• Banner image

Digital Award for IL

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

Digital Award for Information Literacy 2018

This award recognises an individual or group who develop the best new digital educational resource for promoting Information Literacy (IL). The winner will receive £500 for personal use and £500 for their nominated charity.


Nominations will be judged in relation to the following criteria:

  • Raising the profile of IL within an organisation or sector
  • Developing a digital resource (e.g. online course, service, product or app) which develops and enhances IL skills
  • Innovation, initiative, originality and sustainability
  • Impact on the target audience(s)
  • Openess – is openly licenced, considers accessibility issues, supports flexible use.

Format for nominations

Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by colleagues. Nominations should take the form of a short description of the relevant digital innovation, course, programme, service, or product. This should be no more than 3 x A4 pages or alternatively, can be presented in a short video (5 minutes maximum). If submission via video is selected, this will need to be uploaded to YouTube as unlisted content and the URL provided in a covering email. The following should also be provided:

  • Contact details of the nominator
  • Contact details of the nominee(s)
  • Supporting documentation, URLs etc.


  • Nominations may be from any sector
  • Nominations may be for individuals or groups
  • Nominations must comply with basic accessibility standards e.g.
  • The award is open to people working in the UK only
  • The nominated resource must have been launched during the previous calendar year i.e. January-December 2017
  • The resource will be openly available for reuse under Creative Commons licence and will be available to download from online sources such as the Information Literacy website
  • Factual webpages or documents e.g. an IL framework, will not be eligible
  • The award will be presented at the LILAC conference dinner in Liverpool on Tuesday April 5th 2018 and must be accepted by the winning individual or a representative of the winning group. The award will be forfeit if not collected by the winning individual or, if a group, a representative of the group.

The shortlisted nominees will be listed on the LILAC website.

Closing date: 17.00 (GMT) Friday 23 February 2018.

Enquiries and nominations to: Nigel Morgan (LILAC Awards Officer) -

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.

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!

LILAC on Twitter

follow us @LILAC_conf

@penny_librarian See you in Liverpool!

23 Jan

Have you booked your place at #lilac18 yet? There's just over a week left to get an early bird discount!

23 Jan

RT @UKCopyrightLit: Very excited to see the programme. The first ever #lilac18 satellite event #icepops should have a programme up tomorrow…

23 Jan

You can also find LILAC on

Parent Body

  • Information Literacy Group


  • Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
  • Journal of Information Literacy

Our Sponsors