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LILAC 2022: Amongst one's own

Manchester bound LILAC, the Information Literacy conference, took part in Manchester this year and I was fortunate enough to attend because of a generous bursary I won from Sheffield's Information School. The iSchool is where I am currently studying for the part-time, long-distance MA in Library and Information Services Management (LISM). So yes, this was the first time I had the chance to meet fellow students and my lecturers in person; at my first librarianship conference. LILAC is a unique experience and with more than 60 parallel sessions to choose from this year, the diversity of cutting-edge information literacy research and practice was well represented. One of the panels I attended (and more on that a bit further down) discussed whether and in what way information literacy is its own discipline of Library Science and - to put if flippantly - one look at the  programme  bears much of the answer. There is a certain nervousness that comes with attending your first big co
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