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LILAC 2018

LILAC 2018 was jointly hosted by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, and took place on 4th-6th April 2018.

On this page you will find details of:

A selection of photos from the conference can be found on our flickr. You can also download a copy of our full programme complete with abstracts.


Keynote speakers:

Barbara Band (Independent Consultant) - The Elephant in the Room – why are information literacy skills not an essential part of the curriculum? (watch online).

Ola Pilerot (Senior Lecturer, Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS), University of Borås) -  Putting theory to work in practice: unpacking information literacy with a conceptual toolbox from library and information science (watch online).

David White (Head of Digital Learning, University of the Arts London) - Posthuman literacies: reframing relationships between information, technology and identity (watch online).

Conference Reports:

Information Literacy Group (2018). LILAC 2018, Day 1 [Online]. Available at: https://infolit.org.uk/lilac-2018-day-1 (Accessed: 9 April 2018).

Information Literacy Group (2018). LILAC 2018, Day 2 [Online]. Available at: https://infolit.org.uk/lilac-2018-day-2 (Accessed: 9 April 2018).

Information Literacy Group (2018). LILAC 2018, Day 3 [Online]. Available at: https://infolit.org.uk/lilac-2018-day-3/ (Accessed: 16 April 2018).

Palmer, L. (2018). LILAC 2018 from a distance learning LIS student perspective [Online]. Available at: http://information-studies.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/lilac-2018-student-blog-laura-palmer.html (Accessed: 27 April 2018).

Robertson, P. (2018). LILAC – a first-timer’s perspective [Online]. Available at: https://pennylibrariancpd.wordpress.com/2018/04/08/lilac-a-first-timers-perspective/ (Accessed: 9 April 2018).

Robertson, P. (2018). Not just a pretty bag – or what I took away from #LILAC18 [Online]. Available at: https://pennylibrariancpd.wordpress.com/2018/04/12/not-just-a-pretty-bag-or-what-i-took-away-from-lilac18/ (Accessed: 16 April 2018).

Webber, S. (2018). Information Literacy Weblog - #lilac18 [Online]. Available at: http://information-literacy.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/lilac18 (Accessed: 16 April 2018).

Presentations & Posters:

Alfredsson, V. & Bjur, L. Teaching information literacy in an active learning classroom (Masterclass).

Asman, A. Maximising the impact of your LibGuides: taking the pedagogical approach to guide design (Masterclass).

Aston, S. & Theis, A. Through the My Learning Essentials Looking Glass (Masterclass).

Baker, N. Mission critical: information literacy reframed as a university equality and diversity initiative.

Band, B. Diversity & inclusion in libraries.

Barnard, K. Basic database search training for NHS library assistants.

Barr, N. Developing a framework to improve information literacy in an entry to practice paramedicine program.

Bedford, D. Developing and delivering a learning and teaching support offer.

Benny, C. & Smith, P. Bridging the gap: should we reach out to schools to prepare ‘research ready’ students?

Blanchett, H. & Sewell, C. Future proofing the academic librarian: improving scholarly communication literacy in the UK.

Bond, M. A Kahoot quiz about Kahoot quizzes (for teaching) (e-poster).

Bond, M. Getting organised: Bullet journals as stealth library advocacy (e-poster).

Bond, M. Teaching referencing using Lego (Masterclass).

Brookbank, E. From consumer to producer: empowering students to be information creators.

Brookbank, E. More than another LibGuide: taking social justice into the library classroom.

Brown, S. Go ahead PUNC 14@#PU, make my day! What is academics understanding of information and digital literacy and how these literacies are taught to undergraduates at the University of Plymouth? (poster). 

Child, E. Engaging with patients and members of the public – a new challenge for NHS libraries (e-poster).

Coles, K. & Burke, R. Collecting meaningful feedback on Information literacy training: results of a project to evaluate feedback methods.

Collyer, Z. From conference to collaboration: A university's journey from inspiration to implementation.

