Manchester Metropolitan University, 6-8 April 2020

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LILAC are pleased to offer bursaries for conference places to applicants in certain under-represented sectors and communities. Find out more about bursary opportunities here.


LILAC Bursaries

To have a truly engaging conference, we believe we need delegates who bring a variety of perspectives and backgrounds. The LILAC conference is therefore offering 5 free places for librarians working in the following under-represented sectors/communities in the UK:

  • BAME (sponsored by University of Sheffield Information School)
  • Schools
  • Further Education
  • Public
  • Health (e.g. NHS – please note; librarians working in Higher Education who support health
    subjects are not eligible to apply)

The conference place includes 3 days attendance of all LILAC sessions and social events (networking evening and conference dinner) . Travel and accommodation expenses up to the value of £225 are also available if required.

To be eligible for a place you must be a librarian, volunteer or information professional working in the above mentioned sectors/communities in the UK. You will have to show your commitment to information literacy by writing a short personal statement explaining what benefits you would gain from attending the conference, and how you intend to use your conference experience in your work.

How to apply

To apply for a bursary you will need to register as a member, or if you have already registered, just login to your account using the link at the top of the page. Once logged in to your account, scroll down to the bursaries section and select 'apply now'.

The closing date is 1st December, 2019 (17:00 GMT).

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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