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 […]

Teen Tech Awards


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 […]



Nominations are invited from all sectors for the prestigious Information Literacy Awards 2016, which will be presented at the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) in Dublin on March 22nd. Established in 2008, these prestigious awards honour those special people who are making a significant contribution to information literacy within any sector. Information Literacy AwardThis award, sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group and […]



Dr Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, for her exceptional contribution to advancing the field of information literacy over the past ten years. Jane is one of the […]



On Monday, June 22nd, 2015, the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) sent a team of judges to the Royal Society to take part in the TeenTech Awards. The Group Chair, Jane Secker, was joined by Rebecca Jones, Geoff Walton and Darren Flynn, who were part of a wider group of ILG committee members asked to judge a new award for Research and […]



The CILIP Information Literacy Group, in partnership with the TeenTech initiative, is delighted to announce a new award for 11-16 year olds that will recognise excellence in research and information literacy. The Research and Information Literacy Award will celebrate how well young people can dispel the ‘Google Generation’ myth and show that they can be truly information literate researchers as they […]



There’s still time to make a nomination for this year’s Credo Reference Digital Award for Information Literacy, but the deadline is fast approaching! The award, established in 2008 and sponsored by Credo Reference, rewards an innovative/high impact digital Information Literacy resource developed by a UK-based individual or group. The winner will receive £500 for personal use and £500 for their nominated […]



Applications are now welcome for the Information Literacy Awards 2015. The winners will be announced at the LILAC 2015 conference dinner in Newcastle on Thursday, April 9th, 2015. 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 Group and Talis, recognises an outstanding individual […]