Friday, October 13, 2017

Call for Papers - Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference 2018

The Librarians’ InformationLiteracy (LILAC) Annual Conference, will be held in Liverpool from 4-6th April 2018.

LILAC welcomes proposals which address information literacy from all sectors and contexts. There are no specific themes but proposals should make explicit reference to your innovative practice or research in information literacy. All submissions to the conference are peer reviewed before acceptance.  For an insight into the review process and top tips please click here.

Important dates:
·        Submissions must be received by Wednesday 15th November 2017 (17:00 GMT).
·        Call for papers deadline: 15 November 2017 (17:00 GMT)
·        Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 22 December 2017
·        Full presentation submission deadline: March 2018

Types of paper that can be submitted:
·        Masterclass – sharing good practices that you have refined, covering any aspect of information literacy instruction.
·        Lagadothon - showcase your prototypes for new and original IL products/games/innovations, with the winning prototype receiving financial support to enable further development.
·        Workshops - demonstrate new approaches and creativity in the classroom.
·        Short papers - report on recently completed projects, innovations or other developments in the field of information literacy.
·        Long papers – lengthier report to disseminate your findings with some detail.
·        Symposia – wider discussion or a debate on a topic or a theme.
·        Posters – share your data, research findings or an innovative application.

For further information click here.

Call for Papers – Research Libraries UK (RLUK) 2018 Conference

The Research Libraries UK (RLUK) Group are inviting submissions for papers and workshops for the 2018 Conference entitled ‘Metamorphosis: the changing role of the modern research library’.  The conference will be held from 14-16 March 2018, in the British Library in London.

Submissions should be focused on, but not limited to the following topics:

·        The primacy of global access to information for learning and scholarship
·        The importance of stewardship, production and preservation of information resources as a public good
·        The principles of academic and intellectual freedom
·        The importance of diversity and inclusion
·        Commitment to professional and ethical standards and practice

Submissions should be sent by e-mail to The deadline for submissions is Friday 17 November 2017.

For further details regarding the submissions click here.
Calls for Papers - Research Libraries UK 2018 Conference

Professional writing: lessons learned from 30 + years as an author and 12 years as a peer reviewed journal editor

Dr Graham Walton combines various roles including  Honorary Research Fellow at Centre for Information Management, Loughborough University (UK), Partner Assessor at Assessment Services and Editor, New Review of Academic Librarianship. Below is a brief outline of what Graham will cover  at The Librarian as Academic Author: Further Developing Your Scholarly Writing  seminar at Maynooth University Library on 9 November.

Professional writing: lessons learned from 30 + years as an author and 12 years as a peer reviewed journal editor

This keynote address will be based around Graham’s reflections on academic writing and being an Editor of a peer reviewed journal. I will take 5 papers I have published between 1982 and 2017 and explore what I learned about academic writing from each publication. I will also explore my strategic approaches taken as Editor of the New Review of Academic Librarianship and how these strategies have made a difference to the success of the journal,


Full Programme and Registration

Closing Date for registration: Friday 27th October