we are pleased to announce the 2nd keynote speaker for ECIL 2023 – Alison Hicks!
Alison Hicks is Assistant Professor and Programme Director, Library and Information Studies at University College, London (UCL). Her research primarily focuses on how information literacy practices help people to cope with uncertainty, including risk and transition, within academic, health, everyday, and work contexts. She is additionally interested in qualitative, visual, and participatory information literacy research methods. Alison has published widely, including in the Journal of Documentation, Journal of Library and Information Science, and Social Science and Medicine, and her first co-edited monograph, Information Literacy through Theory, is being published by Facet in late 2023. Alison has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy since 2020.