We're pleased to announce the winners of the Rowena Macrae-Gibson Student Award for 2023. Yasmine and Lucy will be joining us at LILAC 2023.
Yasmine Mulholland is studying for a master's in Library and Information Management at Manchester Metropolitan University. As a previous secondary school English teacher and current tutor, she is passionate about learning how to support students to foster their information, digital and media literacy skills. You can find her on Twitter @yasmineroseread.
Lucy is a part-time Library and Information Studies Masters Student at University College London. Alongside her degree, she works part-time at the Natural History Museum as a Library and Archives Audit Assistant within a large collections move project team. Previous to this, she has worked as a Library Assistant in a North London secondary school, and completed a library graduate traineeship at Trinity College, Cambridge
The award (named in honour of former Information Literacy Group Vice Chair Rowena Macrae-Gibson) entitles two students to attend LILAC. The award includes a full conference place, including networking evening and conference dinner, and UK travel and accommodation expenses up to the value of £225. The award is aimed at newly qualifying professionals. We welcome applications from full-time or part-time students (including distance-learners) registered for a UK-based first degree or taught postgraduate qualification in information/library studies or information literacy (IL). It is not essential that applicants are current members of CILIP or its Information Literacy Group.
To apply applicants must write a statement as detailed below
Write a reflection on what inspired your interest in Information Literacy. Perhaps a teacher, lecturer or colleague sparked you to think about the importance of IL; maybe a book or journal article you read stimulated your interest; did you attend a particular IL workshop, talk or webinar, or perhaps you were inspired by the users of the library where you worked, or your own experiences as a library user? How do you see yourself as part of the future of IL? We are looking for a personal and individual piece of writing that reflects your own experience (Maximum 500 words).
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!