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Entries by Jenny Foreman (2)


Scotland's Digital Strategy

Scotland’s refreshed Digital Strategy was launched on 22 March by Cabinet Secretary for Finance & Constitution, Derek MacKay MSP at an event in Tontine House, Glasgow.

"The strategy sets out the Scottish Government’s vision for Scotland as a vibrant, inclusive, open and outwards looking digital nation and describes the actions we collectively need to take to ensure that Scotland anticipates and reacts positively to the changing opportunities the digital age presents."

Information literacy per se may only be mentioned once (see extract below) but our take on the digital skills mentioned  throughout the document includes not only being able to work online using technology, but also critical thinking skills, information search skills, skills to inform decision making as well as understanding privacy, security and keeping safe online.

"Digital allows information to be transmitted faster and further than ever before, enabling us to develop new communities of interest and opening up new opportunities for education, commerce, creativity, friendship and leisure. In doing so however, it raises new challenges around security, information literacy and privacy".

Jenny Foreman







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