The purpose of the Student Sponsored Award is to enable two students to attend LILAC.  The award consists of full conference registration, travel and accommodation expenses. The 2013 winners were: Darren Flynn – Darren is a Senior Library Assistant at Manchester Metropolitan University and  is currently enrolled on a full-time 1-year Library and Information Management course at MMU. Roisin Cassidy – […]



The CILIP Information Literacy group are pleased to announce that the Editor-in-Chief of JIL, Jane Secker, has been awarded the title of Mover & Shaker by the US journal – Library Journal – as an advocate for information literacy.



The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is looking to recruit a Digital Communications Officer to their editorial team. JIL is a successful peer reviewed journal that disseminates articles on practical, technological or philosophical issues in relation to information literacy. The editorial team wishes to reach a wider audience both within and external to librarianship and are seeking an enthusiastic person […]



A new sub-group of the CILIP Information Literacy Group called CoPILOT (Community of Practice for Information Literacy Online Teaching) has been formed. The sub-group’s aim is to support and encourage the development and sharing of information literacy teaching materials as open educational resources, primarily within the UK.   The Group’s initial activities will be to establish an online space for the Community of Practice and to organise […]



The University of Birmingham and London School of Economics and Political Science are working with the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO on a short project funded by JISC and the Higher Education Academy under Phase 3 of their UK open educational resources (OER) programme. Project CoPILOT (Community of Practice for Information Literacy Online Teaching) seeks to promote internationally the […]



The Credo Reference Digital Award for Information Literacy was announced at the LILAC conference dinner.  The annual award aims to recognise an individual librarian or group of librarians who develop the best new digital resource for promoting information literacy. Skills@Library Team (University of Leeds) for the Skills@Library lecturer pages. This is an extensive online portfolio of teaching resources to support […]



The Information Literacy Practitioner Award was announced at the conference dinner at LILAC 2012. Andrew Walsh (Academic Librarian, University of Huddersfield), won the award in recognition of his high profile achievements in promoting the use of mobile learning technologies and active/game-based learning techniques in information literacy teaching. The runner-up was Judy Atkinson (LIS Manager, Royal College of Nursing), recognised for her outstanding […]



The winner of the 2012 LILAC student award (sponsored by the CILIP CSG Information Literacy Group) was Thasya Elliott.  Thaysa is a Learning Resource Centre Assistant at Haringey Sixth Form Centre and is studying on the MA Information Management course at London Metropolitan University. The award was judged this year by Susie Andretta (London Metropolitan University) and Ruth Stubbings (Loughborough University Library) […]



The CSG Information Literacy Group are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Information Literacy, Dr Jane Secker.  Jane was a founder member of the LILAC conference, and as conference officer for the group she was responsible for devising the academic programme for the past 8 years.  She has also been a member of […]



CILIP is calling for comments on the draft Professional body of knowledge (PBK) they are developing.  The draft and opportunity to comment isI available at: http://www.cilip.org.uk/about-us/future-skills-project/pages/bpks-consultation.aspx .