CILIP and the policy work of the Information Literacy Steering Group - Jacqueline May

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CILIP and the policy work of the Information Literacy Steering Group - Jacqueline May

  1. 1. The Policy Work of CILIP’s Information Literacy Project Board What use is policy to me? LILAC 2014 23/04/14 10am – 11am Putting theory into practice Jacqueline May CILIP
  2. 2. The IL Project launched in 2010 • Copyright NASA 2011 2
  3. 3. Members of the IL Board • Barbara Band (Chair) • Elizabeth Bentley (SLG Committee member) • Natasha Choolhun (Law librarian) • Nancy Graham (ILG Committee member) • Charlie Inskip (Academic sector) • Liz McGettigan (Scotland, CILIP trustee) • Darren Smart (Public libraries • Tom Roper (Health Sector librarian) LILAC 2014 23/04/14 10am – 11am Putting theory into practice Jacqueline May CILIP 3
  4. 4. Overall Aim of the IL Project • For CILIP to be seen as a key stakeholder and participant in IL across a range of issues To achieve this CILIP will: • Continue to integrate IL into key areas of CILIP activity (PKSB for eg.) • Work in partnership with other organisations to establish role and profile of CILIP (eg. CarnegieUK Trust) LILAC 2014 23/04/14 10am – 11am Putting theory into practice Jacqueline May CILIP 44
  5. 5. IL and your work survey 2013 In a survey of our membership in 2013, 89%of respondents working outside the academic sector believed IL to be an important part of what they do. 5Lilac 2014 23/04/14 10am – 11am Putting theory into practice Jacqueline May CILIP 5
  6. 6. Key benefits of IL project • Increased knowledge of LIS role in IL (and that includes digital inclusion) • Uniting the profession across discipline, and sector to acknowledge the public good of information literacy • Increasing the profile of our members work to government Lilac 2014 23/04/14 10am -11am Putting theory into practice Jacqueline May CILIP 66
  7. 7. Achievements of the project • A digital participation summit in 2013 attended by organisations from non LIS sector • Press statements on IL issues; e-safety, GDS (Government Digital Strategy) commented on Cabinet Office Digital Inclusion Checklist • Endorsed Alexandria Proclamation on IL and adopted as CILIP statement on IL • Draft Policy statement on digital inclusion 77Lilac 2014 23/04/14 10am – 11am Putting theory into practice Jacqueline May CILIP
  8. 8. Examples of our advocacy activities around e-safety • Press statements and a President’s blog on SID (Safer Internet Day) for past two years • Contributed to Digital Policy Alliance Report on recent developments on child safety • Blog on Government’s plans on filtering home internet access as default option 8
  9. 9. Plans for 2014 CILIP will be hosting two Roundtables: – E-safety – IL in the workplace - this will be a new area for CILIP and will require some stakeholder mapping Outcomes – two policy statements – raising awareness of LIS sector in this area – Inform resources on CILIP’s new VLE Lilac 2014 23/04/14 10am – 11am Putting theory into practice Jacqueline May CILIP 99
  10. 10. What is Policy? The pursuit of influencing outcomes, including ..resources allocation that directly affect people’s current lives (Cohen, 2001) • A view taken by an organisation or Government on a particular subject or issue. • Policy statements will usually set out what the issue is, what needs to be done and can contain sets of recommendations for action. Lilac 2014 23/04/14 10am – 11am Putting theory into practice Jacqueline May CILIP 1010
  11. 11. Why is policy important? • Policy is closely tied to advocacy. If we want to advocate we have to have a policy or stance - an indication of where we are coming from • Policy statements allow us to see what other organisations are working in the same arena and can help to pinpoint potential partners Lilac 2014 23/04/14 10am – 11am Putting theory into practice Jacqueline May CILIP 1111
  12. 12. What can CILIP policy statements do for me? • They indicate in a clear concise way to key decision makers your role as a library and information professional • They can form the basis for debate • They can provide the basis for change if they include recommendations for action Lilac 2014 23/04/14 10am – 11am Putting theory into practice Jacqueline May CILIP 1212
  13. 13. How many Policy statements does CILIP have? Lilac 2014 23/04/14 10am – 11am Putting theory into practice Jacqueline May CILIP 13 Ludwig Mies Van der Rhohe, Architect and designer 1886 – 1969 13
  14. 14. “Less is more” • CILIP has 9 Policy statements. There is no point in creating lots of policy statements if you aren’t going to support them with some action. 14Lilac 2014 23/04/14 10am – 11am Putting theory into practice Jacqueline May CILIP
  15. 15. Contact details Jacqueline May Policy Officer CILIP Policy Team jacqueline.may@cilip.org.uk 020 7255 0624 Lilac 2014 23/04/14 10am – 11am Putting theory into practice Jacqueline May CILIP 1515

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