Welcome, delegates, to WILU 2013!
The Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU), is an annual Canadian conference where delegates meet to discuss timely topics related to information literacy. UNB Libraries are honoured to host the 42nd WILU Conference as it returns to Canada’s East Coast, and to UNB after 11 years!
Our theme, Synchronicity: The Time is Now, reflects the increasing need for Instruction Librarians to balance a myriad of seemingly competing demands. What does it mean to provide timely information literacy programs in a world of synched devices, decentralized instruction, and information overload, all while serving institutions in flux? Our sessions will help us grapple with the contemporary challenges of merging tradition with innovation, balancing theory with pedagogical practice, providing instruction for interdisciplinary programs, and engaging with information ethics, open access resources for instruction, and literacies that go beyond information literacy.
Please note that the Harriet Irving Library will close at 5pm on Wednesday, May 8th for a WILU reception.