Loading…
WILU 2019 has ended

Delegates attending WILU 2019 are welcome to use Sched to create their own conference schedule, however registration for individual sessions is not available. Capacity for each session is based on available seats unless otherwise stated in the program.

Campus Maps
Eduroam Instructions
Guest Wifi: UW-GUEST | Username: WILU | Password: infolit

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Wednesday, May 22
 

08:00

Breakfast
Wednesday May 22, 2019 08:00 - 09:15
Riddell Hall

08:30

Registration
Wednesday May 22, 2019 08:30 - 09:15
Riddell Hall

09:15

Welcome & Opening Ceremonies
Speakers
BN

Barbara Nepinak

Elder
Barbara, a member of Pine Creek First Nation, is a retired mother/grandmother of 35 yrs of federal public service. Barbara is active in the Urban and surrounding areas serving on Advisory Councils and Boards as Elder and Cultural Advisor. Ms. Nepinak is the recipient of numerous awards... Read More →
CN

Clarence Nepinak

Elder
Clarence Nepinak, a member of Pine Creek First Nation, is retired from the provincial and federal service of 27 yrs. and continues to serve on national and local Boards and committees. Clarence is a co-recipient, along with his wife Barbara, of the Knowledge Keepers Award and the... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 09:15 - 09:45
Eckhardt Gramatté Hall

09:45

Opening Keynote - "Against Scaffolding: Radical Openness and Critical Digital Pedagogy"
Scaffolding can create points of entry and access but can also reduce the complexity of learning to its detriment. And too often we build learning environments in advance of students arriving upon the scene. We design syllabi, assemble content, predetermine outcomes, and craft assessments before having met our students. We reduce students to data. And learning to input and output.

Radical openness isn't a bureaucratic gesture, isn't linear, offers infinite points of entry. It has to be rooted in a willingness to sit with discomfort. Radical openness demands educational institutions be spaces for relationships and dialogue. bell hooks writes, “for me this place of radical openness is a margin—a profound edge. Locating oneself there is difficult yet necessary. It is not a 'safe' place. One is always at risk. One needs a community of resistance.” For hooks, the risks we take are personal, professional, political. When she says that “radical openness is a margin,” she suggests it is a place of emergent outcomes, a place of friction, a place of critical thinking.


Speakers
avatar for Jesse Stommel

Jesse Stommel

University of Mary Washington
Jesse Stommel is Executive Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at University of Mary Washington. He is also Co-founder of Digital Pedagogy Lab and Hybrid Pedagogy: an open-access journal of learning, teaching, and technology. He has a PhD from University... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 09:45 - 10:45
Eckhardt Gramatté Hall

10:45

Refreshment Break
Wednesday May 22, 2019 10:45 - 11:15
Riddell Hall

11:15

Information Literacy and Liberal Education: Exploring thresholds in information literacy
Information literacy has been integrated into Liberal Education courses at the University of Lethbridge for over a decade. The labs were mapped to the ACRL Framework, and student reflection journals were collected each week. We will present an analysis of the thresholds students found most difficult and discuss remedies.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Eva

Nicole Eva

Librarian, University of Lethbridge
Scholarly communications, collection development


Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:15 - 12:00
3M63 - Manitoba Hall

11:15

Leaving the Library: How We Improved Information Literacy by Joining Our User Communities
By moving into the spaces where students and faculty work and learn, librarians broaden our understanding of the culture, goals, and needs of our user communities. This approach has enabled us to partner with program faculty and stakeholders to develop high-impact, customized information literacy initiatives aligned with program goals.

Speakers
avatar for Nadine Anderson

Nadine Anderson

Behavioral Sciences Librarian, University of Michigan-Dearborn
I am the library's Research Education Chair and embedded Behavioral Sciences and Women's Studies Librarian. I am interested in embedded librarianship, strategic planning and partnerships, digital education, assessment, and instructional design. I have both an M.L.I.S. and an M.Ed... Read More →
avatar for Joel Scheuher

Joel Scheuher

Business Librarian, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, Kresge Library
I'm a Business Reference Librarian at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business. I previously served as head of the General Motors global library. In addition to an M.I.L.S. from the University of Michigan, I have an M.B.A. from Wayne State University (Detroit, MI), and... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:15 - 12:00
3M64 - Manitoba Hall

