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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 - winners announced!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the LILAC 2023 bursary places;

Anjali Pathiyath Anjali Pathiyath

Anjali Pathiyath works as a Librarian in a secondary school in North London. She is passionate about inclusive representation in YA/children's fiction and actively seeks to introduce and promote a diverse range of authors and books in her school. She works closely with her students to improve their literacy skills through fostering a lifelong love for reading and by instilling a curiosity about the world through the world of stories.  

You can follow Anjali on Twitter: @Poutiyath.

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Rachel Holmes

Rachel Holmes is a Clinical Librarian at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust. Last year she achieved her MA in Library and Information Services Management at the University of Sheffield with Distinction. Prior to this she worked as an Adult Nurse and so completed her MA dissertation on Information Literacy in nurses. Rachel is passionate about empowering health professionals to access accurate information in practice by improving their information literacy skills.

You can follow Rachel on Twitter: @holmesrachelj.

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Kath Griffiths

A qualified Librarian with over 20 years’ experience working in public libraries,  Kath Griffiths works as a Locality Manager for Norfolk Library & Information Service. She is the Service lead on ‘Information’, which includes responsibility for BIPC Norfolk, which is a member of the British Library’s Business & IP Centre network of centres. Her role also involves helping staff develop their information literacy skills.


Hannah Richardson

Hannah is a qualified Librarian, who has been working at an Independent school in Bristol since 2017 and has recently been elected as a trustee of the School Library Association. She is passionate about digital and information literacy, and about working towards integrating key critical skills at her own school and beyond.




Dana Neumannova

Dana Neumannova is a Library and Digital Resource Facilitator at Glasgow Clyde College. She deeply cares about promoting lifelong learning and reading for pleasure.

You can follow Dana on Twitter: @DanaNeumannova.

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LILAC Bursaries

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

  • Ethnic minority backgrounds
  • Schools
  • Further Education
  • Public
  • Health (e.g. NHS – please note; librarians working in Higher Education who support health
    subjects are not eligible to apply)

Sponsorship will cover the cost of the LILAC Conference and social events. Accomodation and travel costs will be paid up to £225.

Selection Criteria

Please write a personal statement of 750 words (max) applying the selection criteria below:

  • How attending the conference will be useful/relevant to you
  • Your committment to Information Literacy
  • How you will disseminate knowledge gained at the conference when back in your workplace

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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University of Cambridge, 19-21 April 2023

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