There are a few days left to apply for the free student place at the UK's information literacy conference, LILAC - the closing date is Friday 16 January 2009. This award is sponsored by The LearnHigher Information Literacy Learning Area at Manchester Metropolitan University. Applicants need to write a statement about the importance of information literacy and how attendance at the LILAC conference will benefit them in their future career. It is open to students registered on a library qualification (full or part-time) at a UK university. More details at http://www.lilacconference.com/dw/2009/award.htm
There is also info there about the CSG IL Group Information Literacy Award for the most inventive initiative in the sphere of information literacy. The IL Award is open to all working in the IL arena and from any sector and nominations are welcome for individuals or groups (you may not self-nominate). The nomination should comprise 3-4 pages of description and any supporting evidence. Closing date for this is 31 January 2009. Winners receive £500 to spend on their favourite charity and £500 to spend on themselves.
Photo by Sheila Webber: Tree (sideways), Blackheath, January 2009