Information Literacy Awards


The CILIP Information Literacy Group and LILAC conference committee are pleased to announce that the Information Literacy Awards 2020 have now been launched. These prestigious awards will be presented at the LILAC 2020 conference, which is being hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University on April 6th-8th. Information Literacy Award: The CILIP Information Literacy Group is proud to offer an award for […]

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The LILAC Committee currently have an exciting opportunity to join our conference-organising team. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to recruit into the role of Marketing & Insights Manager. For a full description and person specification for the role, please see the conference website. Applicants should be based in the UK. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented communities […]

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Giles Lloyd-Brown (Swansea University) will be stepping down from his role as Marketing & Insights Manager on the LILAC committee after the 2020 conference in Manchester. We asked him to reflect on his LILAC experiences. How did you get involved with LILAC? I first became involved with LILAC as a local representative, when Swansea hosted the conference back in 2017. […]



The LILAC Committee are pleased to announce that bookings for LILAC 2020 in Manchester are now open! LILAC will be taking place at Manchester Metropolitan University, Monday 6th April to Wednesday 8th April. With inspirational keynote presentations and a packed programme of IL content, LILAC 2020 promises to be as innovative and thought provoking as ever. In order to book […]



We are pleased to announce that details of this year’s LILAC bursaries, for conference places to applicants in certain under-represented sectors and communities, are now available. To have a truly engaging conference, we believe we need delegates who bring a variety of perspectives and backgrounds. The LILAC conference is therefore offering 5 free places for librarians working in the following under-represented […]

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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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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. […]



This year’s information literacy award winners were announced at this year’s LILAC gala dinner celebration in April at Colwick Hall, Nottingham. The big winners this year came from the Open University and Newcastle University! Information Literacy Award winner: Open University Library’s Live Engagement Team The winning team design and deliver live online teaching sessions to Open University staff and students. They have […]

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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 […]