11:15

Pick a topic, any topic!: Using improvisational comedy to make feminist pedagogy work for library instruction
In 2017-18, I incorporated feminist pedagogy more fully into my instructional practices, converting to a student-driven lesson plan. To make it work, I delved into my background in improvisational comedy. This session will discuss how to apply improv tenets to make feminist and progressive pedagogy work for library instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Amy McLay Paterson

Amy McLay Paterson

Assessment and User Experience Librarian, Thompson Rivers University



Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:15 - 12:00
3M59 - Manitoba Hall

11:15

Unpacking library instructional video best practices: What do we assume about student learning?
Current best practices for library instructional videos encourage the creation of short, decontextualized and easily-consumable content. These best practices lie in stark contrast to critical pedagogies that emphasize the importance of place and context in knowledge construction. This presentation aims to explore the tensions that exist between these two conflicting perspectives on learning.

Speakers
MD

Madeline Donnelly

University of Guelph


Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:15 - 12:00
2M70 - Manitoba Hall

12:00

Lunch
Wednesday May 22, 2019 12:00 - 13:15
Riddell Hall

13:00

Information Literacy Institute: The Condensed Version
This workshop will give participants a condensed taste of a one-day Information Literacy Institute developed and delivered by our University’s teaching and learning centre. The Institute used active learning to help librarians learn how to take instruction to the next level. This recipe can be adjusted for size and location.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Keiller

Karen Keiller

University Librarian, Lakehead University
Soon to be Dean of Libraries at MacEwan University. Librarian formerly known as Karen Hunt, information literacy coordinator at University of Winnipeg, systems at University of Manitoba , Director of Information Services and Systems University of New Brunswick Saint John and now the... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 13:00 - 14:15
3M64 - Manitoba Hall
  • Capacity 30

13:00

“Teaching Is Like…”: Metaphor as a Tool for Exploring Librarians’ Teaching Roles
Metaphorical language can be a powerful and constructive way to reflect on our perceptions of and approaches to our work as teachers and as teaching partners who belong to a larger community of fellow educators. Participants will explore metaphor as a tool for exploring librarians’ complex and evolving teaching roles.

Speakers
AB

Andrea Baer

Rowan University (by conference date)


Wednesday May 22, 2019 13:00 - 14:15
3M63 - Manitoba Hall

13:15

A Library without Place: Patron Education in an Online-Only Health Library
The WRHA Virtual Library (WRHAVL) provides services, education, and resources to patrons of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. In this presentation we will provide an overview of how we approached developing, delivering, and promoting an array of educational initiatives in the digital-only context.

Speakers
avatar for Maureen Babb

Maureen Babb

WRHA Liaison Librarian, University of Manitoba
Maureen Babb is a liaison librarian for the newly established WRHA Virtual Library at the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library. Prior to this, she was the MHIKNET librarian for Manitoba Health. A recent graduate of the University of Alberta’s MLIS program, she completed her... Read More →
AO

Angela Osterreicher

University of Manitoba
NA

Nicole Askin

University of Manitoba


Wednesday May 22, 2019 13:15 - 14:00
2M70 - Manitoba Hall

13:15

What I learned from Kindergarteners: the Essential Elements of Instruction for Librarians
When was the last time you visited a Kindergarten classroom? Today's elementary classrooms are brimming with activity, where the teacher promotes student learning through cognitively engaging instruction that allows for productive struggle and student-centered assessment. This session explores K-12 elements of instruction and their application to library instruction, from lesson planning, to delivery, and assessment.

Speakers
GR

Gabriella Reznowski

Washington State University


Wednesday May 22, 2019 13:15 - 14:00
3M59 - Manitoba Hall

14:25

Bleak House: the death of in-class undergraduate instruction in academic libraries
The nature of the university is changing, with increased commodification of teaching and research. This paper dissects the milieu responsible for shifting library priorities, evaluating core tenants like university vision statements and strategic plans to show how libraries are compelled to reassess the staff dollars they spend on in-person instruction.

Speakers
EP

Emma Popowich

University of Manitoba


Wednesday May 22, 2019 14:25 - 15:10
2M70 - Manitoba Hall

14:25

Searching as strategic exploration: using escape rooms to teach information literacy
Orientation sessions can be a bit boring, so what's a librarian to do when faced with non-responsive first-year students? Design an innovative experience to engage students, of course! This session will show how to create an escape room uniquely designed for your context, using the ACRL Framework as a map.

