Some of our frequently asked questions about the process.
What does it mean to review a conference submission?
Reviewing a conference presentation involves critiquing a written proposal of between 300-500 words and writing feedback for the presenter. The feedback is then used to decide if the presenter will be accepted to present at the conference.
What kind of people can become reviewers?
We would like to attract people from across different sectors, professions and roles to be a part of the process. We are aiming to be inclusive and support information literacy. A good reviewer is articulate, honest and authentic in writing their feedback. They should be able to identify actionable feedback if necessary and identify rationale for their decisions in good time.
Do I need to be an expert in IL to review conference presentations?
Not at all. We are looking to expand the information literacy community and we are looking to include a variety of voices in our review process. Whatever stage you’re at in your career, whether that’s in libraries, learning technology, educational development, learning development, research or information management, we’d like to hear from you.
What support/training will I get?
There will be a short training event every year that we would expect you to attend to support you in the review process. This might be to practice writing a review or analysing a previous review.
For more information about the review process and what you will be asked to do, see our extended FAQs and our Guidance for Reviewers. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Presentations page to find out how to apply.
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