In the Service of University Libraries

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 currently has five members:

Dr. Vicky Grant (Chair)Head of Library Learning ServicesUniversity of SheffieldUK
Dr. Alanna Ross (Co-Chair)Associate University Librarian for Public Services University Library American University of SharjahUnited Arab Emirates
Amanda BellengerAssociate University Librarian, Engagement & ExperienceUniversity of Western AustraliaAustralia
Dr. Kristine StewartInformation Literacy CoordinatorZayed UniversityUnited Arab Emirates
David ThomasManager: Academic ServicesDurban University of TechnologySouth Africa

Applications to join SIG IL
may be directed to:

Dr. Vicky Grant
via this online form