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 […]



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 […]

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  What is your role on the committee? I am one of the newly appointed web editors of the IL website. The website editorial team is a sub-group of the CILIP Information Literacy Group. When did you join and why? I have just started a funded PhD at Loughborough University. My research area relates to information literacy and people’s information […]



The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) is undertaking a light-touch review of the school support resource which it developed jointly with TeenTech early last year. ILG is looking for assistance in identifying half a dozen schools that would be the subject of the review. Would any schools like to take part? For information, the resource takes the form of ten […]

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What is your role on the committee? I am one of the web editors of the IL website. The website editorial team is a sub-group of the CILIP Information Literacy Group. When did you join and why? Before I started at my current college we didn’t have any information literacy teaching so this is something that I’m keen to develop. […]



The research projects page has been updated. One project, Information Literacy for Democratic Engagement (IL-DEM), is now completed. The focus of the project was information literacy amongst those involved in hyperlocal democracy in Scotland as community councillors (the equivalent of parish councillors in England). The work of community councillors relates to ascertaining, co-ordinating and expressing the views of their communities to local […]



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 […]

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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, […]

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The CILIP ILG AGM took place at LILAC yesterday evening, and had a record attendance, perhaps due to the delicious cupcakes which were complete with the new logo.   Firstly, Deputy Chair Rowena Macrae-Gibson welcomed everyone to the AGM, before Treasurer Elaine Sykes gave a report on the ILG accounts. The ILG Chair, Jane Secker, then reported on the work […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group is delighted to welcome Kate Grigsby to the role of Marketing and Communications Officer on the IL Group Committee. Kate will be taking over the role from Emma Burnett who has been in this post since 2010. Kate will be having a handover from Emma in due course. The IL Group thanks Emma for all her […]