Speakers
MP

Mylène Pinard

McGill University


Wednesday May 22, 2019 14:25 - 15:10
3M63 - Manitoba Hall

14:25

Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something due: Using social media stories to decolonize rare books and special collections
Libraries are often seen as beacons of access and intellectual freedom. But many systems of oppression are still present in them. Incorporating social media stories into rare books and special collections teaching or programming can be a great tool for breaking some of these systems of oppression and disrupting narratives.

Speakers
avatar for Marcela Isuster

Marcela Isuster

Liaison Librarian, McGill University


Wednesday May 22, 2019 14:25 - 15:10
3M64 - Manitoba Hall

14:25

Starting the conversation: A 3-part series on comprehensive searching for knowledge syntheses
This program description shares insights from a 3-part workshop series that aims to equip health science students working on knowledge syntheses with the language and skills to have crucial conversations with their research teams about methods reporting and mitigating bias introduced through poor searches. We'll explain how focusing our information literacy instruction on the 'why' and 'to what end' improves how students perform comprehensive searches as well as the approach they take with their knowledge synthesis more broadly.

Speakers
EL

Erica Lenton

Faculty Liaison & Instruction Librarian, University of Toronto


Wednesday May 22, 2019 14:25 - 15:10
3M59 - Manitoba Hall

15:10

Refreshment Break
Wednesday May 22, 2019 15:10 - 15:30
Riddell Hall

15:30

Convergently divergent approaches to teaching with primary sources: working with archival records to tell local and community-oriented stories within the library
Framed by the ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, this session will present two case studies of instructor-librarians designing and teaching for-credit undergraduate courses that bring together archival theory, primary sources, and the pedagogy of library instruction. Open-ended assignments and active learning are central to our approach.

Speakers
JR

James Roussain

Kelly Library, University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto
SS

Sarah Simpkin

Morisset Library, University of Ottawa


Wednesday May 22, 2019 15:30 - 16:15
3M64 - Manitoba Hall

15:30

Critical Global Citizenship In and Out of the Classroom: Incorporating Community-Based Global Learning and Cross-Cultural Information Literacy in an Undergraduate Course
This presentation explores a collaborative effort incorporating Community-Based Global Learning and cross-cultural information literacy within a service learning-based course to enable a cross-cultural perspective – allowing students to see people, problems, issues, and solutions from various cultural orientations, as well as an ability to interact meaningfully with people of diverse cultures.

Speakers
MC

Michael Courtney

Indiana University


Wednesday May 22, 2019 15:30 - 16:15
3M59 - Manitoba Hall

15:30

Multidimensional Cultural Safety in Information Literacy
To better understand and address the challenges learners and information-seekers may experience as a result of social inequity and racialization, this presentation proposes a Multidimensional Cultural Safety framework for information literacy which considers diversity factors at multiple levels based upon postcolonial understandings and respect for Indigenous and localized knowledges.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Dudley

Michael Dudley

Librarian, University of Winnipeg Library
Michael Dudley is the librarian for Indigenous Studies, history, political science and disability studies at the University of Winnipeg. He holds Master's degrees in both Library and Information Studies and City Planning, and spent 11 years at the U of W's Institute of Urban Studies... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 15:30 - 16:15
3M63 - Manitoba Hall

15:30

The new (insert subject here) librarian: Fostering IL engagement with a new department
Led by a mid-career librarian with liaison experience across many disciplines, this session will consider key factors in beginning a relationship and becoming an acknowledged partner in the instructional fabric of any department. Discussion will consist of resources to consult, people to contact, and important transferable skills to develop.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Penner

Katherine Penner

Music Librarian, University of Manitoba


Wednesday May 22, 2019 15:30 - 16:15
2M70 - Manitoba Hall

17:30

Networking Evening
Wednesday May 22, 2019 17:30 - 19:30
Winnipeg Art Gallery 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg
 
Thursday, May 23
 

08:00

Breakfast
Thursday May 23, 2019 08:00 - 09:00
Riddell Hall

09:00

Instruct and Deconstruct: Information Literacy Within Carceral Institutions
This four-person panel will discuss the ways in which some Canadian prisons influence the definition and role of “information,” and subsequently, information literacy. Drawing upon over a decade of intensive volunteer experience, panelists will engage with librarians’ roles within the context of carceral institutions, focusing on ethics, authority, and service.

