Sunday, October 30, 2005

LILAC2006: Bookings and call for papers now open!

I received an e-mail from Diane Harvey of the University of Maryland. She asked me to post the following conference announcement. I am happy to oblige. She noted, "I presented at LILAC last year and found it a good way to be in touch with UK and European colleagues." Thanks Diane.

Conference announcement:

LILAC 2006: the Information Literacy Annual Conference will take place at the University of Leeds from 27th-29th March, 2006.

It is organised by the Information Literacy sub group of CSG (CILIP)Call for papers now open!

The LILAC conference committee would like to announce that the call for papers for the parallel sessions is now open. Papers are welcome that address one or more of the conference themes.

Submissions from both researchers and practitioners are encouraged.Deadline for proposals: 30th November 2005.

If you would like to submit a paper for LILAC 2006, please visit http://teaching.lse.ac.uk/tech/lilac/ for details and our online submission form.

This year's conference will include papers and presentations in the following formats: short papers, long papers, demonstrations/hands- on/workshop sessions and posters. All presentations should address one or more of the conference themes which are:

* Embedding and enriching
* Information Literacy and citizenship
* New areas of practice and research
* Practical approaches to Information Literacy
* Staff development and Information Literacy
* Strategic approaches to Information Literacy

Applicants will be notified by 15th January 2006 if they have been successful or otherwise.If you have any queries about submissions, please contact Jane Secker - j.secker@lse.ac.uk.Conference booking is now available.

If you wish to attend LILAC 2006, then please book your place now using our online booking form at: http://www.cilip.org.uk/groups/forms/LILAC2006.htm

This year's keynote speakers are:Lynne Brindley, Chief Executive of the British LibraryPeter Brophy, Director of the Centre for Research in Library & Information Management, Manchester Metropolitan UniversityProfessor Philip Candy, Director of Education, Training and Development, NHS Connecting for HealthJonathan Douglas, Head of Learning and Access at the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA)Professor Dorothy Williams, of Aberdeen Business School, The Robert Gordon University.

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