Nominations are now open for the Information Literacy Award 2017 (sponosored by CILIP ILG and the National Library of Wales).  Independent Library Consultant Gayner Eyre has been one of the many distinguished experts invited to judge this prestigious award during the past few years. We asked Gayner to offer some practical advice and tips to potential nominees. This is what […]



The CILIP Information Literacy Group is pleased to offer the second webinar in this year’s series to support our annual conference, LILAC. Ever considered nominating colleagues or yourself for one of the three prestigious information literacy (IL) awards presented annually at the LILAC conference? If so, this informal webinar is for you! This year’s awards are open for business and […]



Nominations are invited from all sectors for the prestigious Information Literacy Awards 2017, which will be presented at the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) in Swansea on April 11th, 2017. Established in 2008, these prestigious awards honour those special people who are making a significant contribution to information literacy within any sector. Information Literacy Award This award, sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy […]



Rebecca Jones, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s School Representative, reports on her attendance at the TeenTech 2016 Award ceremony that took place at Buckingham Palace in October. The CILIP Information Literacy Group, in partnership with the TeenTech initiative, presented a Research and Information Literacy Award for 11-16 year olds to celebrate how well young people can dispel the ‘Google Generation’ […]



Another call for entries for the George Pitcher Award 2017, sponsored by Ingenta and the Copyright Licensing Agency. Full details are in the original post on this website, re-posted below. If any Higher Education staff have done anything which meets the criteria below, Ingenta and the CLA would really love to hear from you! Ingenta have launched a new award, […]

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Do you help to deliver a library or information service and have recently carried out research? Perhaps it was in the field of information literacy? If so, you might be interested in applying for a new Library and Information Science Practitioner Researcher Excellence Award that has recently been launched by CILIP’s Library and Information Research Group. The LIS Practitioner Researcher Excellence Award is […]



Ingenta have launched a new award, named after George Pitcher, and supported by the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA). George created the PackTracker service, which was used by many universities to manage their scanning and digitisation processes. Sadly, George passed away in December 2014 at the age of 61. Entry is open to staff in Higher Education libraries, who are asked […]

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Rebecca Jones, CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Schools representative, reports below on judging entries for the TeenTech Award finals. The CILIP Information Literacy Group, in partnership with the TeenTech initiative, sponsors an award for 11-16 year olds that recognises excellence in research and information literacy. On Monday 20th June the finals of the TeenTech Awards took place at the Royal Society in […]



The LILAC Conference 2016 took place at University College Dublin last week. At the conference the winners of various Information Literacy Awards were announced. The winners this year are: The Information Literacy Award recognises an outstanding UK or Ireland-based IL practitioner. This year the award was won by Yin Min Tun and the runner up was Elizabeth Hutchinson. For more […]



The closing date is fast approaching for nominations for the prestigious Information Literacy Awards 2016, which will be presented at the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) in Dublin on March 22nd. Applications, which are welcome from all sectors, must be received by Friday, February 12th, 2016. Established in 2008, these prestigious awards honour those special people who are making a significant contribution to information […]