York University Libraries host prestigious information literacy conference

From May 16 to 18, the York University Libraries will host the 36th Workshop on Instruction in Library Use (WILU) conference. This internationally respected conference is hosted each year by a different Canadian university and is attended by academic librarians from Canada, the United States and beyond. WILU covers a wide variety of themes relating to information literacy.

Information literacy instruction is a high priority for academic libraries today. Librarians strive to impart to students the skills they need to find, evaluate, and use information effectively both in their coursework and in their lives after graduation. This work often involves close collaborations with course instructors in order to integrate the teaching of these skills into the academic curriculum.

York University’s academic environment, where students and faculty are encouraged to think critically and test the boundaries and structures of knowledge, has provided the inspiration for the WILU 2007 conference theme "Teach Every Angle". As presenters and participants gather in the Seymour Schulich Building for this year’s conference, they will be challenged to think beyond the traditional parameters of information literacy theory and practice in sessions that will centre around progressive and alternative approaches to teaching, learning and inquiry.

More information about the conference program, speakers and social events can be found  on the WILU conference Web site.