WILU 2016 – Intersections

We are delighted to invite you to the 45th annual WILU conference, taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia from May 30-June 1, 2016!

In thinking about the library as a space for providing information and nurturing literacies around its access and use, we realize that we do not exist in a vacuum and that information is not just in the domain of libraries. More and more the work of the library, in supporting and growing information literacy as a knowledge base and skill set that impacts how people interact in the world around them, is finding approaches, partnerships, and processes that cross the boundaries of our organization, our professions and our current practices.

As we work in this increasingly challenging and complex network, we recognize that the transformation is a part of a larger story. Peter Brooks, Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Yale University, states

We live immersed in narrative, recounting and reassessing the meaning of our past actions, anticipating the outcome of our future projects, situating ourselves at the intersection of several stories not yet completed.

The WILU 2016 conference is hoping to provide a space where we thoughtfully explore our work and the ways in which it crosses, merges and combines into the story of the library that is ever changing and never complete.

The theme of the WILU 2016 conference is Intersections.

wilu spotIntersections refers to education that is instructor led and community generated.

wilu spotIntersections refers the growing interdependence of information literacy and digital literacy.

wilu spotIntersections refers to the pedagogical impact on practice in the classroom.

wilu spotIntersections refers to the growth of educational innovation and reflective sustainable practices.

wilu spotIntersections refers to preparation for academic work and building enthusiasm for life-long learning.

wilu spotIntersections refers to the goals of the library nurturing an information literate community through partnerships outside of our own institutions.

We hope that you will join us in Vancouver in 2016, to continue to build our community of educators interested in exploring our past, evaluating our present and discussing the interconnections of each with our future.