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The Journal of Information Literacy is recruiting!

Journal of Information Literacy logoThe Journal of Information Literacy (JIL), the peer-reviewed open access journal published by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, is looking to appoint two copy editors.

The role is voluntary but very rewarding, working with a friendly, enthusiastic team. You can find out more about what it involves by reading the copy editor role description.

“Copy-editing for the Journal of Information Literacy offers the opportunity to use my copy-editing skills, while gaining experience working as part of a great team focused on the future of information literacy and having access to the latest research in the field.”     Sharon Lawler, copy editor.

If you would like to be considered for this role, which is unpaid, you are asked to submit a brief personal statement (of no more than 500 words), indicating your ability to undertake the activities listed in the role description.

Please email this personal statement, together with a CV, to jinfolit@gmail.com. The deadline for applications is Thursday, August 31st, 2017.

If you have any questions about the role, please  contact Michelle O’Connell, Managing Editor, of the Journal of Information Literacy (michellerichard@.msn.com), or one of our copy-editors, Helen Bader (helen.bader@gmail.com) or Sharon Lawler (sharon.a.lawler@gmail.com).

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Celebrating 10 years of JIL

The Journal of Information Literacy turned 10 this week!

To celebrate this the editors of JIL have put together a special anniversary issue of the journal with contributions from some of the leading scholars in the field of information literacy, including JIL’s first editor, Sheila Webber. These articles reflect on the development of information information literacy as a discipline and also look ahead to ongoing and future challenges for information literacy. A must read for anyone interested information literacy!

The articles include:

Information literacy and informed learning: conceptual innovations for IL research and practice futures / Christine Susan Bruce, Andrew Demasson, Hilary Hughes, Mandy Lupton, Elham Sayyad Abdi, Clarence Maybee, Mary M. Somerville, Anita Mirijamdotter

Crossing the threshold: reflective practice in information literacy development / Sheila Corrall

Lessons from forty years as a literacy educator: an information literacy narrative / James Elmborg

The warp and weft of information literacy: changing contexts, enduring challenges / Barbara Fister

Posing the million dollar question: what happens after graduation? / Alison J. Head

Information literacy and literacies of information: a mid-range theory and model / Annemaree Lloyd

How can you tell if it’s working? Recent developments in impact evaluation and their implications for information literacy practice / Sharon Markless and David Streatfield

Information literacy: agendas for a sustainable future / Ross Todd

Information literacy is a subversive activity: developing a research-based theory of information discernment / Geoff Walton

Information literacy: conceptions, context and the formation of a discipline / Sheila Webber and Bill Johnston

Journal of Information Literacy seeks new Digital Communications Officer

jil logoThe Journal of Information Literacy (JIL), the peer-reviewed open access journal published by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, is recruiting an enthusiastic addition to their editorial team to develop the role of Digital Communications Officer.

About the role

JIL publishes innovative and challenging research articles and project reports that push the boundaries of information literacy thinking in theory, practice and method. The post holder will be responsible for developing and delivering a variety of creative and engaging new content for multiple channels, including websites, blogs and social media, to promote JIL. The ideal candidate will have an interest in digital media and communications as well as experience in evaluating and using social media tools (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and online analytics tools.

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for this role, which is in a voluntary capacity, please send a brief personal statement (no more than 500 words) indicating your ability to undertake the activities listed in the job description. Please send this personal statement, together with a CV, to the Managing Editor, Michelle O’Connell, at jinfolit@gmail.com.

The deadline for applications is Friday 6 January, 2017.

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New issue of Journal of Information Literacy

Journal of Information Literacy

The latest issue of the Journal of Information Literacy, the international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has just been published.

As ever, it includes the latest in IL research, including a study on health literacy and two articles focusing on specific HE subject areas – Business and Education, and Nursing and Teaching Education. Also included are conference reports on CILIP Conference 2016 and the European Conference on Information Literacy 2016, plus a range of excellent book reviews.

The full contents of volume 10, issue 2 are listed below:

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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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View the previous webinars in the series