Speakers
AS

Allison Sivak

University of Alberta & GELA Prison Libraries Project
JT

Jessica Thorlakson

University of Alberta Libraries & GELA Prison Libraries Project
avatar for Kirsten Wurmann

Kirsten Wurmann

Winnipeg Public Library & Manitoba Library Association- Prison Libraries Committee
Talk to me about the Prison Libraries Committee!
avatar for Liz Fulton-Lyne

Liz Fulton-Lyne

Associate Chair, Library Instruction, NorQuest College & GELA Prison Libraries Project
Talk to me about information literacy instruction and prison library services!



Thursday May 23, 2019 09:00 - 09:45
2M70 - Manitoba Hall

09:00

Exploring Social and Linguistic Locations in Pedagogy with Communication Accommodation Theory
This presentation analyzes and critiques library pedagogy through the lens of Communication Accommodation Theory, which is one avenue for instructors to offer better service, reduce power differentials, and inform their practice and reflection. Outcomes include being able to explain its principles and identifying ways to put it into practice.

Speakers
EH

Ean Henninger

Simon Fraser University


Thursday May 23, 2019 09:00 - 09:45
3M63 - Manitoba Hall

09:00

Making the Transition: Developing a Library Peer-Mentoring Program Targeting Transfer Students
In 2017, the ETSU Library developed a peer-mentoring program targeting transfer students from local community colleges. The intent was to ease the transition from community college to our four-year university, to help students establish an ETSU identity before arriving on campus, and to offer undergraduates research help from trained peers.

Speakers
avatar for Lydia Gwyn

Lydia Gwyn

Student Engagement and Instruction Specialist, East Tennessee State University
JW

Jonathan Wilson

East Tennessee State University


Thursday May 23, 2019 09:00 - 09:45
3M67 - Manitoba Hall

09:00

Playing Bingo to Learn Boolean Operators
This session focuses on a research project that set out to determine if playing a game featuring Boolean logic would increase student knowledge about using Boolean operators appropriately when selecting effective search strategies. Join us to learn about the project and to play a round of Boolean Bingo.

Speakers
AE

Alain El Hofi

University of Ottawa
avatar for Patrick Labelle

Patrick Labelle

Social Sciences Research Liaison Librarian, University of Ottawa
Patrick Labelle is the Social Sciences Research Liaison Librarian at the University of Ottawa Library.


Thursday May 23, 2019 09:00 - 09:45
2M73 - Manitoba Hall

09:45

Refreshment Break
Thursday May 23, 2019 09:45 - 10:15
Riddell Hall

10:00

Enter Player 1: Experience Victory on the Academic Integrity Gameboard!
When the word, "plagiarism" is uttered in polite conversation, it is rarely paired with "fun," until now! The gameboard has latched onto academic integrity education in a novel way in Slaying the Plagiarism Dragon. Participants will play through this new and exciting gaming adventure, and survive to tell about it!

Speakers
RS

Richard Sims

Centennial College


Thursday May 23, 2019 10:00 - 11:15
3M67 - Manitoba Hall

10:15

Curriculum Mapping with the ACRL Framework: A qualitative study of faculty perceptions on an integrated IL program
How do teaching faculty perceive librarian-developed information literacy instruction? This research explores faculty perception and reception of librarian-developed program-level information literacy curriculums based on the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. Themes emerging from the analysis of interviews with faculty members presented with these curriculums will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Sajni Lacey

Sajni Lacey

Learning and Curriculum Support Librarian, UBCO
Sajni Lacey is the Learning and Curriculum Support Librarian at UBC Library’s Okanagan campus, in addition to serving as the subject librarian for English, History, Education and a smattering of languages. Sajni’s focus in on integrating information and digital literacy into course... Read More →


Thursday May 23, 2019 10:15 - 11:00
3M63 - Manitoba Hall

10:15

Examining information literacy through a decolonizing lens
Educators are witnessing a call for teaching practices that respect and integrate Indigenous worldviews. Within this context, libraries must explore their colonial foundations, including questioning standard models of information seeking. We will share results of a learning program to define decolonization in relation to our information literacy practice.

