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The European Conference for Information Literacy (ECIL) is being held in Oulu, Finland this year. Monday 24th – Thursday 27th September.

Here’s the conference agenda. You’ll see there are a great variety of sessions, covering the main themes of health, education, research and libraries.

As far as I know only one of our IL CoP members, John Crawford, has made it to this remote part of Finland. A lot of very interesting tweeting happening on Twitter #ECIL2018 until we hear back from John.

@ECIL_2018 Official Twitter account of The 6th European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL). #ECIL2018 #UniOulu 

Jenny Foreman, Scottish Government Library




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CILIP Definition of Information Literacy 2018

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IFLA statement on digital literacy: resource pack

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Bookbugs digital future

Whilst at the Information Literacy Forum last year I enjoyed meeting  and chatting with Ruth Grindley, Early Years Digital Projects Manager with the Scottish Book Trust.  Ruth was telling me about the development of a new digital strand to the Bookbug programme.  This will  provide families and practitioners with the opportunity to become more digitally confident and help shape Bookbugs digital future.

Here are the links to  two blog posts that she sent me giving the background and more information.

There is also a ‘virtual advisory group’ that has been set up comprising of interested parties from a variety of different backgrounds, parents and professionals who have or work with young children to discuss the project and share ideas. If you would be interested in joining Ruth's contact details are on the links to the blog posts above.

The National Literacy Trust have a website listing  good literacy apps for early years which is worth a look too.