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IL in the arctic Did you ever want to see the midnight sun? Do you enjoy a good IL conference experience? If so, you may be interested to know that UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø, in collaboration with NordINFOLIT (a Nordic IL forum), will host the tenth Creating Knowledge conference in Tromsø, Norway on June 4th-5th 2020.  The Creating […]

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The call for presentations for LILAC 2020 is now open! LILAC: the Information Literacy Conference will be taking place from 6th-8th April 2020 in Manchester and will be hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University. The LILAC committee welcomes proposals that address information literacy from all sectors and contexts. In 2020, we invite you to present on any aspect of information literacy; […]

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Last remaining tickets available for the PMLG & ILG National Conference! Taking place on Friday 4th October at Canada Water Library Theatre, London. The theme this year is: Information Literacy in Public Libraries. This conference explores: Health Information Literacy eSafety for Public Library Users Information Literacy Skills for Children and Young People The Architecture of Information Basic Digital Literacies for […]

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Bookings are now being taken for the Reading in a Digital Environment: Media Use, Functional Literacies and Future Challenges for Universities International Conference 2019. The conference will take place on November 8th-9th at Universität Regensburg, Germany. “Reading goes beyond a single literacy. Reading processes serve different functions and have radically different goals. These processes thus require different literacies and competencies. This picture […]

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The countdown has begun….. No, not to Brexit, not to Christmas and not to the new Star Wars movie, but towards LILAC 2020. LILAC is an annual conference covering all aspects of information literacy and is a firm favourite in the calendar of information professionals. The conference is brimming with new ideas, innovative teaching techniques, inspiring speakers and exciting social events. […]

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For the ARLG Conference 2019, the inaugural Jane Marshall Bursary was available to a librarian or information professional working in a North West FE, HE or research library. The bursary, in memory of Jane, recognises her dedication and commitment to CILIP Academic and Research Libraries Group, especially her role within the North West ARLG. Jane held a number of committee […]

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Early bird bookings are now open for the second JCS conference on digital literacy for schools taking place at Edgbaston Hotel and Conference Centre, Birmingham on Friday 29th – Saturday 30th November 2019. This year the theme focuses on building digital capabilities with keynote speakers Rosie Jones, ILG Deputy Chair and Director of Student and Library Services, Teesside University, Professor Julian […]

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The final keynote of LILAC 2019 was by Allison Littlejohn, who has recently moved from the Open University to become Dean (Learning & Teaching) of the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow. Allison thinks of librarians as being a keystone species in Higher Education, meaning that without them Universities would be in serious trouble. Allison talked about MOOCs and […]

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  Thursday’s keynote was by Ruth Carlyle, Head of Library & Knowledge Services and Technology Enhanced Learning across the Midlands and the East of England. Ruth spoke about the vital importance of health literacy, which is where information literacy gets real as it’s about life choices. It’s essential to make sure that people have access to health information that can be […]

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As the first day of LILAC 2019 draws to an end, here’s a quick summary of the first keynote. The first keynote was by Sandeep Mahal, Director of UNESCO Nottingham City of Literature. Sandeep asked us to tweet a book we are currently reading or one that has had a profound influence on us (see #lilac19). She showed us the […]