Coonan, E. & Secker, J. ANCIL and the reflexive practitioner: a masterclass (Masterclass).

Coonan, E., Walton, G. & Aston, S. Research for the terrified (and the tied up, the tired and the just plain turned-off).

Corrall, S. & Folk, A. Developing your teaching philosophy.

Corrall, S., Inskip, C., Macklin, A., Pullman, E. & Webber, S. Advancing information literacy in higher education: four questions for debate.

David, R.L. & Pang Soo Ling, C. Bridging gaps in information literacy skills using a customised information literacy for medical undergraduates.

Deutsch, A. & West, B. Starting strong: engaging students with anticipatory sets.

Dishman, C. & Stephan, K. Scholarly communications: the other side of information literacy?

Divall, P., Kirtley, J. & Hughes, A. The gamification of teaching improvement (poster).

Emary, L., Kitchin, S. & Lawrence, H. Process drawing: a tool to promote reflective practice in information literacy.

Eriksson, P. & Igelström, P. Towards a systematic approach to international students.

Fealey, J, Crookall, D., Smith, P. & Taylor, N. Plugging the gap: can online tutorials be more than just 24/7 support?

Feenstra, K. The process is the outcome: a framework for student ‘research as praxis’.

Field, P. A snapshot of information skills training experience of students transitioning from FE to HE (poster).

Folk, A. Drawing on identity and prior knowledge to join the conversation in research assignments.

Gandour, A. Teaching referencing to students new to Higher Education (Masterclass) (view handout).

Goldstein, S. & Forster, M. Information literacy in the workplace.

Grant, V., Haworth, A. & Hubenova, E. Facilitating a programme level approach to information and digital literacy (IDL). The University of Sheffield’s IDL model, framework, animation and offer. Findings of our participatory action research project.

Gschwandtner, M. & McKinney, P. Reviewing the role of academic librarians in supporting student’s digital capabilities: a qualitative case study.

Halfpenny, S. & Jesper, S. Becoming a digital citizen: designing a massive open online course.

Hamlett, A. Ace in the hole: employing active learning techniques to revitalize information literacy instruction and improve student engagement.

Harper, S. Teach them why: using information literacy threshold concepts to help undergraduates research better.

Hicks, A., Reyes, B. & Maxson, B. "Your research should serve to improve the condition of people’s lives": academic information literacy practices in international graduate students’ own words.

Hill, A., Wise, H., Lowe, J. & Barnett, L. Escaping the welcome cliches (poster).

Hollis, H. Information literacy as a measurable construct: A need for more freely available, validated, and wide ranging instruments.

Houlihan, M. & Lindsay, B.D. What do they know? What do they think they know? International students and research skills.

Houtman, E. What shapes how academic librarians think about their instruction? And why does it matter?

Inskip, C. & Hicks, A. How to do backward curriculum design (Masterclass).

Isuster, M. & Kingsland, E. Let it be (a wiki): speaking words of wisdom about Wikipedia assignments in university courses (Masterclass).

Isuster, M. Stories-telling: harnessing the power of social media stories for teaching, learning, and outreach.

Jesper, S., Halfpenny, S. & Wilson, T. Developing a holistic digital literacy programme.

Jones, A. & Lester, M. Librarians and researchers: minding the gap (poster).

Kaye, A. & Halfpenny, S. What does a digitally literate ... look like? Exploring staff digital capabilities (poster).

Koltay, T. & Szöke-Milinte, E. A new model of information literacy education in school settings. Exceeding skill-based approaches without losing their advantages.

Langan, K. Code in the IL classroom: moving towards a trans-discipline information literacy.

Lawrence, A. Using OBL for IL and more (poster).

Lenart, B. Philosophy in the library: developing critical thinking skills for future literacies.

Lewis, S. & Pratchett, T. A collaborative approach to creating information literacy eLearning modules for the healthcare workforce.

