Ross Todd Award

The Ross Todd Award for Outstanding Research is a biennial award designed to recognise research that has been published in the Journal of Information Literacy. Dr Ross Todd, who passed away in 2022, was a founding member of the Journal of Information Literacy and served on its Editorial Board for over fifteen years. He was also one of the leading researchers in information literacy, being particularly interested in research with schools and young people.

There are two Ross Todd awards; one for Best Research Paper and one for Best Project Report. These awards are informed by a public vote, with the final decision being made by a panel from the Journal of Information Literacy Editorial Board. The award results are announced at LILAC and awardees receive a certificate outlining their achievement.


Best Research Paper: Frances Marsh

Unsettling information literacy: Exploring critical approaches with academic researchers for decolonising the university (Vol.16, No.1)

Best Project Report: Sarah Wolfenden

Using coaching techniques to teach information literacy to first year English undergraduates (Special Issue 2022)

2023-2024: Nominations will open in January 2025.