The CILIP Community Services Group, sub group on Information Literacy (CSG-ILG) is commissioning six case studies that illustrate best practice in the delivery and / or promotion of information literacy in differing library sectors: Commercial / special libraries; Further education libraries; Health libraries; Higher education libraries; Public libraries; School libraries. CSG ILG hope that these case studies will provide a valuable resource to help librarians and teachers choose successful strategies for designing and delivering information literacy programmes for customers in their fields, by collecting the experience of others who have implemented them in a practical situation. The case studies are being commissioned to
document existing good practice and lessons from working situations.
Up to £500 funding is available for one case study within each of the target areas outlined above. It is expected that this funding will be primarily intended to support the process of capturing knowledge about best practice in information literacy. This would include promoting information literacy to key customer groups, staff development and the design and delivery of information literacy to a range of client groups, in both formal and informal settings. Funding is not being provided for commissioning activity. Apply via http://www.cilip.org.uk/specialinterestgroups/
bysubject/informationliteracy/research. Deadline for proposals is Monday 24th April 2006 to Adrienne Harris at Adrienne.firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed case studies will be required by 17th July 2006.
Photo by S. Webber: Snowdrops in botanical gardens, Sheffield, March 2006.