Friday, October 28, 2005

CFP: LILAC 2006: Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference.

CFP: LILAC 2006: Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference.

University of Leeds, 27th-29th March 2006
Deadline: November 30, 2005

Organised by the Information Literacy Sub-group of CSG (CILIP).

Conference Home Page:

Call for Papers Page:

Conference themes:
-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

Short Papers (30 minutes)
Short papers should be 20 minutes in length with 5-10 minutes for questions. Please submit a 300 word abstract. Short papers are likely to reflect work in progress, innovations or other developments. A key requirement is that the paper has a clear focus. In a 15-minute presentation it will be inappropriate (and difficult) to try and present the "whole" project. Instead, presenters need to draw out and focus on key areas.

Long Papers (45 minutes)
Long papers should be 35 minutes in length with 5-10 minutes for questions. Please submit a 500 word abstract. Long papers will typically be based on research or a more in-depth investigation. They may be reporting on projects (local, national or international), which focus on research, development, dissemination or evaluation.

Demonstrations / hands-on / workshop sessions (45 minutes)
These sessions will be 45 minutes in length and this is the first time they have been offered at LILAC. We require a 500 word abstract. Workshops involve active participation and discussion with the focus on participants being able to develop skills or practical ideas for future implementation in their own practice. Meanwhile, demonstrations give an opportunity for participants to engage with practical examples of an information literacy application or tool and where appropriate have some "hands-on" time. Break-out rooms and / or computer labs will be available for these sessions.

Poster Presentations
Posters are a way to share information visually such as research findings or innovative applications. Whilst posters should be self-explanatory and can usefully be accompanied by handouts, presenters will be expected to be available to discuss their work at specified times during the conference. Presenters may use a laptop if required. Please submit a 300 word abstract describing your poster.