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Past Winners

Find out all about our past winners and runners-up.

Established in 2008 these prestigious awards honour those special people who are making a significant contribution to Information Literacy within any sector.


Information Literacy Award Winners

The Information Literacy Award recognises an outstanding UK-based IL practitioner or researcher.

The winner in 2022 were Alison Horner Le Riche and Barbara Moye and their teams (Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust). Our judges commented  "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".

Other shortlisted nominees were:

  • Yohanna Anderson, Rachel Bickley, and Caroline Ball (University of Gloucestershire, London Metropolitan University & University of Derby), nominated for their work on the #ebookSOS campaign
  • Rosie Jones (University of Teesside), nominated for raising the profile of IL through national conversations
  • Daniel Miller, Pauline Garvey, Alfonso Otaegui, Xinyuan Wang, Maya de Vries, Laila Abed Rabho, Shireen Walton, Laura Haapio-Kirk, Charlotte Hawkins, Marília Duque, Patrick Awondo, and Alex Clegg (University College London), nominated for their work on the Anthropology of Smartphones and Smart Ageing (ASSA) project
  • Linda Moses-Allison (University of Cumbria), nominated for raising the profile of IL within the University of Cumbria
  • Louise Worsfold, Argita Mullaraj, Rosemary Jones, Sally Peat, Heather Robinson, and Chris Walker (The University of Law), nominated for their work on the Digital Academy platform
  • Alison Horner Le Riche, and Barbara Moye and their teams (Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust), nominated for raising the profile of health literacy in Berkshire adolescents.

Previous winners:

  • 2020 - Clare McCluskey-Dean (York St John University)
  • 2019 - Open University Library's Live Engagement Team
  • 2018 - Emily Hurt (Clinical Librarian, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
  • 2017 - Helen Howard (Leeds University Library). The runner-up was Jo Parker (Open University).
  • 2016 - Yin Min Tun (University of Manchester). The runner-up was Elizabeth Hutchinson (Guille-Alles Library, St Peter Port).
  • 2015 - Katharine Reedy (Open University). The runner-up was Sarah George (University of Bradford).
  • 2014 - Dr Jane Secker (London School of Economics and Political Science). The runner-up was Nazlin Bhimani (Institute of Education, University of London).
  • 2013 - Kim McGowan (University of Cumbria). The runner-up was Michelle Schneider (University of Leeds). 
  • 2012 - Andrew Walsh (University of Huddersfield). The runner-up was Judy Atkinson (Royal College of Nursing).
  • 2011 - Duncan Chappell (Glasgow School of Art). The runner-up was Sonja Haerkoenen (Cardiff University).
  • 2010 - Anthony Beal (Formerly West Cheshire College).
  • 2009 - Ronan O'Beirne (Bradford College).
  • 2008 - Nigel Morgan (Cardiff University).


Digital Award of Information Literacy Winners

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

Previous winners:


Student Sponsored Places

The Student Award provided a sponsored place at LILAC for two students registered on a UK study programme. This award (sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group) consists of full conference registration, travel and accommodation expenses.

Previous winners:

  • 2020 - Kimberley Stansfield and Frances Marsh (University College London)
  • 2019 - Hannah Slater and Gemma Pearce (University College London)
  • 2018 - Lisa Gardner (Ulster University) and Bethany Sherwood (City, University of London)
  • 2017 - Bethan Davies (Aberystwyth University) and Leanne Workman (Aberystwyth University).
  • 2016 - Amy O'Donohoe (Robert Gordon University), Amy Rippon (City University, London) and Anna Theis (Manchester Metropolitan University).
  • 2015 - Lucinda May (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Maria Nagle (University of Sheffield).
  • 2014 - Penny Andrews (University of Sheffield) and Amanda Brennan (Robert Gordon University).
  • 2013 - Darren Flynn (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Roisin Cassidy (University of Sheffield). 
  • 2012 -Thasya Elliott (London Metropolitan University).
  • 2011 - Matthew Harvey (Aberystwyth University).
  • 2010 - Jo Alcock (Aberystwyth University).
  • 2009 - in 2009 additional sponsorship meant that there were 7 places available, the winners were; Marion Funnell, Owen Coxall, Samantha Abrahams, Veronica Cunnigham, Katie Fraser, Su Fagg, and Susan Clayton.


Present @ LILAC

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Leeds Beckett University, 25-27 March 2024

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