This year’s information literacy award winners were announced at this year’s LILAC gala dinner celebration in April.
The big winners this year came from Bolton and Lancashire!
Information Literacy Award winner: Emily Hurt, Clinical Librarian (Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
Emily won the award for her work on a high impact ILG-funded project to increase research capacity and capability amongst her organisation’s nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. This involved designing and delivering a series of highly effective workshops. Co-judge Dina Martzoukou explained that “this direction is innovative as it encourages staff to be research active and this is one of the emerging roles of librarians. It offers a good case in terms of the wider implications and value of information literacy.”
Digital Award for Information Literacy winner: LEAP Online (Mary Barden, Dawn Grundy, Graeme Prescott & Emily McIntosh, University of Bolton)
LEAP Online is an interactive digital resource suite for promoting student learning development and information literacy at the University of Bolton.
The judges were impressed; Katharine Reedy explained: “this is well thought-through and the front end is visually appealing. It has a strong underpinning framework that enables students to develop their skills in a scaffolded way, with clear links to the curriculum and to employability. There is evidence of positive student engagement with the resource through badges gained and survey feedback.”
Student Sponsored Places: Lisa Gardner and Bethany Sherwood
The Student Award provides a sponsored place at LILAC for two students registered on a UK study programme.
Lisa is on her first year of a part time, distance learning PGDip in Library and Information Management at Ulster University. She is the Senior Library Assistant for NHS Support at Imperial College London (Charing Cross Campus Library).
Bethany is a first year part-time student of Information Science at City, University of London and works as a library assistant at the Faculty of English Library at Cambridge University.
Congratulations to all award winners! For full details of all award winners and shortlisted nominees, visit the LILAC website.