Library Instruction Leadership Academy Conference

LILAC 2020 was supposed to be a 1.5 day instruction-focused conference held at Cornell University on July 16 & 17, 2020, however, it is currently postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19.

Discover the origins of LILAC

Please stay tuned for future scheduling information.

This conference is predicated on the successful Library Instruction Leadership Academy* and aspires to meet these three main goals:

  • Inspire the next generation of library instructors to connect, collaborate, and learn from each other
  • Offer a professional development experience for library instructors, both novice and experienced, from all types of library settings
  • Provide a venue for past LILAC participants to reunite and share their progress in instruction-related activities

*LILAC was developed as a semester-long intensive learning experience designed to give librarians new to instruction the pedagogical training and practice needed to teach library instruction. It has been well documented and received a 2011 Innovation in Instruction Award from the Instruction Section of ACRL. LILAC ran three instances, the third of which expanded its boundaries to include librarians across New York State through a newly developed hybrid version.


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