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36th Annual Conference - York University - Toronto ON - May 16-18, 2007

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WILU 2008

UBC Okanagan Library will host WILU 2008 in Kelowna B.C. Next year's conference theme is Information Literacy Uncorked.

For more information, please contact:

Marjorie Mitchell, Learning Services Librarian
University of British Columbia Okanagan Library
3333 University Way Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
Phone: 250-807-9147
Fax: 250-807-8057


Five Canadian participants at the Ypsilanti, Michigan Conference on Library Instruction in May, 1972 discussed, before returning home, how to share with other Canadian librarians the benefits that result from events like Ypsilanti. Within a few months they formed a steering committee comprised of:

Based on the enthusiastic comments received from participants at the August workshop, a basic set of guidelines were established:

Hosting Guidelines

Past WILUs


Location / Theme

Keynote Speakers

WILU 2006

Acadia University
Charting a Course for Instruction

Dr. Patricia Senn-Breivik, Nehemiah Communications
Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning: The Time is Now!

Dr. Jeremy Shapiro and Ms. Shelley Hughes, Fielding Graduate University
If everything is information, is information literacy possible?

Dr. Toni Samek, University of Alberta
Information Ethics on Our Global Library Streets

WILU 2005

University of Guelph
A Kaleidoscope of Possibilities

Bill Johnston, University of Strathclyde

Sheila Webber, University of Sheffield

WILU 2004

University of Victoria
Theory Meets Reality

Dane Ward, Illinois State University
The Collaborative Quest for Compelling Information Literacy Instruction

Trudi Bellardo Hahn, University of Maryland
Connecting Information Literacy to the Research Process

WILU 2003

University of Windsor
Bridging the Gap - Teaching Across Boundaries

Dr. Clara Chu, University of California, Berkeley
Information Literacy Within a Multicultural Critical Framework

WILU 2002

University of New Brunswick
River Runs: Trends in Library Instruction

Dr. Heidi Julien, University of Alberta
"Miles to go Before We Sleep..."

WILU 2001

Carleton Unversity
Teaching Using Learning in a Pluralist Setting

Dr. Tim Pychyl, Carleton University
What's our Vision for Teaching & Learning? : Addressing Systemic Barriers to Information Literacy Instruction

WILU 2000

University of Western Ontario
Literacy for the Infollennium

Hannelore Rader, University of Louisville
If We Teach Them Will They Learn?

Dr. Michael Atkinson, University of Western Ontario
Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

WILU 1999

McGill Unversity
Process of Integrating Library Instruction into the Curriculum in Partnership with Our Teaching Colleagues

Carol Kuhltau, Rutgers
Collaboration in the Learning Process

Gloria Leckie, University of Western Ontario
Fostering a Pedagogy for Information Literacy

WILU 1998

Queen's Unversity
Libraries at the Heart of Learning

Cerise Oberman, SUNY-NILI Hannelore Rader
Library Liaison Program

WILU 1997

University of Montreal
Gateways to the Information World

Therese Laferriere
Learning to Search and Create Co-operatively

WILU 1996

Wilfrid Laurier
Anticipation: Library Instruction for Changing Times

Roma Harris, SLIS, University of Western Ontario
Development of Library Instruction and its Place in a Changing Learning Environment

WILU 1995

Université de Laval


WILU 1994

University of Ottawa
Making Connections

Prof. Richard Rancourt, University of Ottawa
Librarians Can Do It With Style

WILU 1993

University of Toronto
Library Instruction: Strateg ies for Success

Lorna Marsden, President, Wilfrid Laurier University

WILU 1992

University of Windsor
Skills for Change

Patricia Breivik, Towson State University

WILU 1991

From Yesterday to Tomorrow

Maureen Pastine, S. Methodist U.
Library User Education: Where have we been? Where are we going? 

WILU 1990

Brock University
The Challenge of the 90's

Constance Mellon, East Carolina 
Library Anxiety: Instruction Librarian as Therapist

WILU 1989

Bishops University/ Champlain Regional College
The Art of Library Instruction

Evan I. Farber, Earlham College, Ind.
How I Became Bibliographic Instructor of the Year

WILU 1988

University of Waterloo/ Wilfrid Laurier
Teaching and Learning in the Present Tense

Stanley Benson, University Centre, Tulsa
Sheila Laidlaw, University of New Brunswick
The Library's Status in Undergraduate Instruction: Far from the Heart of Things

WILU 1987

McMaster University? Mohawk College
Re-Creating the Image

Panel: Tom Eadie, Tanis Fink, Jacelyn Foster
Immodest Proposals: Alternative Futures for BInstruction

WILU 1986

John Abbott College
Connections Linking the Library Instruction Network

R. Smith, Concordia; L. Melamed, consultants
Learning Style Theory: Implications for Helping Others Learn

WILU 1985

University of Western Ontario/Fanshawe College
Reaching Out: New Directions in Library Instruction

Moderator, George Robinson D.B. Weldon
Panel: Faculty Communication & the Role of Library Instruction

WILU 1984

Queen's University/  St. Lawrence College
Coping with Crisis: Strategies for Survival

Margot McBurney
Director of Queen's University Libraries

WILU 1983

Carleton University/ Algonquin
Exploring the New Technology for Library Instruction

Fraser Taylor
Videotex and Related Technologies

WILU 1982

University of Toronto
A Learner-Centred Approach to Teaching

Liz Burge
How Adults Learn

WILU 1981

University of Guelph
Approaching Instruction Effectively

Librarians in the 1980's: Skills and Technologies

WILU 1980

McGill University
Staff Development, Computerized Services, Part-time and Non-traditional User, Marketing

Miss M. Scott, Director of Libraries, McGill

WILU 1979

University of Waterloo
Teaching the Use of the Library: Instructional Strategies that you always wanted to know but were never taught

Panel of 3 librarians from University of Michigan:
Instructional Strategy for Teaching the Use of the Library

WILU 1978

University of Ottawa
Approaches to Library Instruction: Do you know what your colleagues are doing?

Anne McQuade Carleton University
Teaching Skills

WILU 1977

York University
Marketing the Library, Selling the Library as Part of the Teaching Learning Process


WILU 1976

Queen's University
The Librarian as Teacher: Planning, Teaching, and Evaluating Library Programs

Hugh Munby

WILU 1975

McMasters University
Printed Materials

Monika Jensen, Metro Toronto Library Board

WILU 1974

University of Toronto
Audio-Visual Techniques

B. Squires, L. Wise, D. Todgham, I. Melanchuk
Panel: Matching Media & Message

WILU 1973

McGill/Sir George
Communication and Learning Theory


WILU 1972

University of Western Ontario
General Overview of Orientation

F. Eugene Gattinger
Confessions of a Library Orientator