This year’s Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) will take place in Liverpool from 4-6 April. Aimed at librarians and information professionals particularly interested in information literacy, LILAC also hosts two awards, with nominations currently open.

Information Literacy Award 2018

The Information Literacy Award recognises an outstanding UK-based practitioner or researcher.

The award is open to practitioners, researchers and academics working in the Information Literacy (IL) field within the United Kingdom. Nominations from all sectors are welcome. The winner will receive £500 for personal use and £500 for their nominated charity.

Criteria

Nominations must demonstrate impact, innovation, initiative and originality in one or more of the following areas:

  • Raising the profile of IL within an organisation/community/sector.
  • Initiating or contributing to national, regional or local projects/initiatives which enhance IL skills for an identified client group(s).
  • Undertaking original research in the field of IL and making a significant contribution to the literature.
  • There should be evidence that the nominee is committed to sharing his/her knowledge and expertise and/or disseminating his/her learning and research within their organisation and beyond.
  • Nominations will be judged upon evidence of impact within the past 3 years only.
Format for nominations

Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by colleagues. Nominations should take the form of a description of the nominee’s contribution(s) in one or more of the areas above (3 x A4 pages maximum). The following should also be provided:

  • Contact details of the nominator (if applicable)
  • Contact details of the nominee
  • Supporting documentation, URLs etc.

The shortlisted nominees will be listed on the LILAC website.

Closing date: 17.00 (GMT) Friday 23 February 2018.

Enquiries and nominations to: Nigel Morgan (LILAC Awards Officer) - LilacAwards@cardiff.ac.uk

Digital Award for Information Literacy 2018

The Digital Award for Information Literacy rewards an innovative/high impact digital resource developed by a UK-based individual or group.

This award recognises an individual or group who developed the best new digital educational resource for promoting Information Literacy. The winner will receive £500 for personal use and £500 for their nominated charity.

Criteria

Nominations will be judged in relation to the following criteria:

  • Raising the profile of IL within an organisation or sector
  • Developing a digital resource (e.g. online course, service, product or app) which develops and enhances IL skills
  • Innovation, initiative, originality and sustainability
  • Impact on the target audience(s)
  • Openness – is openly licenced, considers accessibility issues, supports flexible use.
Format for nominations

Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by colleagues. Nominations should take the form of a short description of the relevant digital innovation, course, programme, service, or product. This should be no more than 3 x A4 pages or alternatively, can be presented in a short video (5 minutes maximum). If submission via video is selected, this will need to be uploaded to YouTube as unlisted content and the URL provided in a covering email. The following should also be provided:

  • Contact details of the nominator
  • Contact details of the nominee(s)
  • Supporting documentation, URLs etc.

Find out more about award conditions here.

The shortlisted nominees will be listed on the LILAC website.

Closing date: 17.00 (GMT) Friday 23 February 2018.

Enquiries and nominations to: Nigel Morgan (LILAC Awards Officer) - LilacAwards@cardiff.ac.uk.

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Information Literacy Award

Digital Award for Information Literacy