Hello… I’m Stéphane, and am Executive Director of InformAll (http://www.informall.org.uk) , a research and policy consultancy that specialises in information and digital literacy and which I founded in 2015. I’m also the Advocacy and Outreach Officer on CILIP’s Information Literacy Group, and a member of its Knowledge & Information Management Group. I’ve been a researcher and research manager for several years, having published reports and articles on information literacy and other themes relating to the information and data environment. I’ve produced material for organisations in the information world including CILIP, SCONUL and Knowledge Exchange. I set up InformAll with the aim of helping to develop evidence-based awareness of the importance and relevance of information literacy, having previously worked at the Research Information Network, where I undertook and supported projects addressing not just information literacy, but also open access, open science, the role of libraries in supporting research and research data management. I’m a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Although I have no experience of working in school settings, I’m interested in how information literacy can and should contribute to a well-rounded education system, not least in terms of encouraging competencies such as critical thinking, evidence-based learning and discerning approaches to the use, sharing and creation of information. I’m interested too in raising awareness, particularly among policy-makers and civil society, about the importance and relevance of information literacy not just for the education of young people, but as a set of lifelong abilities.
I’m quite a political individual, and outside I have a long-standing interest in politics, international affairs and history, coupled with organisational responsibilities in political/community activity. My other (and less nerdy) interests include photography, cooking, reading and hill-walking.