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Presentation at ECIL2017

Scotland was well represented at the recent ECIL2017 conference, with myself, John Crawford, Bill Johnston and Kirsten McCormick (hope I got that right Kirsten!) all in attendance. I was presenting the highlights from a book chapter I have written which gives a checklist of eight main things to consider when you are writing or adapting an information literacy online resource. It would come in handy for any type of online resource actually! Here is a link to the slides  - but better still, buy the book! It is called Distributed Learning: pedagogy and technology in online information literacy instruction, edited by Tasha Maddison and Maha Kumaran, Chandos. Enjoy!


Two new research projects in IL funded by bursary scheme


CILIP ILG bursaries for research into the experiences of refugees and information literacy

Two significant new research projects have been approved under the CILIP Information Literacy Group Research Bursary scheme.


One will look at the information practices and experiences of New Syrian Scots refugees who are resettling in Scotland.


The second seeks to understand how mis-information influences young people’s psychological, physical, and behavioural reactions to functioning with a person with perceived extremist views - and whether there is a link between these reactions and people's level of ability to make sound judgements about information they are presented.






Digital and Information Literacy Symposium 18th November 2016

What does it mean to be information and digitally literate in Scotland today?


This is the central question as more information and services move online.

The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) and The Right Information, the Scottish Information Literacy Community of Practice, are hosting a Digital and Information Literacy Symposium on Friday 18th November 2016 in Glasgow.

Held at the Scottish Government Office, Atlantic Quay, the seminar will examine the relevance of digital and information literacy in relation to health, education, housing, employability and welfare reform.

A central theme will be how we ensure equality of access to information across the country and reduce the gap between the information rich and information poor.

The all-day event includes six speakers as well as the chance to network with colleagues across various disciplines and sectors. The Symposium is free to attend however places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Booking closes on Monday 7th November.


November 18
10:30 am - 4:00 pm


Scottish Government Office
Atlantic Quay
Glasgow, G2 8lu United Kingdom
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CILIP Scotland Autumn Gathering 

The Information Literacy Community of Practice is delivering a workshop session at the Autumn Gathering on Thursday 20th October 2016

This year's varied and exciting programme features:​

•  Keynote talk - Marc Lambert, CEO, Scottish Book Trust

•  Keynote talk on 'Rethinking the Library' - Diane Bruxvoort, Univ of Aberdeen Librarian & Director

• Protecting privacy and the Investigatory Powers Bill - Nik Williams, Scottish PEN

•  Scottish school libraries and citizenship - Dr. Lauren Smith, Strathclyde University

• Open licensing of digital cultural resources and Open Data - Gill Hamilton, National Library of Scotland

• Libraries and coding - Dr. Martin Goodfellow, Coder in Residence, Glasgow Life

•  Decade of Commemorations programme - Northern Ireland Libraries

• The JCPS Demonstration Library Project - Kathleen Moran, Project Senior Librarian

•   #artcore and library partnerships - Colm Linnane from City of Edinburgh Libraries

•  Digital Information Literacy in Scotland - The Information Literacy Community of Practice workshop

•  Bookbug - Tracy Cooper, Scottish Book Trust;

•   Case studies and discussion on the CILIP Leadership Project - Kirsten McCormick, Glasgow Life & Jo  Maxwell, BDS Ltd

•  School Library Advocacy Discussion

•  An optional Literature and Libraries post event reception

•  Honorary Membership presentations

 More information:

If you can't make it on the day, then you can always follow the tweets with the hashtag #CILIPSAG16


Paul Gray's blog post about the Autumn Gathering including tweets is available here.

Presentations and photos from the CILIPS Autumn Gathering are available on the CILIP Scotland website



Information literacy and digital inclusion: from advocacy to action

Slides from Information literacy and digital inclusion: from advocacy to action Sharon Wagg Tinder Foundation, UK Jane Secker London School of Economics and CILIP Information Literacy Group, UK Stéphane Goldstein InformAll, UK European Conference on Information Literacy ECIL2016 Prague 10 October 2016

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