Scottish Information Literacy Project finishes at Glasgow Caledonian University

The Scottish Information Literacy Project comes to a close at Glasgow Caledonian University after five very successful years, having worked in partnership with cross sector partners in secondary and tertiary education, the world of work and the wider community, relevant non governmental agencies such as Learning and Teaching Scotland,  the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, Scottish Qualifications Authority, Skills Development Scotland, Ofcom Scotland and professional bodies.

During this time the project successfully gained funding to work on research and development projects including the creation and development of a National Information Literacy Framework (Scotland). The project was asked to speak on many occasions at conferences, meetings and seminars plus successfully organised and ran three open meetings for the project partners and interested parties bring together cross sector organisations.

Discussions are taking place to keep the project blog and website at the university as they are a record of the projects work plus a valuable resource and move the National Information Literacy Framework (Scotland) to a new home so that the framework can continue to develop.

We would like to thank the project partners, interested parties and colleagues at Glasgow Caledonian University who generously gave their time, expertise and support to the project in their efforts to gain funding and then deliver the objectives.

Whilst the project at Glasgow Caledonian University has come to an end our involvement in information literacy has not.   We are currently co-writing a book chapter on information literacy in the workplace and plan to co-author a book based on the project work and experience. There are also articles to write about the project work and we will continue to contribute to the Scottish Government Community of Practice Creating an information literate Scotland. For anyone interested in joining the CoP email or

A project email account has been set up at  if anyone wishes to contact us.


Christine Irving & John Crawford

April 2010

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About christine irving

Christine Irving is the Researcher / Project Officer of the Information Scottish Information Literacy Project at Glasgow Caledonian University where she is working on the development of a National Information Literacy Framework (Scotland). She holds a BA (Hons) in Information Management from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and an MSc in Lifelong Learning and Development from Glasgow Caledonian University. She has a longstanding interest in information, people’s interaction with information and lifelong learning. She has authored and co-authored several journal articles and conference papers. Previous projects she has been involved in include a Scottish cross sector project on Information Handling Skills where she was one of three authors of online interactive material for lifelong learners / post 16 year olds. As a result of this work, in 2004 she co-authored an Information Handling Skills national qualification at Intermediate 2 for SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) and the accompanying assessment (NAB). She is a chartered member of the Information Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and has recently become a LIRG (Library and Information Research Group) committee member.

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