Speakers
FB

Francine Berish

Queen's University Library
CL

Corinne Laverty

Queen's University Centre for Teaching and Learning


Thursday May 23, 2019 10:15 - 11:00
2M70 - Manitoba Hall

10:15

Scholarship as a Lively Conversation: Active Learning Activities to Support Source Use
An important component of information literacy is being able to effectively use information, yet students often stumble with this skill. This presentation discusses active learning activities that can be used in one-shot instruction sessions to help students participate in a scholarly conversation through source integration and correct citations.

Speakers
FR

Faith Rusk

University of the District of Columbia
CM

cathy meals

University of the District of Columbia


Thursday May 23, 2019 10:15 - 11:00
2M73 - Manitoba Hall

11:20

Building Solid Foundations: Innovating Subject Guides to Enhance Teaching and Student Engagement
This presentation focuses on the efforts of two new business librarians who had the unique opportunity to rebuild their subject guides from the ground up in a collaborative process. Participants will learn the strategies and tools used to design these subject guides with an integrated learning and student engagement approach.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Wheatley

Amanda Wheatley

Liaison Librarian for Management, Business, & Entrepreneurship, McGill University
Interests include gamification, artificial intelligence and the ceramic Death Star I painted.
MR

Melissa Rivosecchi

McGill University


Thursday May 23, 2019 11:20 - 12:05
2M73 - Manitoba Hall

11:20

Open Journals in the Classroom: Leveraging the power of social learning through course-based, online, open access journals
Drawing on our recent experiences with implementing and supporting several course journal projects at Simon Fraser University (SFU), this presentation explores opportunities for academic librarians to partner with faculty using open journals in the classroom to facilitate deeper, hands-on learning experiences for students around scholarly communications.

Speakers
KS

Kate Shuttleworth

Digital Scholarship Librarian, Simon Fraser University
KS

Kevin Stranack

Simon Fraser University


Thursday May 23, 2019 11:20 - 12:05
3M63 - Manitoba Hall

11:20

Oúŋye: The relevance of place in providing culturally sensitive information-literacy instruction for indigenous students
This case study examines the importance of providing information-literacy instruction in spaces claimed by indigenous people. This can lead to more culturally sensitive instruction, changes in roles that shift power, and recognition of the importance of relational aspects of instruction for diverse students. Methods for accomplishing these outcomes are presented.

Speakers
AW

Alan W. Aldrich

University of South Dakota
CA

Carol A. Leibiger

University of South Dakota


Thursday May 23, 2019 11:20 - 12:05
2M70 - Manitoba Hall

12:05

Lunch
Thursday May 23, 2019 12:05 - 13:00
Riddell Hall

13:00

Lightning Talks

Student-Led Library Programs as Engagement Strategy
Sajni Lacey- University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus

What happens when student employees design library programming for their fellow students? Find out how UBCO's peer technology assistants developed and executed programming in collaboration with other library staff to engage, interact, and foster an inclusive sense of community in the library, delivering more than 30 programs since September 2017.


Developing Cultural and Environmental Awareness through Active Learning and Collaboration in the Library
Kimberly R. Stelter - Humboldt State University

Humboldt State Place Based Learning Communities focus on the first year experience for science majors. Through collaborative design of an inquiry based library research day, students learned about the impact of genocide and climate change on the indigenous people of Humboldt County and the landscape.


Critical Library Instruction in a Community-Based Project
Emily Hector - Mohawk College

In 2017, UBC's Making Research Accessible initiative piloted a digitization project in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES), hiring DTES community members with mixed digital fluencies and personal backgrounds. In training "community digitizers," we attempted to center the experiences and expertise of non-traditional, frequently marginalized learners.


All the Experts in One Place: An Open House for Point-of-Need Services to Graduate Students
William Poluha - University of Manitoba
Marie Speare - University of Manitoba

This presentation describes graduate student academic "need states" and designing an open house to address those needs. Students met with experts face-to-face to have their specific questions answered and experts had an opportunity to learn about student needs (1:1 marketing) in relation to the services and expertise they offer.


Relieving Library Anxiety through Social Media Influence
Laura Hamonic - University of Alberta

Many students find academic libraries intimidating. Staff can help alleviate this through their personal interactions, however this is challenging in online spaces. We endeavored to create a personal presence online via an employee Instagram takeover. This lightning talk will provide our rationale, set-up, and outcomes.


