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Entries in Journal of Information Literacy (4)


Information Literacy Journal


The of the Journal of Information Literacy is out now!

The journal publishes innovative and challenging research articles and project reports which push the boundaries of information literacy thinking in theory, practice and method, and which aim to develop deep and critical understandings of the role, contribution and impact of information literacies in everyday contexts, education and the workplace.

You can read 12 engaging, peer reviewed articles, book reviews and there's a link to previous issues.


The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is the professional journal of the CILIP Information Literacy Group.


Posted by Jenny Foreman, Scottish Government Library and co-chair of The Information Literacy Community of Practice for Scotland.



Great ‘Tips for Aspiring IL Authors’ LILAC 2014 session

I didn't manage to see Jane Secker and Cathie Jacksons' session where they shared ‘Tips for Aspiring Authors’ on writing for publication. Specifically the Journal of Information Literacy.

In Jane's blog lilac-2014-reflections-and-thoughts Jane talks about the session saying that 

"It was aimed at people who wanted to turn their LILAC presentation into a full peer-reviewed paper and attempted to de-mystify the peer review process and provide people with a structure for an academic paper. There was a chance to look at a short project report and think about how this could be worked up into a peer reviewed paper. Our slides are on the ILG’s Slideshare account."

The slides contain a lot of useful tips and links to resources /guidelones. I would recommend that if are thinking of writing an article or not very confident then have a lot. If you have never written an article below then it is a good journal to write for. So go on and share / publish your thoughts and work. 


Using assignment data to analyse a blended information literacy intervention: A quantitative approach

Good news story from Geoff Wallton.

His article Using assignment data to analyse a blended information literacy intervention: A quantitative approach Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 45 (1) pp53-63, written with Mark Hepworth has been selected by the American Library Association's Library Instruction Round Table's (LIRT's) Top Twenty Committee as a 2013 Top Twenty article.

The committee noted that:

[t]he study represents a powerful advocacy piece for using a blended approach with an online discussion component in delivering information literacy to foster higher order learning in students 


Geoff says that

Quite a few people have asked me for a copy of this article in the past, so to make it more accessible and for anyone to use in their evidence base to convince our non-info pro colleagues of the value of IL I have put freely available pre-publication version of the article in our institutional repository.

Please visit this website to access it:

If anyone would like to discuss the article please get in touch.

Best wishes,


Dr Geoff Walton,

Lecturer Information Sciences,

Faculty of Engineering and Environment,

Northumbria University,

Room 038,

Pandon Building,

Camden St.,

Newcastle upon Tyne,


United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 191 243 7144


Skype: geoff.walton2012


CILIP Information Literacy Group and Journal of Information Literacy news

Some news items you may or may not have seen regarding the CILIP Information Literacy Group and its Journal.

It’s been all change on the CILIP Information Literacy Group committee, It's

Goodbye! to Debbi Boden-Angell, Ruth Stubbings, Lyn Parker, Cathie Jackson, Bob Glass and Louise Doolan and

Welcome! to new committee members who are:
Nancy Graham – Chair
Andrew Walsh – Secretary
Rowena Macrae-Gibson – Membership Secretary
Dan Pullinger – Website Manager
Nicola Scott – FE Representative
Claire Packham – National Library Representative
Geoff Walton – LIS Representative

Rebecca Mogg, former Membership Secretary, is their new Deputy Chair. Ruth and Cathie will continue their roles on the Journal of Information Literacy.

The committee have two vacancies that they would like to fill:

  • Sponsorship and Outreach Officer
  • Programme Officer

General information about working on the LILAC committee and the specific job descriptions can be found on the LILAC website:

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a personal statement, including relevant knowledge and experience, explaining why you are the best candidate to contribute to the organisation of the LILAC Conference. You must also provide a letter of support from your line manager.  The closing date for the application process will be the 26th August.

The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is looking to recruit a Book Review Editor to their editorial team. Cathie Jackson says

"JIL is a successful peer reviewed  journal, published under the Gold Open Access model, by the CILIP Information  Literacy Group. If you would like to be considered for the role, which is in a  voluntary capacity, please write a brief personal  statement (no more than  500 words) indicating your ability to undertake  the activities listed in the role description and how you meet the   person specification. These are available at Please send this personal statement, together with   a CV, to me, at  The deadline for applications is Monday 26 August 2013."

Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is also now a group on LinkedIn