MacGregor, T. & Chisnell, J. Librarian matchmakers: using speed dating to introduce students to library databases.

McCartin, L., Markowski, B. & Evers, S. Closing the loop: using direct and indirect assessment of student learning to inform library instruction.

McGlamery, S. Making the case: partnering with academics to embed information literacy competencies in a law module.

McKinney, P. & Webber, S. Teaching the next generation of IL educators: reflection for learning.

Millson, C & Hirst, D. Blogging for course content and information literacy: our use of Medium in two taught units.

Morgan, N. Rewarding excellence: the Information Literacy Award (e-poster).

Morris, L. & Bower, K. Becoming essential to information literacy support: "What does embedded even mean?"

Morrison, C. & Secker, J. Helping academics escape the Publishing Trap: a LILAC masterclass in copyright literacy (Masterclass).

Morrison, K., Kennedy, S. & Gibbs, S. Information literacy services: planning and development in the midst of change (Masterclass).

Myers, R. & Robinson, S. Nobody said it would be easy: innovative ideas for teaching information literacy as part of an academic skills programme (Masterclass).

Nephin, E. & Park, A. Practice what you preach: developing information literacy through professional reading groups.

Newall, E. A NOOC in a MOOC world: On Course for your Masters.

Newton, A. Academic staff perspectives of student digital information literacy skills.

Pavey, S. British Council Core Skills Programme in practice - lessons for librarians?

Phillips, D., O'Donohoe, A. & White, R. Hidden gems: making use of library assistants to bridge the gap in information literacy training.

Pittaway, S. Using what academics really think to develop our teaching offer: mapping the learner journey at the University of Worcester.

Posaner, R. & Green, E. Mission Impossible 2...the sequel.

Riach, R. The Info Lit Journey: improving information literacy engagement through student-led immersive collaborative non-hierarchical learning activities.

Sakarya, B. Back to basics the SAFER way (poster).

Sancomb-Moran, M.B. Flipping information literacy.

Secker, J., Boden-Angell, D. & Cornish, J. A new definition of Information Literacy.

Smith, L. Using principles of evidence based practice, critical pedagogy and workplace information literacy to tackle wicked problems in the context of social services information support in Scotland.

Smith Macklin, A. Emotional intelligence and information literacy: How cognitive biases interfere with motivation and skill development.

Taylor, D. Teaching tension: How exploring the tension between objectivity and social construction can enhance information literacy.

Thompson, E. & Beaumont, C. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet: integrating learning development with information literacy.

Tummon, N. & Hervieux, S. Let’s chat: the art of delivering information literacy instruction in a virtual reference setting.

Walker, J. The joy of reading at work, study or play: bibliotherapy in action.

Wallnutt, C. SAGE Undergraduate Scholarship: enriching longitudinal research in the information-seeking behaviours and skills development of undergraduate students.

Walsh, A. Play as transformative information literacy education.

Walton, G., Barker, J., Pointon, M., Turner, M. & Wilkinson, A. Using deception to measure the psychophysiology of information literacy.

Weaver, K. & Petrie, M. Sociology in action: A comparative study of embedded Interventions for improved research and writing in the introduction of sociological research methods.

Webster, E. Coping with mediocrity: working with less-than-great assignments (poster).

Woods, L. How do Computing students use the library?

Wyn-Davies, E., Lloyd-Brown, G. & Taylor, S. Swansea University Library’s Information Literacy Box of Tricks – one size does not fit all (Masterclass).

Young, A. Tackling challenges with a challenge: a 30 day online staff training module to enhance library support for research-related information literacy skills.

Young, L. In real-time or in your own time? Delivering tailored skills support to distance learners.

Zijlstra, T. The Didactic Diamond – an information literacy model to explain the academic process in Higher Education (Masterclass).

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Leeds Beckett University, 25-27 March 2024

Leeds Beckett University, 25-27 March 2024