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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 […]

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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 […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, April 25th at LILAC 2019 at the University of Nottingham. The group’s Annual Report for 2018/19 will be formally presented at the meeting. Date: Thursday 25th April 2019 Time: 12.45-13.15 Venue: Engineering and Science Learning Centre, Room B08, University of Nottingham Chair: Jane Secker Attendance at the AGM is free and open to all ILG […]



Each year the CILIP Information Literacy Group offers awards in Information Literacy : the Information Literacy Award and the Digital Award for Information Literacy. The former is open to all practitioners, researchers and academics working in any sector in the information literacy field within the United Kingdom. The winning individual or team will receive £500 for personal use and £500 for their nominated charity. The latter recognises […]

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A reminder that bookings are currently being taken for LILAC 2019, with the early bird rate only available until 2nd February 2019. The bookings for LILAC will close on Wednesday 3rd April 2019. The Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference will be hosted at the University of Nottingham between 24th-26th April 2019. A draft programme for the event is now available, plus […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group announces the Rowena Macrae-Gibson Student Award. The world of libraries lost a dedicated, hard-working and passionate librarian in October 2017, who served on the CILIP Information Literacy Group Committee for several years, most recently as our Deputy Chair. In recognition of Rowena’s commitment to the library profession and her championing of new professionals, the CILIP […]