Leeds Beckett University, 25-27 March 2024

  • The British Library

LILAC 2011

LILAC 2011 was jointly hosted by The British Library and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and took place on 18th-20th April 2011.


On this page you will find details of:

A selection of photos from the conference can be found on our flickr

Keynote speakers:

David Nicholas (Director of the Department of Information Studies, University College London).

Nikki Heath (Werneth School, Stockport).

Jesus Lau (Director of the University of Veracruz (Universidad Veracruzana)/USBI Library and Coordinator of the UV Virtual Library, Veracruz, Mexico).


The themes for LILAC 2011 were:

  • New to teaching (sponsored by Department of Information Studies, Aberystwyth University)
  • Creativity in IL (sponsored by Library Services, University of Birmingham)
  • Supporting excellence in the research community
  • IL in society: making a difference
  • IL in the future
  • Evidence based IL

Conference Reports:

Harvey, M. (2011). LILAC goes to London. Journal of Information Literacy, 5(1), pp.89-90 [Online]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/5.1.1614 

Zazani, E. (2011). Trends on Information Literacy discussed at LILAC 2011. Journal of Information Literacy, 5(1), pp.91-94 [Online]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/5.1.1612 


Allbon, E. Stimulating student learning when visual is king: Learnmore at City University.

Andretta, S. And they lived happily ever ‘after’ FILE.

Andretta, S. How to be a critical but constructive friend: reviewing and refereeing for journal articles and conference papers.

Ashley, J., Jarman, F., Varga-Atkins, T. & Hassan, N. Learning literacies through collaborative enquiry; collaborative enquiry through learning literacies.

Austrheim, G., Folkestad, H., Mikki, S. & Skagen, T. A scoping review of PhD-candidates’ information use in knowledge creation.

Ball, J. & Webb, H. Open access week: supoorting researchers to disseminate and publish their research outputs (poster).

Barrett, J. & Callaghan, L. Bibliometrics support for the research community: a workshop on using the materials provided on open access by the MyRI project. 

Bell, A. Mentoring new librarians for teaching success (pecha kucha).

Bennett, A. & Blockwell, H. An online information literacy module at UWIC (poster).

Bent, M. & Stubbings, R. Rebuilding the Seven Pillars: the SCONUL Research Lens.

Blake, M., Bell, M. & Secker, J. Creativity in practice: engaging students and staff with information literacy

Bolton, T. & Pugliese, T. Students helping students: a peer-led learning model with an information literacy focus.

Borg, M. & Fixter, C. Food for thought? Information literacy, library à la carte and Sheffield Hallam University.

Bosch, E. & Duong, K. Librarians on-the-go: teaming up with co-curricular units on campus to enhance the academic acculturation of international students @ their space.

Boyle, S. Creative problem clinics: information literacy triage (pecha kucha).

Boyle, S. Using games creatively to enhance information literacy sessions.

Brewerton, A. & Humphreys, J. Making space for creativity.

Canuel, R., Fitzgibbons, M. & Lange, J. IL in the future: tailoring services for continuing education learners

Charles, L. Advancing information literacy: ensuring accountability via assessment.

Chia, J. Assessing models of library instruction: a case of NTU libraries.

Clough, H. & Gray, S. A new model for information literacy provision: how to balance cost and quality in an economic downturn.

Collins, L. & Hilliar, M. A. Earth to distance learning librarian? Using web-conferencing to support distance learning students in information literacy training (pecha kucha).

Corrall, S. Data literacy conceptions and pedagogies: redefining information literacy frameworks for the 21st century

Corrall, S. Information-handling training for researchers: towards a more cohesive environment (pecha kucha).

Corrall, S. & Torras, M. Using cross-cutting groups to enact information literacy strategy: a comparative case study of Norway and the UK.

Corrall, S. & Goldstein, S. Using the Researcher Development Framework to develop postgraduate information literacy.

Davies, A. & Taylor, D. Information literacy skills and the transition to professional practice

Dodd, L. Orientation: is it worth it? (pecha kucha).

Du Toit, P., Bothma, T., de Boer, A., Fourie, I. & Scheepers, D. From creativity to innovation to transformation in information literacy for university students: learning material that makes a difference. 

Duvigneau, S. & Fidzani, B. Enabling information literacy in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Eyre, J. & Kent, J. Keeping up the dialogue: fostering information literacy in a community of professionals

Finney, E. & Harrop, D. Effective approaches to thinking like a researcher.

Fryer, P. Learning resources app for android phones (poster).

Glass, B. & Griffiths, J. The development of the UK Information Literacy Question Bank (poster).

Godwin, P. Information literacy beyond Library 2.0.

Goebel, N. Gathering evidence in information literacy assessment and evaluation (pecha kucha).

Goebel, N. People as information: using the human library to challenge the undergraduate's notion of information (poster).

Harrison, R. Can we actively reduce plagiarism? Yes, we can! (and we have).

Hed, H. An attempt at IL mass-education with quality (poster).

Hoffmann, D. & LaBonte, K. Crikey! How can librarians collaborate with faculty to assess information literacy?  

Holland, D. New to teaching? Taking a deep breath and getting started.

Howard, H. Ensuring information literacy survives in a changing HE world.

Howard, H. & Schneider, M. Developing students' digital literacy skills to live, work and thrive in a digital world (poster).

Howard, R. & Earl, J. Transforming information literacy @ the University of Salford.

