Bookings are now being taken for LILAC 2017, the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference, which this year is being hosted by Swansea University from 10th-12th April 2017.
Places at the conference are currently available at a discounted early bird rate. Please note that the early bird rate is only available until 10th February – find out more and book your place now.
The conference is aimed at librarians and information professionals who teach information literacy skills, are interested in digital literacies and who want to improve the information seeking and evaluation skills of all library users, whoever they may be. The conference incorporates keynote speeches and parallel sessions covering many different areas of the field, from school to academic libraries, from public sector to national libraries. Networking and sharing of expertise between all IL professionals attending is encouraged and supported.
Previous delegates have said:
“I think the committee should be congratulated for an absolutely fabulous conference. It seemed like the best ever to me, I got so much out of it, in terms of ideas, new contacts, general buzz and enthusiasm of people sharing their work.”
“I think the keynotes were fantastic and the range of choice in the parallel sessions excellent – something for everybody.”
“Experiencing what other librarians are promoting for the learning and development of information literacy skills in their libraries was eye-opening. The keynote speakers were all excellent… Finally, connecting with librarians from all over the world, who are all experiencing the same challenges professionally, was an invaluable experience in itself.”
For more information about the venue and social events, visit the LILAC conference website. The draft programme for the conference will be launched very soon; visit the website or follow @LILAC_conf on Twitter for more details.
Final keynote speaker confirmed – Alan Carbery
Joining Josie Fraser and Barbara Allan will be Alan Carbery, Associate Library Director at Champlain College in Vermont, USA. Alan’s work has focused on information literacy instruction through problem and inquiry-based learning, and we look forward to hearing what we are sure will be an inspiring keynote.