Bookings are now being taken for the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC), which this year is being hosted by Newcastle University on April 8-10, 2015.
LILAC is organised by CILIP’s Information Literacy Group and is aimed at librarians and information professionals who teach information literacy skills, are interested in digital literacies and want to improve the information seeking and evaluation skills of library users.
The conference themes always have cross-sector appeal and consequently attract delegates from schools, further education, higher education, government, health and special libraries. The conference aims to build links across the profession as a whole and librarians and information professionals from all sectors are encourage to attend. The conference is a also truly international event, with delegates from over 30 different countries worldwide.
LILAC attracts significant players in the information literacy field as keynote speakers, and this year is no exception. The speakers for 2015 include: Tom Wilson, Director of unionlearn; Barbara Fister, of Gustavus Adolphus College library; and Ray Land, Professor of Higher Education at Durham University and Director of Durham’s Centre for Academic Practice.