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As the first day of LILAC 2019 draws to an end, here’s a quick summary of the first keynote. The first keynote was by Sandeep Mahal, Director of UNESCO Nottingham City of Literature. Sandeep asked us to tweet a book we are currently reading or one that has had a profound influence on us (see #lilac19). She showed us the […]



In this guest post, Sarah Pavey talks about her personal experience of disinformation. Have you ever told a little white lie? Hands up who hasn’t! Have you ever told a little white lie in order to make yourself look better in the eyes of others? Be honest! Mostly this has no consequence, however these days that little white lie mentioned […]

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What is your role on the committee? I am taking over the role of Treasurer for the ILG and LILAC groups. When did you join and why? In 2016 I ended up winning the public library bursary to attend LILAC when it was held in Dublin, a conference which not only changed the way I thought about information literacy, but […]

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What is your role on the committee? I am one of two school representatives – the other being Rebecca Jones When did you join and why? I have attended most of the LILAC conferences over the years and have always enjoyed promoting the need for information literacy in schools through presentations there and networking. I wanted to do something more positive […]

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We have two exciting playful learning news items for you! Firstly, a new Diamond Open Access journal has just been launched that welcomes contributions from playful IL people! The Journal of Play in Adulthood covers topics including the role of play in learning, work, our social and cultural lives, the benefits to individuals and society, and the interrelationship between play and other […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group announces the Rowena Macrae-Gibson Student Award. The world of libraries lost a dedicated, hard-working and passionate librarian in October 2017, who served on the CILIP Information Literacy Group Committee for several years, most recently as our Deputy Chair. In recognition of Rowena’s commitment to the library profession and her championing of new professionals, the CILIP […]



PressEDconf19 is a WordPress conference which happens only on Twitter. This year the conference is happening from 10AM (UTC) to 10PM (UTC) on April the 18th. They are looking for as many people who would like to attend, but are also seeking submissions! Anyone (be it at any educational organisation – not just universities) using WordPress in teaching, pedagogy or […]

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As we endure these drab dark days at the dawn of yet another year, behold! the CILIP Information Literacy Group and LILAC conference committee bring you a gift of light & joy – yep folks, it’s time for the 2019 Information Literacy awards! These prestigious awards will be presented at the fabulous LILAC conference in Nottingham on April 25th 2019. […]

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Andrew Walsh is a Training Officer for the CILIP Information Literacy Group. In this guest post, he writes about playful teaching and learning. My teaching has slowly developed over my years as a librarian, from quite a basic start, to something where I have quite a clear vision of myself as a “teacher” or “trainer”, that links to my wider […]



Bookings for this year’s LILAC conference in Nottingham are now open. LILAC will be taking place at the University of Nottingham, Wednesday 24th April to Friday 26th April. With inspirational keynote presentations and a packed programme of IL content, including the new Micro-teach, LILAC 2019 promises to be as innovative and thought provoking as ever. In order to book for […]