Thursday, January 22, 2015

#LILAC15 - information literacy awards and bursaries

There are several awards and bursaries on offer assocaited with the UK's information literacy conference, LILAC.
- Information Literacy Award. This recognises "an outstanding individual contribution to information literacy by a practitioner or researcher. The winner will receive £500 for personal use and £500 for their nominated charity." The criteria have changed a little from previous years, I think: they are now "Nominees must demonstrate impact, innovation, initiative and originality in one or more of the following areas: Raising the profile of information literacy within an organisation; Initiating or contributing to national, regional or local projects / initiatives which enhance information literacy skills for an identified client group(s); Undertaking original research in the field of information literacy and making a significant contribution to the literature." "Nominations will be judged upon evidence of impact within the past 3 years only." This is sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group and Talis. Closing date: Friday February 27th 2015.
- Student Award. There are two sponsored places at LILAC (conference registration, travel and accommodation expenses), and students registered on a UK programme can apply. These are sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group. Closing date: Friday February 13th 2015
- Credo Reference Digital Award for Information Literacy: This "rewards an innovative/high impact digital IL resource [launched in 2014] and developed by a UK-based individual or group. The winner will receive £500 for personal use and £500 for their nominated charity." This is sponsored by Credo Reference. Closing date: Friday 27th February 2015.
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- There are also three free conference places (fees + up to £250 travel/accommodation) for librarians working in the following sectors in the UK: Schools/Further Education; Public libraries; Health (e.g. NHS). Deadline is 7 February 2015. More info at

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