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Have you submitted your LILAC abstract yet? This year 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 from all sectors and contexts. This year we have a brand new paper format – […]



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 final day of LILAC 2017 starred a keynote from LILAC Legend Alan Carbery, AKA The Luckiest Librarian in the World! Alan’s talk was truly inspirational and made us consider what we should be teaching in class that would help students become informed citizens, in contrast to what we are routinely expected to teach (e.g. how to search a database). […]

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Day 2 of LILAC 2017 started with a personal and insightful keynote by Barbara Allan, who shared the story of her career and gave some top tips on how to influence, convince and ultimately make the changes we want to see happen in our own institutions. As well as the inspiring parallel sessions taking place throughout the day, the Lagadathon, […]

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  Yesterday, the 13th LILAC Conference began. Taking place at Swansea’s beautiful bay campus, the thought-provoking morning sessions set the scene for another excellent conference. LILAC co-chairs Rosie Jones and Lisa Jeskins were a flawless double act as they welcomed everyone, and introduced the new ILG logo. They gave a special mention to student award winners Leanne Workman and Bethan […]