Manchester Metropolitan University, 11-13 April 2022

  • Call for presentations

Call for Presentations

Find out more about the types of presentation you could submit for next year's conference.

There are a number of different types of presentation you can submit and they are as follows:

 

Workshops

Workshops are a way for you to share your classroom originality with others. This is an opportunity for you to demonstrate new approaches and creativity in the classroom. Your workshop should give delegates the opportunity to engage with new content, pedagogical methods and innovative activities throughout. When submitting your abstract we ask you to include a summary of the intended learning outcomes and a workshop plan outlining activities and timings. Workshops are 60 minutes long.

There are 2 options for a workshop; you can select a Workshop to take place in a classroom, or a Computer Workshop which would take place in a PC lab with computers.

Abstract length: 500 words (including workshop outline)

 

Short presentation

Have you recently completed an information literacy project? Has it altered your practice in some way? Short presentations are an ideal opportunity for you to report on recently completed projects, innovations or other developments in the field of information literacy. Short presentations give you 20 minutes to take a high level overview of key elements of the project and share both what you did and what has changed (30 minutes total).

Abstract length: 300 words

 

Long presentation

Have you completed an information literacy research project or worked on a recent information literacy innovation and evaluated the outcome? A long presentation will provide you with a forum in which you can disseminate your findings with some detail.

Long presentations are 45 minutes with 15 minutes for questions (60 minutes total).

Abstract length: 500 words

 

Panel Discussion

Do you want to present a wider view of a specific topic you have been working on? Is there a hot topic in IL that you think is relevant to everyone irrespective of the sector they work in? Do you want to share your experiences alongside a diverse range of voices, experiences and environments? If so then you might want to hold a panel discussion. You should be capable of facilitating a room of people to encourage audience participation and interaction. We encourage submissions from individuals from different institutions and sectors working together who will bring unique perspectives on the topic being discussed.

Panel discussions are 60 minutes long.

Abstract length: 500 words

 

Wildcard

We still want to hear from you even if your work does not suit any of the formats that we have on offer! Use the Wildcard option to  suggest something different and we can have a chat about how we can accommodate your suggestion in relation to the place and  space that we are using.

Abstract length: 300 words

 


 

 Please note:

  • We recommend your title is clear and reflective of your presentation's content.
  • We also require 3 keywords to define your presentation. These should not include broad terms like ‘information literacy’ but be unique to your submission.
  • All submissions should have citations, where necessary, in the author, title style. Reference lists will not be included in the word count.
  • Your abstract should include why people should attend the talk and what they might get out of it. You should consider how you are going to engage LILAC delegates, some of whom attend every year.
  • Even if your submission meets the criteria, it does not guarantee acceptance. We receive many high quality submissions and not all can be accommodated within the programme. In 2017 we accepted 88 out of 123 submissions.
  • All presenters will be expected to register as delegates and are eligible for the discounted/early bird rate.
  • All presentations will be made available in our online archive following the conference.

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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Manchester Metropolitan University, 11-13 April 2022

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