You Can Carry it With You: Tips on Introducing an AR App to Enhance Library Instruction
Alex Kuskowski - University of British Columbia
Wendy Traas

Get an inside scoop on introducing new AR technology into library instruction, and learn how you can give students the ability to access library instruction on from their phone! Attendees will learn how AR can be used to layer digital information over physical objects for the purpose of enhancing library literacy, learn about pitfalls and successes for implementing new technology in the library context, and hear about student perspectives on the value of this new educational technology. Information about commercially available apps (free and paid options), and open source apps will be presented.


Speakers
avatar for Sajni Lacey

Sajni Lacey

Learning and Curriculum Support Librarian, UBCO
Sajni Lacey is the Learning and Curriculum Support Librarian at UBC Library’s Okanagan campus, in addition to serving as the subject librarian for English, History, Education and a smattering of languages. Sajni’s focus in on integrating information and digital literacy into course... Read More →
avatar for Kimberly R. Stelter

Kimberly R. Stelter

Humboldt State University
EH

Emily Hector

OISE Library, University of Toronto
MS

Marie Speare

University of Manitoba
WP

William Poluha

University of Manitoba
LH

Laura Hamonic

University of Alberta
AK

Alex Kuskowski

University of British Columbia


Thursday May 23, 2019 13:00 - 14:00
Eckhardt Gramatté Hall

13:00

Finding Space for Active Learning in Library sessions!
In this workshop, participants will experiment with three active learning activities that the facilitators have used in a graduate Arts course. The activities target different aspects of information literacy: visualization, methods, and communicating research through images. Participants will consider potential applications and challenges for each activity in their own contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Doris Wagner

Doris Wagner

Public Services Librarian, University of Alberta
CG

Céline Gareau-Brennan

University of Alberta


Thursday May 23, 2019 13:00 - 14:15
3M59 - Manitoba Hall

13:00

Navigating the Mess: A Collaborative Approach to Mapping the Research Process
In this active-learning, discussion-heavy, participatory workshop about the recursive messiness of the research process, participants will collaboratively map out a research plan. Our discussion will prompt librarians to think differently about the research process, inspiring new ways to engage students and work with classroom faculty.

Speakers
SW

Sarah Ward

Outreach Librarian, Hunter College - City University of New York (CUNY)
JN

Jennifer Newman

Hunter College - City University of New York (CUNY)
MB

Mason Brown

CUNY Graduate Center
SM

Stephanie Margolin

Hunter College - City University of New York (CUNY)


Thursday May 23, 2019 13:00 - 14:15
2M73 - Manitoba Hall
  • Capacity 60

14:25

Active-Constructive-Interactive: A taxonomy for designing learning activities for subject-specific information literacy instruction.
How do we know if students retain the material we teach? This paper draws from research in educational psychology to design subject-specific information literacy sessions utilizing a hierarchy of activities that are active, constructive, and interactive, which substantively improve the likelihood of retention of difficult concepts covered during the session.

Speakers
OF

Omer Farooq

University of Nebraska at Omaha


Thursday May 23, 2019 14:25 - 15:10
2M73 - Manitoba Hall

14:25

Fostering Productive Uncertainty in Information Literacy Classrooms
Our current public discourse is at odds with how we talk about authority and uncertainty within academia. We propose "productive uncertainty" as a conceptual frame to capitalize on the potential for information literacy instruction to act as a liminal space where students translate between general and academic understandings of reliability.

Speakers
avatar for Emilia Marcyk

Emilia Marcyk

Instructional Technology/Teaching & Learning Librarian, Michigan State University
Emilia Marcyk is the Instructional Technology/Teaching & Learning Librarian at Michigan State University, where she develops instructional content, leads information literacy sessions for the First Year Writing program, and supervises student reference assistants. Her current professional... Read More →


Thursday May 23, 2019 14:25 - 15:10
2M70 - Manitoba Hall

14:25

Geographic literacy: librarian-led instruction of spatial information topics
Geographic literacy can be incorporated into information literacy-related instruction in many ways that can be valuable to students across most fields of study. Description of theory and implementation strategies for integrating geographic literacy into instruction will be the backdrop to discuss how librarians can enhance context through spatial information instruction.

