What is LILAC?

LILAC is the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference and is a firm favourite in the calendar of information professionals. The conference is brimming with new ideas, innovative teaching techniques, inspiring speakers and exciting social events.

Present @ LILAC?

LILAC is great opportunity for our fellow professionals to present their ideas, share best practice and show case new thinking in our sector. If you have an idea then we’d love to hear about it. We have many options for the types of sessions you might run from a symposium to a workshop. Visit our Call for papers page to find out how to apply.

Why you should attend

LILAC is organised by CILIP’s Information Literacy Group and aimed at librarians and information professionals who teach information literacy skills, are interested in digital literacies and want to improve the information seeking and evaluation skills of all our library users whoever they may be.

Who should attend

Librarians from across the UK and around the world attend LILAC. Delegates come to us from over 30 different countries worldwide. Each year we attract significant key players in the information literacy field as keynote speakers from around the globe.

LILAC 2016

The Venue

Find out all you need to know about this year's venue including accommodation, directions, facilities and more

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Connecting @ LILAC

One of the great aspects of the conference is opportunity it presents to connect with fellow professionals. Catching up with old friends and colleagues or making exciting new contacts. LILAC offers plenty of ways for connecting at specific networking sessions or our conference dinner.

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Do you remember when?

Have you been to LILAC in the past? Are you looking for notes from a presentation you attended? Maybe you are trying to recall the name of a keynote speaker or find the contact details for someone you met. Our archive provides all you need to look back at past conferences.

Parent Body

  • Information Literacy Group


  • Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
  • Journal of Information Literacy

Our Sponsors

Our sponsors for 2016 are still to be announced. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please click here