• IL Awards

Information Literacy Award

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

Information Literacy Award 2018

The CILIP Information Literacy Group is proud to offer an award for achievement in the field of Information Literacy (IL). The award is open to practitioners, researchers and academics working in the IL field within the United Kingdom. Nominations from all sectors are welcome. The winner will receive £500 for personal use and £500 for their nominated charity.


Nominations must demonstrate impact, innovation, initiative and originality in one or more of the following areas:

  • Raising the profile of IL within an organisation/community/sector
  • Initiating or contributing to national, regional or local projects/initiatives which enhance IL skills for an identified client group(s)
  • Undertaking original research in the field of IL and making a significant contribution to the literature.

There should be evidence that the nominee is committed to sharing his/her knowledge and expertise and/or disseminating his/her learning and research within their organisation and beyond.

Nominations will be judged upon evidence of impact within the past 3 years only.

Format for nominations

Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by colleagues. Nominations should take the form of a description of the nominee’s contribution(s) in one or more of the areas above (3 x A4 pages maximum). The following should also be provided:

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

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) -


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