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Information literacy initiatives at Cardiff

We have created a range of resources for our subject librarians and University staff to help them support information literacy development.  Whether you are here at Cardiff University or from the wider IL community, you are welcome to use or adapt these resources, under the terms of our Creative Commons licence.  Do get in touch to let us know how you intend to use them.  

This selection of articles and presentations provides more information on why they were created and how they have been used.

Cardiff University hosted phases I and II of the Welsh Information Literacy Project, which promotes the understanding and development of information literacy in education, the workplace, and the wider community across Wales. The project was the inspiration for the Information Literacy Framework for Wales (PDF file).

For our latest developments, see the News section below.

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Information Literacy Resource Bank

The Information Literacy Resource Bank is a repository of bite-sized information literacy learning resources for lecturers, tutors and librarians to re-use in their teaching materials.

There is a selection of activities, movies, diagrams and cartoons as well as short self-paced tutorials on topics such as evaluating information, citing references and plagiarism.

The Bank also includes the Student Survival Guide to Writing a Good Essay podcast.


Cephalonian Method

Cephalonian Method

Cardiff University's Cephalonian Method was created to provide variety and interaction in library orientation. The innovative fusion of music, colour and audience participation is a useful model for conveying information in an engaging fashion. It can be adapted to suit both large and small groups.   

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Handbook for Information Literacy Teaching

HILT supports information literacy teachers by helping them acquire the necessary skills to deliver engaging and effective sessions.  It covers all major aspects of IL teaching from planning to assessment and also provides a wealth of versatile teaching materials.

The IL community is welcome to adapt and re-purpose HILT under the terms of our Creative Commons licence. The text and materials are available in PDF and Word formats.


Digital and Information Literacies Strategy launched


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A new strategy to further develop information and digital literacies in the University has just been launched.

Award success for Law referencing resource


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'Citing the Law' an online tutorial from Information Services, has won second prize in the Jorum Learning and Teaching Competition.

Double award success for University library staff


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The valuable contribution of two of the University's library staff to the field of information literacy has been recognised at the recent Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC).

Further funding success for Welsh information literacy project


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A national project to promote the understanding and development of information literacy in Wales, has secured further funding from the Welsh Assembly Government.

National information literacy framework to benefit Welsh society



An all-Wales information literacy project launched today aims to ensure that Wales receives the social, economic and educational benefits of a fully information literate population.

INSRV home for new information literacy project


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Find out more about the new project to establish a national Welsh framework for information literacy.