Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2018
June 6, 2018 09:45 - June 8, 2018 12:00
Theme: Information Into Action
For more than 40 years, the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) has become a premier conference devoted to issues of teaching and learning in libraries.
Presenters and attendees from Canada and beyond meet to discuss information literacy as it continuously evolves in various library settings.
Conference theme – Information Into Action
Libraries have long been a source of timely, unbiased information and have consistently played a significant role in developing key information literacy skills and competencies among its users. In an era where questionable and unreliable sources of information abound and proliferate, libraries are more important than ever, helping users navigate the tidal wave of information from social media, news sites and other resources to make sense of an already complicated and polarized landscape. Libraries are encouraging users to turn information into action, to consume information in such a way as to enact change, and to use information for positive civic engagement. Information and, more importantly, access to it can be great levelers that democratize education, bridge the digital divide, and ensure that everyone can succeed and thrive in today’s knowledge economy.