Leeds Beckett University, 25-27 March 2024

  • Law Faculty, The University of Cambridge

LILAC 2023

LILAC 2023 was hosted by the University of Cambridge, and took place on 19th-21st April 2023.

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On this page you will find details of:

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


Keynote speakers:

Naomi Cassidy, Tom Peach, Naomi Smith, Kristabelle Williams  - New Professional Panel

Maria King (Subject Librarian for the School of Health and Social Care at Edinburgh Napier University) - Accessibility – what does it mean for libraries and education?

Regina Everitt (Assistant Chief Operating Officer (ACOO) & Director of Library,
Archives and Learning Services at the University of East London) - Pivot ponderings: Musings about one library's role in supporting tech-enhanced learning

Conference Reports:

Bladen-Hovell, K. (2023) A Conference in Review: Looking back at LILAC 2023 [Online]. Available at: https://www.lksnorth.nhs.uk/blog/posts/a-conference-in-review-looking-back-at-lilac-2023 (accessed: 11 September 2023).

Chung, L. (2023) LILAC 2023: A first-timer at a snack-fuelled friendly knowledge feast [Online]. Available at: https://journals.cilip.org.uk/jil/article/view/28 (accessed: 11 September 2023).

Hector, E. (2023) LILAC 2023: Preparing to succeed in new positions [Online]. Available at: https://journals.cilip.org.uk/jil/article/view/29 (accessed: 11 September 2023).

Jones, M. (2023) Thoughts from the LILAC Conference 2023 in Cambridge [Online]. Available at: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/thoughts-from-lilac-conference-2023-cambridge-mike-jones/ (accessed: 17 May 2023).

Price, V. (2023) Frontline report from LILAC 23 [Online]. Available at: https://www.swrls.org.uk/post/frontline-report-from-lilac-23 (accessed: 24 May 2023).

Robinson, L. (2023) LILAC 2023: Conference report from CityLIS attendee Sumedhaa Hariram [Online]. Available at: https://blogs.city.ac.uk/citylis/2023/05/11/lilac-2023-conference-report-from-citylis-attendee-sumedhaa-hariram (accessed: 24 May 2023).

Trowell, C. (2023) Cartooning the LILAC Conference 2023 by Clare Trowell, Marshall Librarian [Online]. Available at: http://marshlib.blogspot.com/2023/04/cartooning-lilac-conference-2023-by.html (accessed: 26 April 2023).

Webber, S. & McKinney, P. Information Literacy Weblog: LILAC23 [Online}. Available at: https://information-literacy.blogspot.com/search/label/LILAC23 (accessed 19 May 2023).

Wheeler, A. & Dolman, L. (2023) LILAC 2023: An audio-visual report [Online]. Available at: https://journals.cilip.org.uk/jil/article/view/42 (accessed: 11 September 2023).

Woods, L. (2023) LILAC Reflections [Online]. Available at: https://infolit.org.uk/lilac-reflections (accessed: 26 April 2023).



Azadbakht, E. & Schultz, T. Exploring open pedagogy in a credit-bearing library course

Bagger, A. Munk, B., Schwägermann, E. & Fajkovic, M. The library’s contribution to the University’s project on the enhancement of students’ digital skills

Ball, C., Peach, T., Pennington, D. & Price, L. Are referencing styles an oppressive information practice?

Bamber, E. Bringing it all together: an explanation of the teaching framework used by a multi-site academic library team

Blocksidge, K. & Primeau, H. Beyond anxiety: the emotional research experiences of first-year students

Bond, M. What's the point of a reading list?

Brookbank, E. How university students use TikTok to search for information, and what it means for your information literacy teaching

Carlyle, R. & Robertson, S. Co-produced Easy Read guides to improve health literate conversations for those with a learning disability or with autism

Carlyle, R. Building digital health literacy into existing services: a partnership approach

Chen, S. Collaborating with students: reflections on University College Cork Library co-Creating learning experiences

Corrall, S. The social turn in literacy development and education strategy: impact on library practice

Crow, R. Libraries are not neutral: a pocket sized guide to libraries and their colonial legacy

Doucet, D. Authority of knowledge: historians on Wikipedia in higher education

Dowson, P., Jones, L. Dixon, D. Audiobooks, inclusion and higher education: a reflection on an audiobooks trial at Cambridge

Feeney, M. Information literacy lightbulbs: creating instructional resources and partnerships for teaching with primary sources

Flierl, M. Mis-Information and dis-Information on Social Media: What are we to do?

