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Our Sponsors for 2017

Find out who sponsored LILAC in 2017.


With over 25 years of service to the Library industry 2CQR have worked with librarians to implement new developments in Security & Self-Service Automation using barcode, EM & RFID technology. This has helped us to understand the specific requirements within the Library industry. We offer a solutions-led approach, proven to ISO standards with full best in class maintenance and support. Our expertise in product and software development benefits all types and sizes of library. Our philosophy, as dedicated Library specialists, is to offer an approach that ensures our systems meet and indeed often exceed expectations. Efficient systems ensure Library staff are free to work in all areas where they are needed by their customers, saving time, resources and money. Breaking news - come and talk to us about our new market leading Open Library System.



CILIP, the library and information association is the leading voice for the information, knowledge management and library profession. Develop your skills, build your knowledge and take the next step in your career by becoming a member.

Join CILIP to receive a free magazine, exclusive access to journals, networking and professional recognition.


Credo partners with educational institutions to prepare students and graduates for continuous learning and success in the knowledge economy. Credo’s innovative solutions are designed to close skill gaps that persist throughout the student’s academic career. As a trusted partner, Credo has assisted more than 2,500 institutions in fulfilling their institutional missions in a cost-effective manner that allows them to deliver on the promise of higher education.



Eurospan Group is Europe’s leading independent marketing, sales and distribution agency for publishers from North America, Africa and Asia-Pacific. We represent approximately 150 publishers across a broad range of subject areas and celebrated our 50 year anniversary in 2014. One of our longest-standing partnerships is with the American Library Association. Books from the Association are stocked in our UK warehouse and are available to order from all good bookshops and online retailers, by contacting Eurospan’s customer services team directly, or by visiting our online bookstore.


Information School, University of Sheffield

The Information School at the University of Sheffield is the leading library and information management school in the UK. We have been at the forefront of developments in the information field for over 50 years and were the first school in the UK to join the prestigious international iSchools organisation. The latest Research Excellence Framework rated us number one for research environment in the UK. Our research makes a significant contribution to knowledge in the practical management and use of information in organisational and social contexts. We focus upon research led teaching and our academic staff bring both their professional and managerial experience to ensure that we teach the latest ideas within the information field. This means that our students leave us equipped with the knowledge and skills that today’s workplace needs.

Our reputation in information literacy research, teaching and practice is long established. Our highly regarded range of postgraduate programmes includes the CILIP-accredited MA Librarianship and MSc Digital Library Management, which are both available as full-time and part-time programmes. Our MA Library and Information Services Management distance learning programme is part of our established suite of courses on offer. We also offer programmes in Data Science, Information Management, Information Systems and Health Informatics. Opportunities for doctoral study are also available.


Innovative Libraries


L2L is a project funded by the National Forum for Teaching and Learning in Ireland that aims to explore its Framework for Professional Development through the lens of library staff who teach. We want to consider the nature of teaching in a “third space” environment and discover how current practices sustain and support library staff in their roles as teachers, instructors, and facilitators. Through this, we plan to provide a sustainable structure to assist library professionals when engaging with PD in an ever-evolving profession. L2L is a two year collaborative project based in Ireland, led by Dundalk IT, Dublin IT, and IT Carlow.


Lapsafe logoLapSafe® Products is the industry’s leading expert in managing mobile computing with a wide range of products. The award-winning Diplomat™ LMS self-service device loan lockers makes device loans easy to manage and allows students to borrow devices at any time. For more information, read some of our latest case studies.


National Library of Wales

The National Library of Wales welcomes thousands of visitors every year to its wonderful building at Aberystwyth and to its growing online home at www.llgc.org.uk.

The Library specializes in collecting material of Welsh and Celtic interest, and is regarded as the foremost research centre in the field. It is also an extremely popular centre for those researching family or local history.

The Library has been adding to its many collections since its establishment in 1907 and with collections ranging from photographs, to film and archive to television programmes, there really is something here for everyone.

Come and visit us in Aberystwyth

Mae Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru yn croesawu miloedd o ymwelwyr yn flynyddol i’w hadeilad hyfryd yn Aberystwyth ac i’w chartref ar-lein ar www.llgc.org.uk
Mae’r Llyfrgell yn arbenigo ar gasglu deunydd o ddiddordeb Cymreig a Cheltaidd, a hi yw’r brif ganolfan ymchwil yn y maes. Mae hefyd yn ganolfan boblogaidd dros ben ymhlith pobl sy’n ymchwilio i hanes teulu a hanes lleol.

Bu’r Llyfrgell yn ychwanegu yn gyson i’w chasgliadau ei sefydlu ym 1907 gyda’r casgliadau yn amrywio o ffotograffau i ffilm ac o archifau i raglenni teledu, mae yma rywbeth i bawb.

Dewch i ymweld â ni yn Aberystwyth.


Springshare logoSpringshare is a leading cloud-based software provider now with European hosting facilities. Our librarian-first platform includes:

  • LibGuides, the most popular curation and knowledge-sharing tool for libraries;
  • LibAnswers, an online reference and help-desk platform;
  • LibCal, the complete calendaring & room booking solution for libraries;
  • LibInsight, a single platform to store and analyze all library data;
  • LibWizard, the forms, surveys, quizzes, and tutorial building app;
  • LibCRM, build and maintain relationships with the community;
  • LibStaffer, manage staff schedules and service point staffing.


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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.

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Places at this year's conference are likely to be in demand more than ever before. Each year our conference grows increasingly popular and this year promises to be no different. Don't miss out and book your place now for this year's conference.
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