Friday, January 05, 2018

@infolitgroup Information Literacy Awards: nominations sought

Nominations are open for the 2018 awards, which will be presented at the LILAC conference. (1) The Information Literacy Award 2018 "The award is open to practitioners, researchers and academics working in the IL field within the United Kingdom. Nominations from all sectors are welcome. The winner will receive £500 for personal use and £500 for their nominated charity. Nominations must demonstrate impact, innovation, initiative and originality in one or more of the following areas: Raising the profile of IL within an organisation/community/sector; Initiating or contributing to national, regional or local projects/initiatives which enhance IL skills for an identified client group(s); Undertaking original research in the field of IL and making a significant contribution to the literature. There should be evidence that the nominee is committed to sharing his/her knowledge and expertise and/or disseminating his/her learning and research within their organisation and beyond. Nominations will be judged upon evidence of impact within the past 3 years only.
(2) Digital Award for Information Literacy 2018. "This award recognises an individual or group who develop the best new digital educational resource for promoting Information Literacy (IL). The winner will receive £500 for personal use and £500 for their nominated charity. Nominations will be judged in relation to the following criteria: Raising the profile of IL within an organisation or sector; Developing a digital resource (e.g. online course, service, product or app) which develops and enhances IL skills; Innovation, initiative, originality and sustainability; Impact on the target audience(s); Openess – is openly licenced, considers accessibility issues, supports flexible use.
Closing date: 17.00 UK time Friday 23 February 2018. There will also be student sponsored places (information on that not yet available)
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