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.


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.

The full conference program schedule will be avaiable sometime in mid-March. Subscribe to our email list, or visit our Twitter page to keep track of updates as they occur.

Registration Coming Soon!

Jan 30, 2019

We expect to have registration up and running in the next couple weeks. In the meantime, we’ve posted anticipated registration rates and group rate hotel information to assist delegates with conference planning. Questions can always be directed to info@wilu2019.ca Thanks for your patience! 

Proposal Notifications

Jan 01, 2019

Thank-you to all who have submitted a proposal for WILU 2019! Notification of acceptance will be sent by January 31, 2019. If you have any questions, email proposals@wilu2019.ca.

Opening Keynotes Announced!

Dec 01, 2018

The planning team is delighted to welcome Jessie Stommel and Sarah Dupont  as keynote speakers to the 2019 conference. Jesse oversees the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at the Unviersity of Mary Washington, and Sarah is the Aboriginal Engagement Librarian at the University of British Columbia Library.  Find out more.

Accepting proposals for WILU 2019 through November 30th.

Nov 15, 2019
The programming committee has extended the submission deadline for an additional week. Submit your proposal here.