We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Alison Hicks as the new Editor-In-Chief for the Journal of Information Literacy. Alison is a Lecturer at the Department of Information Studies at University College London. She received her PhD from the Swedish School of Library and Information Science, Borås, Sweden and her MSIS from the United States, where she worked for over a decade as an academic librarian.

Alison will be taking on the role from Dr Emma Coonan, who has nurtured authors and developed JIL over the past 5 years. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Emma for her warmth, enthusiasm and contribution to the journal. Until the final handover in June, Alison will be shadowing Emma and from late Spring, Alison will begin to act as Editor-In-Chief for new articles submitted to the journal.