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In this blog post, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Comms Team member, Louise Minta, reviews FestivIL by LILAC 2021. This was an online event spread over three days in July, organised by the LILAC Committee. Back in December 2020, the LILAC committee had to take the difficult decision to postpone LILAC: the Information Literacy Conference for the second year in […]

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Media and Information Literacy in the Digital Age Digital information is how we consume information, but how do we know when information is false or that we know we need to improve our media and information literacy skills? The digital age has surfaced more information than ever before.  Today, individuals must be able to recognise when information is true or […]

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In this blog post, the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Higher Education Rep, Kate Grigsby, reviews the Critical Approaches to Libraries 2021 Conference. This was an online conference held in May, organised by Michelle Bond and Darren Flynn. ________________ The CALC 2021 conference was overall a really carefully planned and engaging online event. It has become all too easy to get […]

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The LILAC Committee are very pleased to announce the nominations for the Leading Light FestivIL 2021 award, sponsored by the University of Sheffield Information School. Congratulations to all the nominees! We invite you to read about the amazing information literacy work from all the nominees and vote for who you want to receive the Leading Light Award. Full details of the […]

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The last 12 months have been challenging and unprecedented; so we decided to run the information literacy awards a little differently this year too. It became apparent that an on-campus LILAC wouldn’t be possible for 2021, so the online event FestivIL by LILAC has been created to support the information literacy community this year. This online event, to be held over […]



The Nordic conference, Creating Knowledge, is taking place on 3rd and 4th June 2021. This conference was originally meant to be in Tromsø last year but was postponed and is now going to be held online. The keynote speakers include the Information Literacy Group’s Chair, Jane Secker. Jane will be speaking about “Frames, models and definitions: rethinking information literacy for […]

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Claire Packham, Chair of the LILAC Committee, introduces FestivIL by LILAC, an exciting new online event taking place in July 2021. Back in December, the LILAC committee had to take the difficult decision to postpone LILAC: the Information Literacy Conference for the second year in a row. We considered whether moving LILAC online was an option but decided that, given […]

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Earlier this year the Copyright Literacy duo, Chris Morrison and Jane Secker took the difficult decision to postpone their annual copyright education event by yet another year to June 2022. Icepops is the International Copyright Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars. The conference was first held in 2018 at the University of Liverpool as a satellite event […]

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Sarah Pavey is an independent Consultant & Trainer and EPALE Ambassador, and is Schools Representative for the Information Literacy group. My paper titled “information literacy for global citizenship” was to my delight accepted for the World Education Summit conference last year and was initially billed as a workshop. However, due to the pandemic, the event was moved online and consequently […]



LILAC will be back in April 2022 Given the on-going uncertainty surrounding large scale events in the coming months, and to ensure the safety of LILAC attendees, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone our face-to-face conference until 2022. We are very conscious of the fact that offering an equivalent conference online isn’t possible, due to the length of […]