LILAC 2011

LILAC 2011 was jointly hosted by The British Library and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), 18th-20th April 2011. A selection of photos from the conference can be found here.

The themes for LILAC 2011 were:

The Keynote speakers for 2011 were:

David Nicholas, Director of the Department of Information Studies, University College London
Nikki Heath, Werneth School, Stockport
Jesus Lau, Director of the University of Veracruz (Universidad Veracruzana) / USBI Library and Coordinator of the UV Virtual Library in Veracruz, México.

LILAC 2011 Conference Reports:

LILAC 2011: Presentations

IL in the future IL in society: making a difference Supporting excellence in the research community
22nd Century Librarians and the death of information skills. Andy Jackson. 

Learning literacies through collaborative enquiry; collaborative enquiry through learning literacies. Jo Ashley, Freya Jarman, Tunde Varga-Atkins and Nedim Hassan.

Martini Information Literacy: How does “anytime, anyplace, anywhere” access to information change what Information literacy means? Andrew Walsh.

Schools of Education and Their Information Literacy Transparency. Michelle Kowalsky.

Information literacy: a tick box, skills list or a set of holistic, objective, intersubjective and enriching values? Geoff Walton, Andrew Whitworth, Moira Bent, Bob Glass, Mark Hepworth, Chris Powis, Ruth Stubbings and Sheila Webber.

Ensuring information literacy survives in a changing HE world. Helen Howard.

Information Literacy in Top Schools of Business Evident to the Outside World? John Seiler.

Does IL have a future? Geoff Walton and Alison Pope.

Data Literacy Conceptions and Pedagogies: Redefining Information Literacy Frameworks for the 21st Century. Sheila Corrall.

Information Literacy beyond Library 2.0. Peter Godwin.

IL in the Future: Tailoring Services for Continuing Education Learners. Robin Canuel, Megan Fitzgibbons and Jessica Lange.

Librarians on-the-go: teaming up with co-curricular units on campus to enhance the academic acculturation of international students @ their space. Eileen Bosch and Khue Duong. 

Welsh Information Literacy Project: our first steps to an information literate nation. Cathie Jackson and Joy Head.

Innovative approaches to supporting widening participation in a University Library. Tony Wilson and Katy Mann.

Keeping up the dialogue: fostering information literacy in a community of professionals. Jason Eyre and Julie Kent.

Information Literacy in an Open content world: developing guidance for academic colleagues. Alison Mackenzie and Lindsey Martin.

Student in a Strange Land: Providing Instruction to ESL Students. Claire Walker and Amanda Click.

Information Literacy skills and the transition to professional practice. Angela Davies and Deborah Taylor.

Fostering health information literacy through use of a virtual world. Sheila Webber, Elizabeth Marripodi and Rossana I. Barrios.

Enabling Information Literacy in Sub-Saharan Africa. Siobhan Duvigneau and Babakisi Fidzani

Rethinking Information Literacy in a Globalized World. Laurie Kutner and Alison Armstrong.

How to be a critical but constructive friend: reviewing and refereeing for journal articles and conference papers. Susie Andretta. 

Enticing Graduate Students and Faculty Members: Librarians Creating Research Webs. Rajiv Nariani.

Taking up the RIN challenge: supporting researchers’ use of web 2.0. Lucy Keating.

Bibliometrics support for the research community: the experience of 4 Irish University libraries collaboratively producing a suite of Open Access reusable learning objects. Ros Pan and Eileen Breen.

Rebuilding the Seven Pillars: the SCONUL Research Lens. Moira Bent and Ruth Stubbings.

Ready to Research? An off-the-shelf solution enabling research students to assess their information literacy. Cathie Jackson and Clare Boucher.

Comparison of domestic and international students: What does their research process tell us about their information literacy skills? Yusuke Ishimura and Joan Bartlett.

Using the Researcher Development Framework to Develop Postgraduate Information Literacy. Sheila Corrall and Stephane Goldstein.

Bibliometrics support for the research community: a workshop on using the materials provided on Open Access by the MyRI project. Julia Barrett and Lisa Callaghan.

Assessing models of library instruction: a case of NTU libraries. Janice Chia.

Knotworking as a means to strengthen information skills of research groups. Eija Nevalainen and Kati Syvalahti


Evidence based IL Creativity in IL New to teaching
Effective approaches to thinking like a researcher. Emma Finney & Deborah Harrop. 

Institutionalizing Information Literacy. Sharon Weiner.

Advancing information literacy: ensuring accountability via assessment. Leslin Charles.

From search to research; linking Information Literacy and critical thinking skills. Emma Thompson and Simon Snowden.

Can we actively reduce plagiarism? Yes, we can! (and we have). Ruth Harrison.

A practical model for curricular integration of information literacy in higher education. Li Wang.

