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The winners of this year’s FestivIL iSchool-sponsored student bursaries have written some excellent blog posts on their experiences of the event, which are available to read now on the iSchool blog: Chloe Bolsover, MA Library & Information Services Management Laura Barber, PhD student Rebecca Royston, MA Librarianship In addition, the FestivIL by LILAC event archive is now available on the LILAC […]

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In this blog post, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Comms Team member, Louise Minta, reviews FestivIL by LILAC 2021. This was an online event spread over three days in July, organised by the LILAC Committee. Back in December 2020, the LILAC committee had to take the difficult decision to postpone LILAC: the Information Literacy Conference for the second year in […]

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Claire Packham, Chair of the LILAC Committee, introduces FestivIL by LILAC, an exciting new online event taking place in July 2021. Back in December, the LILAC committee had to take the difficult decision to postpone LILAC: the Information Literacy Conference for the second year in a row. We considered whether moving LILAC online was an option but decided that, given […]



LILAC will be back in April 2022 Given the on-going uncertainty surrounding large scale events in the coming months, and to ensure the safety of LILAC attendees, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone our face-to-face conference until 2022. We are very conscious of the fact that offering an equivalent conference online isn’t possible, due to the length of […]



The special LILAC issue (15/1) of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) has been published and is free to read and download at https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/. This issue includes the following articles and project reports: Editorial: JIL x LILAC by Alison Hicks https://doi.org/10.11645/15.1.2900 Critical discourse analysis as a reflection tool for information literacy instruction by Devina Dandar and Sajni Lacey https://doi.org/10.11645/15.1.2826 Librarians’ development as teachers […]



There’s still time to submit a presentation proposal for LILAC 2021. LILAC 2021 will be taking place from 7-9 April 2021 at Manchester Metropolitan University. We are planning for the conference to go ahead in its usual format but are closely monitoring the current COVID situation. We are exploring an online option should things change and we will keep you informed. […]

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The call for presentations for LILAC 2021 is now open! LILAC: The Information Literacy Conference will be taking place from 7-9 April 2021 at Manchester Metropolitan University. We are planning for the conference to go ahead in its usual format but are closely monitoring the current COVID situation. We are exploring an online option should things change and we will […]

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We are really pleased to announce that the Call for Presentations for LILAC 2021 will open on Monday, October 12th. The conference is set to take place 7-9 April 2021 at Manchester Metropolitan University. We know that there has been some amazing work taking place in the information literacy community in recent months, especially where online teaching has been concerned. […]

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The LILAC Committee are offering two exciting opportunities to join our conference organising team. We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to recruit into the roles of External Relationships Manager and Website & Brand Manager. For a full description and person specification for these roles, please see the following documents; External Relationships Manager specification Website & Brand Manager specification Applicants should be based […]

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Are you interested in shaping and supporting the development of information literacy and digital literacy? If so, apply to join the LILAC conference review panel. You don’t have to be an expert in information literacy, we want to expand the community and include a variety of voices from different sectors, professions and roles. So whatever stage you’re at in your career, […]