Flynn, D. Social class, equity and recruitment: a content analysis of teaching librarian job postings using critical social psychology

Folk, A., Blocksidge, K. & Hammons, J. Supporting faculty to decode information literacy

Garcia Grau, E. Why don’t they like me? The trials and tribulations of a newly qualified Science librarian

Gill, N. & Springall, E. Making instruction more sustainable through collaboration and reflective practice

Hamdani, M. Breaking through the concrete ceiling: surviving a difficult start as a new professional

Harding, A-L., & Halliday, K. Anchoring information literacy: co-creation across sectors

Haworth, A., Dickinson, H. Sciamanna, C. & Grant, V. Overcoming the challenges of incorporating critical literacy into our information literacy offer: working with the ACRL Framework and decolonisation at The University of Sheffield

Hector, E. Developing a practical workflow for maintaining online learning objects

Holmes, R. “How can hospital library staff support qualified nursing staff to increase their information literacy and improve implementation of evidence-based practice?"

Hornshaw, R. An Information Literacy skill tree- a tool for engaging students

Howard, D. & Prescott, G. LEAP Online: The wheel keeps on turning

Howard, H., Phillips, M., Wang, J. & Zwicky, D. Workplace Information Literacy readiness: what do employers think?

Huber, S. & Maykoo, Z. Getting Visual: assessing the need for visual literacy instruction within engineering and business courses

Jackson, B. Recipe for Success: delivering bite-size information skills training to support the development of a new journal club

Johnson, M. & Weeks, T. Embracing the bias: using theory to teach positional knowledge

Knoff, M. & Mclaughlin, M. Building critical thinking skills by fostering inquiry-based and dialogic learning in research consultations

Lacey, A. The information practices of the homeless

Lincoln, H. & Chiu, T.  An ‘Enabling Role’: student perceptions of librarian-teacher identity

Linsey, S., Southern, L. & Dawson, L. Health Literacy – a key life skill for all

Long, J. & Hicks, J. Think before you link, a fake news redux: identifying bias and misinformation within online source evaluation

Maniates, R. How to start well: strategic beginnings to your next IL-focused position

McCaul, L. & O'Toole-Mills, T.  ‘Making the most of your digital readings’: planning and delivering a new workshop

McKinney, P. Peacock, C. & Cox, A. The information literacy practices of LGBTQ+ students’ self-tracking: attitudes to data collection, data privacy and data sharing

Mellifluo, L. "The Submission Gamble": a short game around scientific publication

Nijhoff, C. & Wheeler, A. The Lego® Serious Play® Journal Club: exploring the future of academic librarianship

O'Hara, M. & Poole, K. Extending the impact of one-shot teaching interventions through reflective practice

Peacock, R. Teaching Information Literacy online: competencies for academic librarians

Pho, A. & Varela, A. Building a community of practice: peer-to-peer mentoring for library instruction

Price, V. A pilot health and digital literacy partnership between NHS and publicLibraries in Somerset: lessons learned and moving forward

Primeau, H., Hammons, J., Folk, A. & Blocksidge, K. TILTing research assignments: supporting instructors to develop transparent and equitable assignments workshop

Schor, M. & van Luttikhuizen, G. Less is more - designing effective information literacy micro-learning materials; see also: Handout

Secker, J., Morrison, C., Childs, M., Collins, M. & Wharton, E. Information Literacy and podcasting: teaching and learning through conversation

Šímová, T. An introduction to the Stop Predatory Practices Initiative

Tilley, E. Cooke, P., Jeffrey, L. & Trowell, C. Mind the gap! Embedding IL framework principles across a complex institution

Trowell, C. & Castle, C. Cartooning the Library: why and how to use applied comics for information literacy!

Varela, A. Searching for change: exploring historical silences and counter storytelling through youth-led social justice movements

Watkins, F. Are institutional or subject referencing style choices creating a barrier for students with a Specific Learning Disability?

Whithworth, A., McKinney, P., Webber, S. Hicks, A. & Walton, G. Information Literacy as a practice for survival

Williams, L. Reimagining the library induction by using drawing to support student transitions to university

Williard, H. How historians learn digital literacy skills: a qualitative exploration of the role of supervisors and librarians

Woods, L. Reading between the lines: Information literacy in engineering education standards

Young, G. & Gilroy, D. Effective critical appraisal for excellent healthcare & health improvement: the development of a critical appraisal e-learning package for the NHS workforce

Zetterberg, C. From software demonstration to methodological support: developing library instruction on qualitative data analysis for researchers and students

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.

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Leeds Beckett University, 25-27 March 2024

Leeds Beckett University, 25-27 March 2024