LILAC 2019 award winners announced!

This year’s information literacy award winners were announced at this year’s LILAC gala dinner celebration in April at Colwick Hall, Nottingham. The big winners this year came from the Open University and Newcastle University!

Information Literacy Award winner: Open University Library’s Live Engagement Team

Open University Library’s Live Engagement Team
Open University Library’s Live Engagement Team

The winning team design and deliver live online teaching sessions to Open University staff and students. They have a remit for experimenting with online technologies and new ways of engaging the Open University community. Co-judge Dina Martzoukou explained: “We were very impressed by the OU team. Their submission was very robust, full of examples of impactful work demonstrating how they go above and beyond to help students develop IL. The sessions are offered in a very modern style and include many innovative characteristics”.



Digital Literacy Award winner: Terry Charlton for Newcastle University Library’s Online Learning Resources

Terry Charlton LILAC 2019 winner digital literacy award
Terry Charlton with Josie Fraser


Co-judge, Katherine Reedy commented “we particularly liked the research Terry and the Newcastle team had done to understand student needs and preferences, and the convincing evidence of impact, demonstrated through impressive usage figures and integration of the resources into teaching”.




The Rowena Macrae-Gibson Student Award winner: Hannah Slater and Gemma Pearce

The Student Award provides a sponsored place at LILAC for two students registered on a UK study programme. This year’s winners were Hannah Slater and Gemma Pearce, both currently studying on the MA in Library and Information Studies at University College London (UCL).

Hannah Slater - LILAC student award winner 2019
Hannah Slater
Gemma Pearce - LILAC student award winner 2019
Gemma Pearce


Congratulations to all award winners! For full details of all award winners and shortlisted nominees, visit the LILAC website.

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