widely the infographic below on making informed political decisions, or why not post a picture of yourself with the Facts Matter banner on social media?

Jane Secker #FactsMatterCILIP’s #FactsMatter campaign for the General Election asks political parties and candidates to endorse the vital role of facts and evidence in public life. We all share a responsibility to be good consumers of news and information in political discussion, and as citizens we can take steps to be better informed before we go out to vote.

The CILIP Information Literacy Group is delighted to be involved in this campaign as part of its information literacy advocacy work.Lisa Jeskins and Claire Bradshaw support the Facts Matter campaign

Janet Morton, Dan Pullinger and Emily Wheeler support Facts Matter campaign

As part of the campaign, CILIP and the Information Literacy Group recently launched a fantastic new infographic on making informed political decisions.

Please share this infographic widely on your own social media channels and play your part in making the campaign a great success!

#FactsMatter infographic

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the infographic and the #FactsMatter campaign; please leave your comments below!

Find out more about the CILIP Facts matter campaign

Find out more about the work of the CILIP Information Literacy Group

Final call for talks/workshops at Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity Conference (i2c2) conference – deadline 31st May 2017

The Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity Conference (i2c2) will be held in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, between 13th and 15th November 2017.

The final call for talks and workshops for the conference is 12 midnight on 31st May 2017.

The conference is looking for people that can contribute their experiences and knowledge whatever level they are at. The overall theme of the conference is Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity, with a subtheme this year of “making, playing, co-creating”. This covers library and information work in any sector and anywhere in the world, along with associated professions. Last time there was a good mix of academic and public librarians, along with people from most sectors including consultants and trainers!

There are some slots for presentations, but most conference slots are expected to be workshop based with a high degree of attendee involvement. So if you propose something longer than a lightning talk, think “can I help attendees learn something to apply to their own practice?” and not “can I put a set of slides together about a project I did”.

More details on the website along with how to submit!
http://i2c2conference.innovativelibraries.org.uk/index.php/call

The programme is slowly being revealed: the keynote will be given by Emma Coonan. The Print Project (http://www.theprintproject.co.uk/) will be bringing a mobile letterpress along, and the 2nd day will be focussed on a festival of dangerous library ideas… http://i2c2conference.innovativelibraries.org.uk/index.php/prog

Find out more about the conference at: http://i2c2conference.innovativelibraries.org.uk

Good luck with your talk and/or workshop submissions!

Launch of the Copyright Cortex

The Copyright Cortex, a new online resource on copyright and digital cultural heritage, will be launched at a special event at the British Library from 5-7pm on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017.

The resource has been produced through collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast and CREATe at the University of Glasgow, with the support of CILIP – the Library and Information Association, the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA), the CILIP Information Literacy Group, and Europeana.

Speakers at the launch will include Lionel Bentley (University of Cambridge), Jill Cousins (Europeana), Ronan Deazley (Queen’s University Belfast), and Ben White (British Library).

Spaces are limited so early registration is advisable.

Book now for the Copyright Cortex launch event on June 20th

CILIP launch #FactsMatter infographic

CILIP and the Information Literacy Group have today launched a fantastic new infographic on making informed political decisions, as part of the #FactsMatter campaign. Please share it widely!

CILIP’s #FactsMatter campaign for the General Election asks political parties and candidates to endorse the vital role of facts and evidence in public life. We all share a responsibility to be good consumers of news and information in political discussion, and as citizens we can take steps to be better informed before we go out to vote.

Please share this infographic widely on your own social media channels and play your part in making the campaign a great success!

#FactsMatter infographic

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Love copyright? Don’t miss these events!

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, it promises to be an engaging and exciting event.

Where: Woburn House Conference Centre, Tavistock Square, London

When: Tue 20 June 2017, 10:00 – 16:15 BST

Registration details: Tickets are available for £45 from the Eventbrite page.

Models for Copyright Education in Information Literacy Programs

Jane and Chris at the CILIP Copyright Conference 2017
Jane and Chris at the CILIP Copyright Conference 2017

This day-long event is jointly organised by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ (IFLA) Copyright and Legal Matters Advisory Group and the IFLA Information Literacy Section. It will be held at the 83rd IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Wroclaw. Attendees will discuss models for education on copyright, licensing, and other legal matters within the scope of information literacy programs. The session will be devoted to methodologies for providing a comprehensive knowledge of the legal landscape for copyright, licensing, and related legal and policy matters in libraries and universities.

The program agenda is now on the site, listing panels and presenters. Attendance will be strictly limited to 100 people, including presenters, and due to room capacity, they will not be able to make exceptions, so register soon! Jane Secker (Copyright and Digital Literacy Officer, and Chair of CILIP Information Literacy Group) and Chris Morrison (Copyright and Licensing Compliance Officer, University of Kent) will be joining the panel to discuss copyright education and information literacy from a UK perspective.

Where: Wednesday, 23 August 2017 8:30am – 3:30pm

When: University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland

Registration: The registration form is available from the conference website.