Reflections of embedding information literacy into a postgraduate multi-cultural institution. Ruth Knowles and Mandy Smith.

IL Online Self-Assessment Tool for 2nd Year Medical Students. Judith Scammell and Sue David.

A scoping review of PhD-candidates’ information use in knowledge creation. Gunhild Austrheim, Hege Folkestad, Susanne Mikki and Therese Skagen.

Is There a Difference Between Critical Thinking and Information Literacy? John Weiner and Sharon Weiner.

And they lived happily ever ‘after’ FILE. Susie Andretta.

A new model for information literacy provision: how to balance cost and quality in an economic downturn. Helen Clough and Stephen Gray.

Information literacy and inquiry – what have we learnt? a meta-analysis of the information literacy activities of a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Pam McKinney.

Information Literacy of Health Students: Assessment and Interventions. Lana V. Ivanitskaya, Alecia Billington, Kaitlyn Hanisko, Samantha Janson and Dmitry Erofeev.

Crikey! How can librarians collaborate with faculty to assess information literacy? Debra Hoffmann and Kristen LaBonte.

Creativity in practice: engaging students and staff with information literacy. Michelle Blake, Maria Bell and Jane Secker. 

From creativity to innovation to transformation in Information Literacy for university students: Learning material that makes a difference. Pieter Du Toit, Theo Bothma, Ann-Louise de Boer, Ina Fourie and Detken Scheepers.

The information source evaluation matrix, a creative approach to making information evaluation easy and relevant. Kaye Towlson.

Food for thought? Information Literacy, Library à la Carte and Sheffield Hallam University. Matthew Borg and Caroline Fixter.

Above and beyond: an online tutorial to develop academic and research skills. Sara Thornes.

Stimulating student learning when visual is king: Learnmore at City University. Emily Allbon.

Using online polling systems in IL sessions. Dina Koutsomichali.

Making space for creativity. Antony Brewerton and Jess Humphreys.

Using games creatively to enhance information literacy sessions. Susan Boyle.

Empowering the academic: creative approaches to engaging academic staff with TEL to improve student access to information, a case study using Talis Aspire. Julie Luxton and Julie Moody.

Creative approaches to formal essay writing. Sarah Pavey

Transforming Information Literacy @ the University of Salford. Roz Howard and Jen Earl.

Using Cross-Cutting Groups to Enact Information Literacy Strategy: A Comparative Case Study of Norway and the UK. Sheila Corrall and Maria-Carme Torras.

Students helping students: a peer-led learning model with an information literacy focus. Tamsin Bolton and Tina Pugliese.

TeachMeet: Librarians learning from each other. Niamh Tumelty and Katie Birkwood. 

What do university students want to know?: Re-evaluating information sessions based on an analysis of commonly-asked library questions. Jessica Lange & Katherine Hanz.

Making the link and seizing opportunities: the PGCert and my development as a teacher (so far). Sarah Oxford.

Why, why, why DELILA? A project to promote the open sharing of our information literacy and digital literacy teaching material. Ann-Marie James, Catherine Robertson and Maria Bell.

Together We Are Strong: Teacher-Librarian Collaboration in Supporting the First Research Process of Undergraduate Students. Anne Kakkonen and Antti Virrankoski.

Teacher as librarian: lessons learned and shared. Alison Taylor.

Sharing an ethos: Supporting new teachers at the University of Sussex Library. Emma Walton.

Building information literacy partnerships in Higher Education. Claire McCluskey.

Sharing the Load: Working Together to improve the teaching skills in the Library at Leeds in times of change. Rachel Myers and Rebecca Dearden.

New to teaching? Taking a deep breath and getting started. Dawn Holland.






Various – Pecha Kucha 1

Bell, Allison; Mentoring new librarians for teaching success.

Corrall, Sheila; Information-handling training for researchers: towards a more cohesive environment.

Dodd, Lorna; Orientation: is it worth it?

Koutsomichali, Dina; Embedding IL in a 1st year undergraduate module: a case study of a trial.

Kurbanoglu, Serap; Developing web-based information literacy tutorials: no need to reinvent the wheel.

McGuinn, Kate and Munks, Sarah; Targeted provision: support for researchers at the University of Huddersfield.

Various – Pecha Kucha 2

Spiranec, Sonja and Banek Zorica, Mihaela; Can we do it? Yes we can! Information literacy perceptions among Croatian school librarians.

Collins, Lucy and Hilliar, Mari Ann; Earth to distance learning librarian? Using web-conferencing to support distance learning students in information literacy training.

Goebel, Nancy; Gathering evidence in information literacy assessment and evaluation.

Macrae-Gibson, Rowena; Bringing it all together: upgrading to Upgrade at City University.

Boyle, Susan; Creative Problem Clinics: information literacy triage.

Walsh, Andrew; Using active teaching techniques in information literacy instruction.