LILAC Is Coming Back to Ireland!

LILAC is the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference and will be held next year in University College Dublin, 21st – 23rd March.


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41 Years of Information Literacy

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The phrase ‘information literacy’ was first used in 1974! It was coined by Paul Zurkowski, a lawyer and, at the time, president of the Information Industry Association.

There are several definitions of information literacy. However, whichever definition is your favorite we can all acknowledge the growing importance of information literacy in a world increasingly experiencing information overload!

LILAC 2015

The themes for LILAC 2015 are:

  • Creative approaches to IL (sponsored by Moira Bent, Jo Webb, Chris Powis, Andrew Walsh & Dave Parkes from the Association of National Teaching Fellows)
  • IL for under 18s
  • IL and employability (sponsored by the Department of Information Studies, Aberystwyth University)
  • Delivering IL through new technologies (sponsored by Information Learning Services, York St John University)
  • Research based IL (sponsored by the Information School, The University of Sheffield)
  • Outreach and collaboration


LILAC 2014

LILAC 2014 was hosted by Sheffield Hallam University, 23rd-25th April 2014.

The themes for LILAC 2014 were:
•Innovative approaches to IL (sponsored by York St John University)
•Putting theory into practice (sponsored by Aberystwyth University)
•Transitions – IL from cradle to tomb
•Outreach and collaboration (sponsored by Information School, University of Sheffield)
•IL on a shoestring
•Health literacy (sponsored by the CILIP Health Libraries Group)




Seizing Opportunities, Leading Change – Annual LAI/CILIP Ireland Joint Conference and Exhibition 2014

The Annual LAI/CILIP Ireland Joint Conference will take place this year on

Thursday 10th and Friday 11th April 2014 in Waterford
This year, the conference is about facing challenges, taking the initiative, transforming the way we do things.

For more information, please see  Annual LAI/CILIP Ireland Joint Conference and Exhibition 2014