CILN Forum

On Tuesday 19th June 2018 the first Cambridge Information Literacy Forum was held on the Sidgwick Site at the University of Cambridge.

The Forum saw over 100 members of the network and their colleagues gather to discuss and develop ideas for mapping the newly devised Cambridge Information Literacy Framework.

Speakers were invited from other HE institutions to provide an opportunity to hear the experiences of others about implementation, sustainability and good practice.

The day was tweeted extensively, thanks to a team of live-tweeters, see below for tweet summaries of each session. You can also have a look at the hashtag #CILNForum for an overview of the whole day.

The day was opened by an introduction and welcome from Libby Tilley (University of Cambridge & CILN Project Team Member) and Dr Jess Gardner (Cambridge University Librarian).

The welcome was followed by a series of talks from Lorna Dodd (Maynooth University, Ireland), Helen Murphy (University of Cambridge), and Shazia Arif & Sam Piker (Brunel).

Lorna Dodd shared the process of adopting, developing and implementing an information literacy framework at Maynooth University, Ireland.

Lorna’s talk was followed by Helen Murphy, who is heading up the CILN CamGuides pre-arrival course for taught Master’s students. Helen shared developments in the process of creating the course and the questions raised by the need for and choice of technology.

The final speakers in the morning session, Shazia Arif & Sam Piker, shared Brunel University’s experience of developing digital capabilities through their Graduate LibSmart Programme.

The morning talks were followed by a number of parallel sessions. For more tweets from each session follow the link to the hastags:

Parallel Session #CFP1A: David Marshall (Futurelib, University of Cambridge) – Student journeys research

Parallel Session #CFP1B: Claire Packham & James Atkinson (City, University of London) – Implementation & future-proofing

Parallel Session #CFP1C: Helen Clough (Open University) – Implementing an Information Literacy Framework

Parallel Session #CFP1D: Katy Woolfenden & Jennie Blake (University of Manchester) – My Learning Essentials

Parallel Session #CFP1E: Angela Young (UCL) – Using Information Literacy Frameworks in teaching and skills training

Over lunch our project groups shared the progress of the various CILN strands.

The second set of parallel sessions continued in the afternoon:

Parallel Session #CFP2A: Emma Thompson (University of Liverpool) – Sustainability of Information Literacy programmes

Parallel Session #CFP2B: Sarah Elsegood (Anglia Ruskin University) – Information Literacy research project & academic liaison

Parallel Session #CFP2C: Susan Halfpenny (University of York) – Digital Literacy Framework

Parallel Session #CFP2D: Alison Hicks (UCL) – Pedagogy & Information Literacy

Parallel Session #CFP2E: Helen Murphy (University of Cambridge) – Implementing an Information Literacy Framework in Arts & Humanities libraries

The third parallel sessions were divided into two sessions led by Alison Little and Jane Secker.

Parallel Session 3A
Alison Little (University of Sheffield) – Advocacy with stakeholders when implementing an Information Literacy framework

Parallel Session 3B
Jane Secker (City, University of London) – CILIP’s new Information Literacy definition

The day finished with two concurrent panel sessions discussing the theme of ‘Information Literacy and the transition to university”:

Thanks to all our speakers and attendees. Keep an eye on the blog for more reflections from the day.

1 thought on “CILN Forum

  1. […] for funding from the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning, the inaugural CILN Forum, in 2018 (details here), the launch of CamGuides (details […]


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