Isaac, A. & Foster, K. Exploring barriers to foundation degree student use of online information retrieval (University of Plymouth portal/BU portal) at Petroc, South Devon College and Yeovil College, 2007-9 (poster). 

Ishimura, Y. & Bartlett, J. Comparison of domestic and international students: What does their research process tell us about their information literacy skills?

Ivanitskaya, L.V., Billington, A., Hanisko, K., Janson, S. & Erofeev, D. Information literacy of health students: assessment and interventions.

Jackson, A. 22nd century librarians and the death of information skills

Jackson, C. & Boucher, C. Ready to Research? An off-the-shelf solution enabling research students to assess their information literacy.

Jackson, C. & Head, J. Welsh Information Literacy Project: our first steps to an information literate nation.

James, A., Robertson, C. & Bell, M. Why, why, why DELILA? A project to promote the open sharing of our information literacy and digital literacy teaching material.

Kakkonen, A. & Virrankoski, A. Together we are strong: teacher-librarian collaboration in supporting the first research process of undergraduate students.

Keating, L. Taking up the RIN challenge: supporting researchers’ use of web 2.0.

Knowles, R. & Smith, M. Reflections of embedding information literacy into a postgraduate multi-cultural institution.

Koutsomichali, D. Embedding IL in a 1st year undergraduate module: a case study of a trial (pecha kucha).

Koutsomichali, D. Using online polling systems in IL sessions.

Kowalsky, M. Schools of education and their information literacy transparency.

Kurbanoglu, S. Developing web-based information literacy tutorials: no need to reinvent the wheel (pecha kucha).

Kutner, L. & Armstrong, A. Rethinking information literacy in a globalized world.

Lange, J. & Hanz, K. What do university students want to know?: Re-evaluating information sessions based on an analysis of commonly-asked library questions.

Luxton, J. & Moody, J. Empowering the academic: creative approaches to engaging academic staff with TEL to improve student access to information, a case study using Talis Aspire.

Mackenzie, A. & Martin, L. Information literacy in an open content world: developing guidance for academic colleagues.

Macrae-Gibson, R. Bringing it all together: upgrading to Upgrade at City University (pecha kucha).

McCluskey, C. Building information literacy partnerships in Higher Education.

McGuinn, K. & Munks, S. Targeted provision: support for researchers at the University of Huddersfield (pecha kucha).

McIndoe, S & Aston, S. Scholarly communications (poster).

McKinney, P. Information literacy and inquiry – what have we learnt? A meta-analysis of the information literacy activities of a centre for excellence in teaching and learning.

Mercer, L. How online library learning objects affect academic staff (poster).

Myers, R. & Dearden, R. Sharing the load: working together to improve the teaching skills in the Library at Leeds in times of change.

Nariani, R. Enticing graduate students and faculty members: librarians creating research webs.

Nevalainen, E. & Syvalahti, K. Knotworking as a means to strengthen information skills of research groups.

Oxford, S. Making the link and seizing opportunities: the PGCert and my development as a teacher (so far).

Pan, R. & Breen, E. Bibliometrics support for the research community: the experience of 4 Irish university libraries collaboratively producing a suite of open access reusable learning objects.

Pavey, S. Creative approaches to formal essay writing.

Regan, A. & Shaw, E. "But this is a library!": deplying the cookie monster for undergraduate library inductions (poster).

Scammell, J. & David, S. IL online self-assessment tool for 2nd year medical students.

Seiler, J. Information literacy in top schools of business evident to the outside world?

Spiranec, S. & Banel Zorica, M. Can we do it? Yes we can! Information literacy perceptions among Croatian school librarians (pecha kucha).

Taylor, A. Teacher as librarian: lessons learned and shared.

Thompson, E. & Snowden, S. From search to research; linking information literacy and critical thinking skills.

Thornes, S. Above and beyond: an online tutorial to develop academic and research skills.

Torras-Calvo, M. & Gullbekk, E. Information management for knowledge creation (poster).

Towlson, K. The information source evaluation matrix, a creative approach to making information evaluation easy and relevant.

Tumelty, N. & Birkwood, K. TeachMeet: librarians learning from each other.

Walker, C. & Click, A. Student in a strange land: providing instruction to ESL students

Walsh, A. Martini information literacy: how does “anytime, anyplace, anywhere” access to information change what Information literacy means?

Walsh, A. Using active teaching techniques in information literacy instruction (pecha kucha).

Walton, E. Sharing an ethos: supporting new teachers at the University of Sussex Library.

Walton, G. & Pope, A. Does IL have a future?

Walton, G., Whitworth, A., Bent, M., Glass, B., Hepworth, M., Powis, C., Stubbings, R, & Webber, S. Information literacy: a tick box, skills list or a set of holistic, objective, intersubjective and enriching values?

Wang, L. A practical model for curricular integration of information literacy in higher education.

Webber, S. Developing concepts of information literacy (poster).

Webber, S., Marripodi, E. & Barrios, R.I. Fostering health information literacy through use of a virtual world. 

Weiner, J. & Weiner, S. Is there a difference between critical thinking and information literacy?

Weiner, S. Institutionalizing lnformation literacy.

Wilson, T. & Mann, K. Innovative approaches to supporting widening participation in a University Library

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Leeds Beckett University, 25-27 March 2024

Leeds Beckett University, 25-27 March 2024