Manchester Metropolitan University, 11-13 April 2022

FestivIL by LILAC

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The LILAC committee have started planning FestivIL by LILAC - an online event that will support the information literacy community for 2021, which is due to take place 6th-8th July 2021 across three half days.

FestivIL by LILAC is an online event designed to share knowledge & experiences and to bring the information literacy community together.



FestivIL events will feature;

  • Masterclasses; 30 minute showcases of best practice in IL teaching

  • Lightning talks; short, 5 minute sessions delivered to small groups followed by a group discussion

  • IL talks; like a TED talk, these will be pre-recorded and made available ahead of the event (our version of TED Talks), followed by a live seminar discussion

  • Posters; digital posters will be shared ahead of the event, followed by a live session during the FestivIL programme

  • Panel discussions; facilitated discussions hosted by a small group of experts with different perspectives on a range of IL issues

  • Skills/resource exchange; a reciprocal exchange session, in a similar format to speed networking, designed for experience sharing but also for building networks with IL professionals from around the world

  • Community of practice; as part of the daily FestivIL activities we will be setting up small communities of practice for you to share thoughts and experiences throughout the event

In addition to all of the above, we are delighted to announce our three mainstage speakers who will be joining us; Emily Drabinski (CUNY), Barbara Fister (Project Information Literacy) and Alison Hicks & some of her LIS students from UCL.

For more information about FestivIL please visit our website.


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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.

Book your place

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!

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