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LILAC 2019 – Call for presentations now open!

The CILIP Information Literacy Group is delighted to announce that the call for presentations for LILAC 2019 is now open. LILAC: the Information Literacy Conference will take place from 24th to 26th April 2019 and will be hosted by the University of Nottingham.

The LILAC committee and our local reps have been working hard to prepare what we are sure will be another inspiring and enjoyable 3 day conference. Take a look at the conference website for more information about the venue.

We welcome proposals which address information literacy from all sectors and contexts. In 2019, we invite you to present on any aspect of information literacy; there are no specific themes. We ask that your presentation makes explicit reference to your innovative practice or research in information literacy.

This year, we are also introducing a brand new format – the Micro-teach – where you can present a fifteen-minute teaching activity. Find out more about the different presentation types, plus details on how to submit your abstract,

LILAC is committed to encouraging diversity at the conference and we would specifically like to encourage proposals from members of the BAME community and other under-represented communities and sectors.

Key dates

  • Call for presentations opens: 8 October 2018
  • Call for presentations deadline: 14 November 2018 (17:00 GMT)
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 21 December 2018
  • Full presentation submission deadline: 3 April 2019

To submit a paper, you will need to register an account. If you already have an account, then you just need to login and go to ‘My account’, where you’ll see details of how to submit your abstract.

All proposals are blind refereed by our panel of reviewers.

Keynote Speakers

We are very pleased to reveal that three exceptional keynote speakers have been lined up for LILAC 2019:

Sandeep Mahal

Sandeep Mahal
As Director for Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, Sandeep is responsible for leading the company artistically and strategically.




Ruth Carlyle

Ruth Carlyle is a health librarian and a health promotion specialist. She has spent most of her career in the voluntary sector, setting up, delivering and advising on health information services.


Allison Littlejohn

Professor Allison Littlejohn is Academic Director for Digital Innovation at The Open University, UK and Chair of Learning Technology.



You can find out more about each of the keynote speakers on the LILAC website.

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