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.
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.
Emma is the Information Skills Librarian at UEA (University of East Anglia), Norwich. She holds an MSt and a PhD in literary theory and an MSc in Information and Library Management, and her chief research interests are information literacy, learning development and learner agency. In 2011, she was seconded to a fellowship at Wolfson College, Cambridge, to develop ‘A New Curriculum for Information Literacy’ in collaboration with Dr Jane Secker. Since then she has jointly edited two books and is currently writing a third.
Emma will be taking on the role from Dr Jane Secker, who has been appointed Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group. During Jane’s three successful years as Editor-in-Chief, the journal has gone from strength to strength, with the range of content (articles, conference, student and project reports, and book reviews) continuing to grow and the publication of a themed section on school libraries and information literacy. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Jane for her enormous contribution to the journal and wish her well in her new role.
Until the handover in June, Emma will be shadowing Jane and, from late Spring, will begin to act as Editor-In-Chief for new articles submitted to the journal.
To celebrate 40 years of infomation literacy, the CILIP Information Literacy Group has had a logo designed (image above), which features on our promotional sticky notes and highlighters.
For Vol. 7 No. 2 of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL), Editor Jane Secker wrote an editorial entitled “Towards universal information literacy 40 years on”. The issue also included snippets from a series of interviews with Paul Zurkowski himself, conducted by Jeffrey V. Kelly during ECIL.
At LILAC 2014, delegates watched a video from Paul Zurkowski, and this is now available for everyone to view on YouTube.
The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL), the peer-reviewed open access journal published by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, is looking to recruit an additional copy editor to its editorial team. The primary role of the copy editor is to manage the copy editing process of articles submitted and accepted for the journal. Take a look at the full role description for more details and a person specification. If you would like to be considered for the role, which is in a voluntary capacity, you are invited to submit a brief personal statement (of no more than 500 words), indicating your ability to undertake the activities listed in the job description. The personal statement,
together with a CV, should be sent to the Managing Editor, Cathie Jackson, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is Friday, 14 March 2014. Please email if you have any questions about the role.