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.
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.