IATUL Special Interest Group Information Literacy


IATUL Special Interest Group for Information Literacy

The IATUL Special Interest Group for Information Literacy (SIG IL) promotes collaboration and sharing of best practice among IATUL members in the area of information literacy. In accordance with IATUL's organisational profile the focus of the special interest group is on information literacy methods, theory and practice in an academic or research environment.

Founded in 2012, the SIG provides a global platform to share experience, research, documents and news relating to information and related literacies, including digital literacy and media literacy, for IATUL members and beyond. We contribute to IATUL's service portfolio to support member libraries through collaborative projects and training events. The group meets online on a monthly basis, providing a yearly update at the Annual IATUL conference.


SIG IL Webinar 2023

NEW: The IATUL Special Interest Group for Information Literacy invites you to the following webinar:

Critical Perspectives on Generative Artificial Intelligence. 
The Role of the Information Literacy Librarian.

Date:   31 May, 2023
Time:  15:00-16:30 CET (Please check your time zone)

Webinar Link

This webinar will explore the implications of Generative Artificial Intelligence on library services, research, and instruction. From exploring the role of the Information Literacy Librarian to considering the impact of AI on student learning, this event will provide a unique opportunity to explore the potential of Generative Artificial Intelligence in an engaging and thought-provoking way.

Information Literacy Frameworks

Information Literacy Frameworks
There are several official/national standards used around the world, some of which are listed below:

Completed Projects

IATUL Special Interest Group Information Literacy Completed Projects

Project on Information Literacy Policies and Standards at IATUL Member Libraries

The aim of the project presented was to collect existing information literacy guidelines, frameworks an policies of all IATUL members libraries as well as to examine national standards and frameworks. The report provides a summary of the survey conducted between July 2013 and February 2014 and includes the results based in the replies of 100 IATUL member libraries. The collated data was revised in October 2015.