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Digital Award for IL

The Digital Award for Information Literacy is sponsored by the Open University and rewards an innovative/high impact digital resource developed by a UK-based individual or group.

Digital Award for Information Literacy 2020 - Nominees announced!

Although the conference this year will not be going ahead, we thought it was still important to highlight our shortlisted nominees given the amazing work they have been doing, and we will be announcing the winners online soon.

The nominees for the Digital Award for Information Literacy 2020 are;

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This award recognises an individual or group who develop the best new digital educational resource for promoting Information Literacy (IL). The winner will receive £500 for personal use and £500 for their nominated charity.


Nominations will be evaluated in relation to the following criteria:

  • Raising the profile of IL within an organisation or sector

  • Developing a digital resource (e.g. online course, service, product or app) which develops and enhances IL skills

  • Innovation, initiative, originality and sustainability

  • Impact on the target audience(s)

  • Openness – is openly licenced, considers accessibility issues, supports flexible use.


  • Nominations may be from any sector
  • Nominations must comply with basic accessibility standards e.g.
  • The award is open to individuals or teams working in the UK only
  • The nominated resource must have been launched at some point during the previous calendar year i.e. January-December 2019
  • The resource will be openly available for reuse under Creative Commons licence and will be made available to download from online sources such as the Information Literacy website
  • Factual webpages or documents e.g. an IL framework, will not be eligible
  • The award will be presented at the LILAC networking evening in Manchester on Monday 6th April 2020 and must be accepted by the winning individual or a representative of the winning group.

Shortlisted nominees will be listed on the LILAC website in March 2020.


Individuals and teams may self-nominate or be nominated by colleagues. Nominations should take the form of:


A description and background account of the nominated digital resource. This should not exceed 1000 words.


A short video (5 minutes maximum) presenting the nominated digital resource. If this option is selected, the video should be uploaded to YouTube as unlisted content and the URL provided on the application form.

How to apply

To make a nomination for the Digital Award for Information Literacy you will need to register as a member, or if you have already registered, just login to your account using the link at the top of the page. Once logged in to your account, scroll down to the awards section and select 'apply now'.

The closing date is Friday 14th February, 2020 (17:00 GMT).

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 presentations 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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