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Webinar: Publication without tears: Tips for aspiring authors

This webinar is one of a series provided by the CILIP Information Literacy Group in support of the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC). These webinars are primarily aimed at LILAC 2016 conference speakers and delegates.

The final webinar in this series – ‘Publication without tears: Tips for aspiring authors’ – was due to be presented by Emma Coonan, Editor of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL). Unfortunately, the webinar didn’t take place due to technical problems but Emma’s presentation slides are available below.

‘Getting published’ can feel like a baffling process – even for those going through it! This presentation aims to demystify the experience of submitting an article to a journal. It explains what happens inside the ‘black box’ of the publication process, how peer reviewers evaluate articles, and what journal editors are looking for. The presentation contains lots of tips, including

  • ways of dealing with peer reviewers’ comments
  • key questions to help frame your research
  • how to go about structuring your article
  • ways to get started with writing – and to keep going!

Finally, you’ll be invited to consider what you could publish.


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LILAC webinar: Publication without tears: Tips for aspiring authors

Tuesday, 26th April
Online, 14.00 – 15.00 GMT

This year, the CILIP Information Literacy Group is running a series of webinars to support our annual conference, LILAC.

The final webinar in this series will be presented Emma Coonan, Editor of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL).

Emma will be presenting best practice and advice for preparing your research for publication and potentially writing up a conference paper for a journal such as JIL.

To book a place, please go to this form.

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Journal of Information Literacy seeks new Managing Editor

Journal of Information Literacy

The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL), the peer-reviewed open access journal published by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, is looking to appoint a new Managing Editor. This key role offers an excellent opportunity to support original information literacy research and to address the interests of diverse IL communities of practice.

The role holder works closely with the Editor-in-Chief to ensure the continuing success of the journal by leading the administration of the journal, co-ordinating publication schedules, and managing the operations of the editorial team. It is the Managing Editor who ensures that deadlines are met, so we need someone who is reliable, self-motivated and able to commit time to the journal throughout the year. The role is voluntary but very rewarding, working with a friendly, enthusiastic team and with opportunities to speak, if you wish, at workshops and conferences.

If you would like to be considered for this role, which is unpaid, please send a brief personal statement (no more than 500 words) indicating your ability to undertake the activities listed in the role description. Please send this personal statement, together with a CV, to jinfolit@gmail.com. The deadline for applications is Monday, 11th April 2016.

Feel free to get in touch with Cathie Jackson, the current role holder, or Dr Emma Coonan, the Editor-in-Chief, if you have any questions about the role.

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New issue of Journal of Information Literacy

Journal of Information Literacy logoEmma Coonan, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL),  is thrilled to let you know that volume 9(2) is now live.  You'll find a full list of contents below, followed by some reflections from Emma on the experience of editing her first issue.

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Jane Secker awarded Honorary Fellowship of CILIP

Dr Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group
Dr Jane Secker. Photo courtesy of CILIP and Rolf Marriott Photography

Dr Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, for her exceptional contribution to advancing the field of information literacy over the past ten years.

Jane is one of the UK’s leading professionals involved in developing and implementing Information and digital literacy strategies for the 21st century at national and international level.

Her approach has emphasised the importance of making links and disseminating beyond the library profession.  In 2010-11, Jane led a funded project at LSE, in partnership with the University of Birmingham, which developed a range of open educational resources for teacher training courses.  This work led to a further project in 2012 working with the Information Literacy Section of UNESCO.

In 2011, she co-produced ANCIL: A New Curriculum for Information Literacy, a highly regarded approach to developing information literacy in higher education.

Jane was Editor-in-chief of the open access biannual Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) from 2012-15, overseeing the publication of five issues.  She has published extensively, is an active blogger and regularly disseminates her work through presentations at conferences within and outside the sector, including education conferences such as the Association of Learning Developers in Higher Education.

Jane was responsible for co-organising the inaugural Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) in 2005, a now established and key event in the calendar for information professionals. She is currently Chair of the Information Literacy Group of CILIP.

Honorary Fellowship of the professional body has been awarded by CILIP and its predecessor the Library Association since 1896. It is the highest recognition given to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the library and information world. Recipients of the title join a roll call of important figures, including three-time former Prime Minster Rt. Hon Stanley Baldwin; Scottish philanthropist and library founder Andrew Carnegie; the inventor of the Dewey Decimal system used in library classification, Melvil Dewey; the poet, novelist and librarian Philip Larkin; novelist Dame Catherine Cookson; and children’s illustrator and author Shirley Hughes.