LILAC 2015: Call for Papers


LILAC welcomes submissions for the 2015 conference.

Deadline for proposals:

All proposals are blind refereed by our panel of reviewers.  Applicants will be notified by 17th December 2014 if they have been successful or otherwise. If you have any queries please contact

Notes for presenters at LILAC 2015

We welcome proposals which address one or more of this year’s conference themes:

A PC with Internet access, PowerPoint, Prezi and speakers will be available to presenters (apart from poster and Teachmeet sessions, although wireless access will be available to poster and Teachmeet presenters). Papers, demonstrations and workshops will be scheduled throughout the conference as parallel sessions.

Please do not send us a full paper; we require a 500 or 300 word abstract which will be sent to a panel of reviewers. We also require a short description of your paper (max. 50 words) which will be displayed when delegates are choosing their parallel sessions.

Please note:

All presentations will be made available on the IL Group slideshare account following the conference. Presenters should contact if they do not wish their presentation to be made publicly available.

Presentations should take one of the following forms:

Short papers (30 minutes)

Short papers should be no more than 15-20 minutes in length with 10-15 minutes for questions. Please submit a 300 word abstract. Short papers are likely to reflect recently completed projects, innovations or other developments (a poster would be the preferred format for a project currently in progress). A key requirement is that the paper has a clear focus. In a 15-minute presentation it will be inappropriate (and difficult) to try and present the “whole” project. Instead, presenters need to draw out and focus on key areas. Chairs of the parallel sessions will keep strictly to time to ensure these sessions do not overrun.

Long papers (45 minutes)

Long papers should be 30-35 minutes in length with 10-15 minutes for questions. Please submit a 500 word abstract. Long papers will typically be based on completed and evaluated research or a more in-depth investigation. They may be reporting on projects (local, national or international) which focus on research, development, dissemination or evaluation.

Workshops sessions (1 hour)

Workshops can either be held in a classroom or a computer room.  They involve active participation and discussion with the focus on participants being able to develop skills or practical ideas for future implementation in their own practice.  Please include an outline of your proposed workshop session, with timings, in your abstract. We require a 500 word abstract.

Symposiums (1 hour)

These sessions will ideally be led by two or more people and will involve audience participation and interaction. They could take the form of a roundtable debate or may present different viewpoints on a theme. They should provide an opportunity for discussion and debate around the conference themes. We welcome submissions from individuals from different institutions. We require a 500 word abstract.

Teachmeet presentations (8 mins)

The LILAC Teachmeet involves multiple presenters giving concurrent 8 minute long presentations to small groups of delegates (5 minutes for presentation and three minutes for questions).  After each 8 minute presentation, delegates will move to hear a new presentation.  Presenters will need to be prepared to deliver their 8 minute session multiple times!  These sessions are designed for sharing novel and practical information literacy teaching tips, ideas and techniques.  Presentation equipment will not be provided due to the nature of this session but you are welcome to display/demonstrate something on your own laptop (WiFi access will be available) or other materials such as flipchart paper.  We require a 300 word abstract.

Poster presentations

Posters are a way to share information visually such as on-going projects, research findings or innovative applications. Whilst posters should be self-explanatory and can usefully be accompanied by handouts, presenters will be expected to be available to discuss their work at specified times during the conference. Presenters may use a laptop if required. Please submit a 300 word abstract describing your poster. Posters should typically be no larger than A1 size (841mm × 594mm) portrait style. However if you have any queries please contact

Submit your abstract here.