Speakers
GR

Grace Romund

University of Manitoba


Thursday May 23, 2019 14:25 - 15:10
3M59 - Manitoba Hall

14:25

Nth time's a charm: Library programming in residence for upper-year students
When ResLife approached our library to provide programming to upper-year students in residence, we ignored the grim history of librarians-in-residence and went for it. This session will outline lessons from the literature, and how we supported ResLife's learning outcomes. Participants will learn how they could offer library programming in residence.

Speakers
LM

Lindsay McNiff

Dalhousie University


Thursday May 23, 2019 14:25 - 15:10
2M67 - Manitoba Hall

15:10

Refreshment Break
Thursday May 23, 2019 15:10 - 15:30
Riddell Hall

15:30

Engaging Place and Practice: WILU 2019 Speaker's Panel
The dominant discourses that have emerged out of the current historical context of higher education not only give shape to the places where we learn and work but they also influence the formation of identity, experience, and the production of new information and culture. These discourses, to a large extent, determine:

  • What is learned?
  • What forms of knowledge and learning are credible?
  • What learning processes are deemed acceptable?
  • Who will be allowed a voice in this process?
  • Whose voices are validated and on what conditions?

This session will provide panelists and delegates an opportunity to participate in a moderated discussion on the place of libraries within academic learning communities, the ways they can contribute to higher education pedagogy, and provide students and faculty a more open, equitable learning environment. Questions posed to panelists and delegates will focus on four interrelated topics: Uncertainty & Learning, Decolonization, Power & Authority, and Identity & Voice. 

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Stommel

Jesse Stommel

University of Mary Washington
Jesse Stommel is Executive Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at University of Mary Washington. He is also Co-founder of Digital Pedagogy Lab and Hybrid Pedagogy: an open-access journal of learning, teaching, and technology. He has a PhD from University... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Dupont

Sarah Dupont

Aboriginal Engagement Librarian, University of British Columbia
Sarah Dupont is the Aboriginal Engagement Librarian at the University of British Columbia Library, which is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam people. Of settler-Canadian and Métis heritage, she is from Lheidli T’enneh traditional territory... Read More →
avatar for Emilia Marcyk

Emilia Marcyk

Instructional Technology/Teaching & Learning Librarian, Michigan State University
Emilia Marcyk is the Instructional Technology/Teaching & Learning Librarian at Michigan State University, where she develops instructional content, leads information literacy sessions for the First Year Writing program, and supervises student reference assistants. Her current professional... Read More →
FB

Francine Berish

Queen's University Library


Thursday May 23, 2019 15:30 - 16:15
Eckhardt Gramatté Hall

18:00

Dine Arounds
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.

View the list of restaurants and register

Thursday May 23, 2019 18:00 - 20:00
Multiple Locations
 
Friday, May 24
 

08:00

Breakfast
Friday May 24, 2019 08:00 - 09:00
Riddell Hall

09:00

Beyond the Soup Circle: Expanding Indigenous Library Services at Thompson Rivers University
How do we go beyond the library walls to support the diverse population of Indigenous students on campus? In this presentation, we'll share our successes and challenges of expanding library services within the library and at the on-campus Indigenous Centre, Cplul'kw'ten, at Thompson Rivers University.

Speakers
JW

Julia Wells

Thompson Rivers University
avatar for Amy McLay Paterson

Amy McLay Paterson

Assessment and User Experience Librarian, Thompson Rivers University
JL

Jessie Lampreau

Thompson Rivers University


Friday May 24, 2019 09:00 - 09:45
3M63 - Manitoba Hall

09:00

Encountering the university: First-year students and the challenges of reading scholarly materials
Are scholarly articles too challenging for first-year university students? This presentation will highlight the results of our qualitative study investigating the reading practices and attitudes of first-year students and faculty expectations of and support for reading. Can librarians help students feel a little less alienated by academic discourse?

Speakers
avatar for Glenda Insua

Glenda Insua

Reference & Liaison Librarian, University of Illinois at Chicago
AA

Annie Armstrong

University of Illinois at Chicago
CL

Catherine Lantz

University of Illinois at Chicago


Friday May 24, 2019 09:00 - 09:45
2M70 - Manitoba Hall

09:00

Leveraging place: Using manipulatives and kinesthetic learning strategies in the information literacy class
At Cabrini University, manipulatives and kinesthetic learning activities are part of the Library Instruction component of our first-year writing seminar. We explore research on kinesthetic learning strategies, discuss successful activities at Cabrini, and offer considerations for designing, creating, and deploying manipulatives for participants to use in their teaching.

