Cambridge Information Literacy Network

Cambridge Information Literacy Network

The Cambridge Information Literacy Network (CILN) was established at the University of Cambridge in February 2018. The Information Literacy Framework sets out the expectations for information literacy practice at the University of Cambridge.

Information Literacy is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgments about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to develop informed views and to engage fully with society.

CILIP, 2018

One of the most widely known CILN projects is CamGuides. These were launched for Master’s students in summer 2018 and for Undergraduates in summer 2019. We are working on a CamGuides resource for PhD students, with an expected launch in summer 2022.

Projects for this year include an online asynchronous Critical Reading course hosted on Moodle and aimed at undergraduate students. We are running an online ‘Teaching and Learning for Librarians’ course in 2021. We are evaluating and promoting the Good Academic Practice toolkit and the Tools for Teaching LibGuide. We are also working on creating units of re-usable teaching within a wider project to develop a ‘Cambridge Libraries Guide to Teaching’. More information on current projects can be found on the blog.