LILAC 2024 report

One of the LILAC bursary winners, Zoe Johnson, Subject Librarian from University of Huddersfield, shares her LILAC experience.

I recently had a day at the information literacy (LILAC Conference) which was a great opportunity to catch up with old colleagues (Jess, Penny, Nic and Andrew). I attended two interesting talks from the current AHRC-RLUK Professional Practice Fellows, one from Becky Scott who was creating poetry outputs from her narrative inquiry research with other library researchers, and Gillian Siddall who demonstrated the use of photovoice to understand international students’ information literacy practices. The keynote was an inspiring and interactive event from Maha Bali all about teaching critical AI. My workshop on supporting academic reading was well received and I have written up the discussions (which will be available with the slides on the conference website), then aim to collaborate with some other institutions on research in this area. The final session was a useful Q&A about the practicalities of being a researcher in the library world. I was lucky to get a bursary for my attendance from the LILAC committee and recommend this conference as both a speaker and an attendee to others, as it provides space for discussion, inspiration from others, and opportunities to work across sectors with other information professionals.

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