We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Information Literacy Award 2022 are...
Alison Horner Le Riche and Barbara Moye and their teams (Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust).
Here are a few words from our winners:
"On behalf of the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and also Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, thank you for the recognition of our project. It was a team effort across both Trust Library and Knowledge Services, and we all played a role in its success.
Thanks also to HEE for their funding which made the first stage of this project possible. Recent events have underlined how important it is to have high levels of health literacy (and all the other forms of literacy), so it’s especially nice to be recognised in these circumstances for our work on this."
The award was judged by Dr. Konstantina Martzoukou (Robert Gordon University) and Dr. Pam McKinney (The University of Sheffield).
A few words from our judges:
"The diversity of created resources is impressive. The lesson plan pack created for teachers looks genuinely useful, and could be picked up in any secondary school context and used immediately by a teacher. This indicates that the resources have national appeal, beyond simply the local area.
They have some really positive feedback both from children who have engaged with the resources and from the agencies they have worked with, indicating success in both networking and teaching.
The project team have been successful in raising the profile of health information literacy beyond one institutional context."
The nominees for the Information Literacy Award for 2022 were:
The CILIP Information Literacy Group and the Information School at the University of Sheffield are proud to offer an award for achievement in the field of information literacy (IL). IL “is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to reach and express informed views and to engage fully in society”.
IL applies within a number of contexts, including:
The award is open to all practitioners, researchers and academics working in the IL field within the United Kingdom. Nominations may be from any sector. We welcome nominations for individuals as well as for groups/teams. The winning individual or team will receive £500 for personal use and £500 for their nominated charity.
Nominations must demonstrate impact, innovation, initiative and originality in one or more of the following areas:
There should be evidence that the nominated individual or team is committed to sharing knowledge and expertise and/or disseminating their learning and/or research within their organisation and beyond.
Nominations will be judged upon evidence of impact within the past 3 years only.
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.
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.
We look forward to seeing you there!
RT @infolitgroup: A new issue of the Journal of Information Literacy has been published today: https://t.co/Tjjx83tCPQ Have a read! @JInfoL…