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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 […]

Icepops (International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars)


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 […]

CILIP Conference 2020


Alice Morrissey, newly-qualified librarian and recipient of the Information Literacy Group bursary to attend the CILIP Conference Reimagined 2020, has kindly provided a review of the event, which took place online for the first time. My name is Alice Morrissey and I’m a Library Assistant in Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology in Dublin, Ireland. I started in […]



In this blog post, Sarah Pavey, schools representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group, talks about the online EPALE 2020 conference she attended in October. This is a European conference and this year it focussed on the digital learning and  lifelong learning of adults. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, this conference like many others was held online using a […]



There’s still time to submit a presentation proposal for LILAC 2021. LILAC 2021 will be taking place from 7-9 April 2021 at Manchester Metropolitan University. We are planning for the conference to go ahead in its usual format but are closely monitoring the current COVID situation. We are exploring an online option should things change and we will keep you informed. […]

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The call for presentations for LILAC 2021 is now open! LILAC: The Information Literacy Conference will be taking place from 7-9 April 2021 at Manchester Metropolitan University. We are planning for the conference to go ahead in its usual format but are closely monitoring the current COVID situation. We are exploring an online option should things change and we will […]

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2020


Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2020 will this year take place from October 24th-31st. As part of the event, the Republic of Korea will host a conference on the theme Resisting Disinfodemic: Media and Information Literacy for Everyone and by Everyone. Beyond the conference, UNESCO and The Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) are inviting libraries around […]

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The LILAC Committee are offering two exciting opportunities to join our conference organising team. We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to recruit into the roles of External Relationships Manager and Website & Brand Manager. For a full description and person specification for these roles, please see the following documents; External Relationships Manager specification Website & Brand Manager specification Applicants should be based […]