One important event at the LILAC conference was the launch of the Information Literacy Website, a new UK portal to information literacy information. It is a product of a partnership between the CILIP CSG Information Literacy Group, SCONUL, Museums and Libraries Association, and Higher Education Academy. It is generously being hosted by Eduserv. There has been a collaborative approach to content gathering, and Ruth Stubbings from Loughborough University has been coordinating this initiative. The website was officially “unveiled” by Jonathan Douglas from the MLA. It is to be found at the memorable web address http://www.informationliteracy.co.uk/ I have contributed some information about research resources, and also I am going to be editor of a new journal hosted on the site, the Journal of information literacy. You will be hearing more about this in due course! The first issue of JIL (it’s a free web journal) comes out in October.
Photo by Sheila Webber: Spring is arriving! March 2006