Dr. Tracy Dix of the Leicester Learning Institute introduces her winning entry at LILAC 2017’s popular Lagadothon event. The Harvard Referencing Game was created to help users engage with what is often seen as a very dry subject. Her prototype adapted the 1980s arcade game ‘Frogger’, with each book representing an element in a reference, such as author’s name, year or title, that needs to […]

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The LILAC Committee and CILIP Information Literacy Group are pleased to announce that the call for papers for the 2018 Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) is now open. LILAC 2018 will be taking place from 4th-6th April 2018 in Liverpool, and will be hosted jointly by librarians at The University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University. LILAC welcomes proposals which address information literacy […]



Dr Charles Inskip (UCL Department of Information Studies, c.inskip@ucl.ac.uk) and Dr Sophia Donaldson (UCL Careers, sophia.donaldson@ucl.ac.uk) introduces what the Lagadothon did to help their ‘On The Move’ ILG-funded project. In her recent overview of workplace information literacy, Alison Head, leader of the influential Project Information Literacy, said there is “a significant learning gap between what information skills students are taught […]



Jess Haigh, Subject Librarian for the University of Huddersfield’s School of Education and Professional Development, introduces TeachKits – packaged ideas and materials for academic skills and information literacy teaching – which she co-designed with fellow Huddersfield colleague and National Teaching Fellow, Andrew Walsh, and entered into LILAC 2017’s popular Lagadothon event.  The teaching packs for information literacy instruction idea came from […]

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The Lagadothon was one of the most talked-about events at LILAC 2016. Lagadothoners will be delighted to know that it will be back for our 2017 event in Swansea (April 10-12). Do you have an information literacy game / product / app / thingamy you are eager to test? Get feedback and ideas from your peers in a series of […]

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The deadline for LILAC 2017 abstract submission has been extended, and the call for papers will now close on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 (17:00 GMT). LILAC 2017 will be hosted by Swansea University from April 10th-12th, 2017. LILAC is a great opportunity for IL professionals to present their ideas, share best practice and showcase new thinking in the sector, in a variety […]

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Are you submitting an abstract for LILAC 2017? Are you struggling to find focus? Competition is fierce when competing for a slot at LILAC, with around 50% of abstracts being accepted each year. It can be tough to get your message across in just 500 words. With just 8 days left to submit your abstract, this short video will give […]

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The LILAC Committee and CILIP Information Literacy Group are pleased to share that the call for papers for the 2017 Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) is now open. LILAC is a great opportunity for IL professionals to present their ideas, share best practice and showcase new thinking in the sector, in a variety of session formats. LILAC welcomes proposals addressing information literacy from across […]



Chris Morrison, Copyright and Licensing Compliance Officer at the University of Kent, and Jane Secker, Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor at LSE and Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, introduce a game they have designed to help academics, researchers and PhD students understand the scholarly communication process. The Publishing Trap was a runner-up at LILAC 2016‘s popular Lagadothon event. […]



Kathryn Ballard, Information Librarian at Southampton Solent University, introduces a game that she has designed to encourage participants to evaluate information sources. The CRAP! Game was a runner-up at LILAC 2016‘s popular Lagadothon event. UPDATE 25/11/16: Professionally designed versions of the CRAP! Game cards are now available for you to download and use. LILAC 2016 brought with it the inaugural […]