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Rewarding excellence: the Information Literacy Award - Morgan (poster)

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Rewarding excellence: the Information Literacy Award - Morgan (poster)

  1. 1. Rewarding excellence: the Information Literacy Award
  2. 2. Award milestones What the IL experts say Winners 2008-2012 Winners 2013-2017 How it all works The judging process demystified 2018 nominees (Paul Biggs & Veronica Cunning 2018 nominees (Emily Hurt & Lucy Roper) The future Index
  3. 3. Award milestones 2007 IL Practitioner of the Year award established by the former CILIP Community Services Group, Information Literacy Group chaired by Debbi Boden-Angell. Originally aimed exclusively at ‘practitioners’. 2008 The first award attracted 16 nominations and was presented to Nigel Morgan (Cardiff University) on March 18th at LILAC in Liverpool 2009 Dr. Gayner Eyre (Head of Information Studies, Aberystwyth) chosen as regular judge to work alongside IL authorities in each new LILAC venue. (Gayner designed the rigorous assessment rubric which is used each year.) 2013 Kim McGowan (University of Lancaster) becomes the first female recipient (the first 5 winners were male, the next 5 winners were all female!) 2014 New criteria were introduced. Researchers became eligible for the first time. Renamed the Information Literacy Award. 2017 At the 10th anniversary ceremony, Helen Howard (formerly University of Leeds) Back to index www.awardco.co.uk/
  4. 4. What the IL experts say “The Award’s purpose is to encourage and embed good practice in library and information programmes throughout the UK, to spread the word regarding the meaning and importance of IL, and to exemplify excellence in its execution.” (Dr. Gayner Eyre, Judge 2009-2018) “The Award is a recognition of excellent practice in the field. It’s a reflection of the wonderful work librarians and information professionals do to support lifelong learning and empower their communities, which often goes unsung. IL is about excellence in teaching, but it’s also a commitment to the values of the profession, providing access to information and knowledge and equipping people with the skills to evaluate, manage and use their knowledge to achieve their life goals.” (Dr. Jane Secker, CILIP Information Literacy Group chair) “It was wonderful to win the award and gain recognition for my work and that of my whole team on developing students’ information literacy and academic skills. It raised our profile both within our institution [University of Leeds] and beyond which was great.” Back to index
  5. 5. Past winners Winners 2008-2012 Back to index
  6. 6. Past winners Winners 2013-2017 Back to index
  7. 7. Nominations open early January Widely advertised via website, social media and CILIP channels Nominations received by the awards officer are forwarded to the judges after the February deadline Initial evaluation by judges. Shortlist announced on LILAC website. Main judging process gets underway (1-2 weeks) Result communicated to awards officer Yay! Winner is presented with trophy and £1000 prize (£500 must go to charity) at the LILAC dinner. How it all works Nomination documents must present evidence from the past 3 yrs in one or more categories : • Raising the profile of IL within an organisation / community • Initiating or contributing to national, regional or local projects / initiatives which enhance IL skills for an identified client group(s) • Undertaking original research in IL and making a significant contribution to the literature. (Nominations come from colleagues, heads of service, line managers or are self-nominated.) Back to index
  8. 8. • The panel consists of a leading IL authority and an expert from the region in which LILAC is held • Nominations are evaluated in the following categories: • Raising the profile of IL • Quality / extent of output • Evidence of impact • Innovation • Evidence of commitment to sharing expertise / disseminating research • Nominees are scored independently by each judge using the official tried & tested rubric (see right) • Judges meet to compare views, discuss scoring, and agree a winner (the decision is always unanimous!) • The judges’ combined rubric grid is forwarded to the awards officer The judging process – demystified Back to index
  9. 9. Shortlisted nominees 2018 Paul Biggs (Academic Skills Tutor Librarian, Staffordshire University) Recent achievements: • Intensive use of innovative online resources to scaffold learning, linked to the VLE in Life Science & Education, and Social Work • Shares knowledge and experience through regular blog posts on IRIS (Staffordshire University’s intranet) • High impact teaching with outstanding feedback from academic partners • Excellent track record of raising the profile of IL amongst students & upskilling staff. Veronica Cunningham (Independent IL consultant and researcher) Recent achievements: • Raising the profile of IL within the national / international school communities by initiating and contributing to international school initiatives to enhance parent, student and faculty IL skills • Innovative research for PhD in Information Science at Robert Gordon University discovering how stakeholder groups across a school community defined and understood IL & using insights gained to inform IL education http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2464 • Shared and presented her research to national and international audiences in UK, Europe and India. Back to index
  10. 10. Shortlisted nominees 2018 Emily Hurt (Clinical Librarian, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) Recent achievements: • Devised and conducted a research project which met organisational needs for encouraging under-represented groups (nurses, midwives and allied health professionals) to become research active • Her ILG-funded research project “Facilitating research amongst radiographers through Information Literacy workshops” (FARRIL) is now embedded within the service as the Research Engagement Programme • Extensive dissemination of research findings at national conferences and in the literature. Lucy Roper (Information Governance Manager, University College of Estate Management) Recent achievements: • Works in partnership with, and provides advisory support to tutors and education technologists in design & development of courses for online delivery • Provides ebulletin and research report services to the organisation. Superb track record in staff training and contributes to the development of new modules • Extensive involvement in student-focussed initiatives including Student Engagement Advisory GroupBack to index
  11. 11. The future The future … The Award continues to evolve. It is now recognised as the most prestigious in the IL field within the United Kingdom. The 2019 Award will be launched in January next year. We have some exciting new developments planned. Look out for the announcements. It is not too early to start thinking about your nominations! The CILIP IL Group look forward to rewarding the very best in IL innovation and talent for many years to come. Nigel Morgan (LILAC Awards Officer) LilacAwards@Cardiff.ac.uk Back to index 2018 co-sponsor

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