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Student Sponsored Places

The Rowena Macrae-Gibson Student Award provides a sponsored place at LILAC for two students registered on a UK study programme.

Student Sponsored Places 2019 

The award (named in honour of former Information Literacy Group Vice Chair Rowena Macrae-Gibson) entitles two students to attend LILAC. It includes full conference registration, travel (within the UK only) and on-campus accommodation (see terms and conditions). 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 complete both parts A and B below.

Part A

Write a reflection on what inspired your interest in IL. 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? We are looking for a personal and individual piece of writing that reflects your own experience.

[Limit = 250 words]

Part B

Study the programme for LILAC 2019. Imagine that you have been asked to organise a 40 minute panel discussion as a last-minute addition.

  1. identify and justify a relevant theme for the discussion (it should be one which will have wide appeal to delegates)

  2. which speakers from the programme would you invite onto your panel and why? 

  3. draw-up a brief outline of how the panel session might be structured with indication of the key questions to be addressed by your panel.

[Limit = 400 words]

The above should be sent along with a brief email providing full contact details and identifying the course which the applicant is pursuing.

In the interest of fairness in the judging process, applicants are requested not to make explicit reference to the names of particular institutions in which they are employed or universities where they study within their submissions. However, applicants are free to make references to the nature of their current position/role and responsibilities.

The award will be judged by experts appointed by LILAC. The judges’ decision will be final. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in mid-March.

Closing date: 17.00 (GMT) Friday 1st March 2019.

Please direct enquiries and send applications to the LILAC team at: 

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 papers page to find out how to apply.

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