ENGAGING PLACE & PRACTICE | May 22-24
The places and spaces we inhabit – physical, cultural, social, or professional – give shape to the practice of librarianship. Recent developments in library instruction emphasize the importance of culture, history, and place, leading to an explicit focus on the need for cognitively just and context sensitive pedagogy. As a historic meeting place at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, Winnipeg is an appropriate location to engage with place and practice. At WILU 2019 we hope to provide the opportunity for librarians to come together to collaboratively develop, discuss, and evaluate library instruction in this unique context. We aim to create space to critically examine pedagogy and practice, and the influences of location, identity, culture, politics, and social memory, in a move towards a more reflective and transformative profession.
Important Dates & Deadlines
April 22: Refund deadline
April 23: Delta Winnipeg discount expires
May 16: Registration ends
Campus WIFI info
May 16, 2019
The UWinnipeg campus is equipped with Eduroam wireless access for those from participating institutions. Internet will also be avialable via the UW-GUEST wireless network with the username WILU and the password infolit.
Panel Session Added!
Apr 12, 2019
Join us on Thursday, May 23 for an interactive discussion on the conference theme. Panelists include:
Jesse Stommel – University of Mary Washington
Sarah Dupont – University of British Columbia
Emilia Marcyk-Taylor – Michigan State University
Francine Berish – Queen’s University
More Rooms Available
Apr 11, 2019
A new block of rooms has been made available at the Holiday Inn hotel location. Visit the accommodations page for more info.
Sched Now Live
Mar 20, 2019
The full program can be viewed on the WILU website and at https://wilu2019.sched.com. You can also download the Sched app to your iPhone from the App Store or from Google Play on Android devices. All delegates can login or sign up for an account. You are welcome to edit your profile and upload a personal photo but this is not required.
Dine Arounds – A WILU Tradition
Mar 18, 2019
As part of the long-time WILU tradition, we have arranged five dine-around options for you to meet up with fellow delegates and get a taste of local Winnipeg cuisine. All are scheduled May 23rd at 6:00 PM.
Preliminary Schedule Available
Mar 4, 2019
The WILU 2019 program is now live! Some details are subject to change – please anticipate minor adjustments over the coming months. 85 speakers from 8 Canadian provinces and 9 US states are slated to speak at this year’s conference. View the schedule.
Feb 27, 2019
We’ve arranged several historic walking tours of the Winnipeg area for conference delegates; two tours featuring the Winnipeg General Strike, and one of the Université de Saint-Boniface. Space is limited, and all tours will run during the afternoon of Friday, May 24.
Registration is Now Live!
Feb 19, 2019
WILU 2019 and Pre-Conference registration are both now available on our registration page. Note that delegates wishing to register for both the main conference and the ACRL Roadshow Pre-Conference must register for each event separately – simply follow the instructions on the page. We also have posted accommodation information, and see our getting around guide for travel and accessibility assistance.