The final day of the 14th Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC 2018) at the University of Liverpool saw delegates enjoy a fascinating and entertaining keynote by David White, Head of Digital Learning at the University of the Arts
London, on “Posthuman literacies: reframing relationships between information, technology and identity”,
David’s talk explored notions of the technoself and how we can respond to students and staff who embody, rather then simply use, technology. He highlighted what this means for critical pedagogy and the crucial role libraries play in fostering a culture of criticality within which students can extend, not defend, their identities. A recording of David’s keynote is now available,
The day continued with parallel sessions on topics including: How to do backward curriculum design; Play as transformative information literacy education; A collaborative approach to creating information literacy eLearning modules for the healthcare workforce; ANCIL and the reflexive practitioner: a masterclass; and many more. Abstracts for all of the conference’s parallel sessions are available on the LILAC 2018 website now, and the presentation slides for each will be published shortly.
The conference was brought to a close with the formal launch of the new CILIP Information Literacy Definition 2018 by Dr Jane Secker, CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) Chair, and Jo Cornish, Development Officer at CILIP. The launch was prefaced by a summary of the history of the ILG by Debbi Boden-Angell, Director of ICT and Library Services and co-founder of both the group and the LILAC conference.
It was also revealed that LILAC 2019 will take place at the University of Nottingham on April 24th-26th, 2019. See you there!