Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Information Literacy awards and bursaries #lilac16

Three awards have been announced on the LILAC website: the Information Literacy award, the Credo Digital Award for Information Literacy, and the award of two sponsored student places at the LILAC conference (which takes place in Dublin, Ireland in March). More information is at
There are also 4 conference  bursaries available for librarians in specific sectors.
- The Information Literacy Award recognises an outstanding UK or Ireland-based practitioner or researcher, and is sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group and the Library Association of Ireland. "The award is open to practitioners, researchers and academics working in the information literacy field within the UK or Ireland. Nominations from all sectors are welcome. The winner will receive £500 for personal use and £500 for their nominated charity. 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. Closing date: February 12, 2016.
- Credo Digital Award for Information Literacy. "This award recognises an individual or group who develop the best new digital educational resource for promoting IL" (it must have been launched in 2015, and be available for reuse). "The winner will receive £500 for personal use and £500 for their nominated charity. Nominations will be evaluated in relation to the following criteria: Raising the profile of information literacy within an organisation or sector; Developing a digital resource (e.g. online course, service, product or app) which develops and enhances information literacy skills; Innovation, initiative, originality and sustainability; Impact on the target audience(s); Openness – is openly licenced, considers accessibility issues, supports flexible use. Closing date: 12 February, 2016.
- Student Sponsored Places. Sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group), this enables two students to attend the whole LILAC (information literacy) conference. "The award consists of full conference registration, travel (from the UK only) and accommodation expenses. We welcome applications from full-time or part-time students (including distance-learners) registered for a UK-based first degree or taught postgraduate qualification in information/library studies or information literacy. It is not essential that applicants are current members of CILIP or its Information Literacy Group." Closing date: January 29, 2016

LILAC are also offering 4 bursaries for conference places to applicants in the following sectors in the UK and Ireland: Schools; Further Education; Public (libraries); Health (e.g. NHS - please note; librarians working in Higher Education who support health subjects are not eligible to apply). More information at Deadline is 22 January 2016.

I had already blogged that there is a sponsored LILAC place for librarians in North East England, deadline 29 January, see
Photo by Sheila Webber: white lilac, 2015

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