Speakers
EK

Ellie Knickman

Cabrini University


Friday May 24, 2019 09:00 - 09:45
2L17 - Lockhart Hall

09:00

Online Andragogy: Designing information literacy for a faculty certificate program
Tasked with the creation of an online information literacy module, librarians used Bloom's to design learning outcomes and assessments. After implementation, the course is delivered using a blended learning environment to aid students in successful completion of the certificate program. Discover how to create authentic learning experiences for adult learners.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Zerr

Diane Zerr

Librarian, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
I’m a librarian whose responsibilities include borrower services and the Library Advisory Council. You can find her answering students’ questions, moderating the library’s online course, teaching IL classes, or at home, dancing by herself. She completed her MLIS at Dalhousie... Read More →
avatar for Tasha Maddison

Tasha Maddison

Librarian, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Tasha Maddison graduated from Wayne State University with an M.L.I.S. in 2012.  She is a Librarian at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.  Her research interests include: innovative teaching methodologies, resource discovery and integration of technology into classroom activities.  She has... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 09:00 - 09:45
2M67 - Manitoba Hall

10:00

Engaging with local mental hospital records to enhance library instruction: Changing practice for freshman psychology majors
This session presents how records from a local mental institution enhance an introduction to library resources for freshman psychology majors. Presenters will discuss the results of a pre- and post-test that measured changes in student enthusiasm and reflect on the successes and challenges of this collaboration, along with future plans.

Speakers
SL

Stacey Lavender

Special Collections Librarian, Ohio University
avatar for Paul Campbell

Paul Campbell

Subject Librarian for the Social Sciences, Ohio University


Friday May 24, 2019 10:00 - 10:45
2L17 - Lockhart Hall

10:00

Library Anxiety and Institutional Literacy: Addressing Potential Barriers to Information Literacy
This presentation will outline the underlying theory for and the development and launch of a personal librarian program for the 2018-19 year at the University of Regina, aimed at addressing library anxiety and other institutional literacy related barriers that can keep students from accessing resources that would help improve their information literacy.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Doerksen

Brad Doerksen

Student Success Librarian, University of Regina


Friday May 24, 2019 10:00 - 10:45
3M63 - Manitoba Hall

10:00

Re-examining the words we use: Revamping our LibGuides for improved user engagement
Early in our LibGuide revision planning process we examined how other universities in Canada and abroad organize their guides in select subject areas, what content they prioritize, and how they label the LibGuide navigation. This presentation shares what we learned from our LibGuide review and the subsequent changes made.

Speakers
MH

Melissa Helwig

W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library, Dalhousie University Libraries, Halifax, NS
Melissa Helwig is a librarian at the Kellogg Health Sciences Library at Dalhousie University.
JP

Jackie Phinney

W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library, Dalhousie University Libraries, Saint John, NB
KH

Kristy Hancock

School of Information Management, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
RP

Robin Parker

W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library, Dalhousie University Libraries, Halifax, NS


Friday May 24, 2019 10:00 - 10:45
2M70 - Manitoba Hall

10:45

Refreshment Break
Friday May 24, 2019 10:45 - 11:15
Riddell Hall

11:15

Closing Keynote - Indigenization of Information Practices: Ideas to inspire, Innovate & Implement

Indigenization.
Decolonization.
Reconciliation.
 
Information professionals have heard these terms used broadly in the academy in recent years, but how much time has been given to deeply understanding these terms and their application to our work, both as individuals and as a collective? With ALA accredited Library and Archival studies education core competencies still largely absent of a commitment to include Indigenous content in Canada, are we really comfortable with understanding the nuance and complexity of the work associated with these terms, specifically for libraries and archives? Who is doing this work, what does it look like, and where does this knowledge and experience come from? Before 2015, this work was taking place largely as grassroots efforts by Indigenous information professionals and allies, based on our cultural knowledges and experiences, and off the side of the desk of the positions we had been hired in to. 
 
In June 2015, the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission were released, and with them, Indigenization work in the academy shifted. The Calls to Action galvanized library leaders and employees alike in to action, and, since then, questions and concerns have been raised about how well-equipped our professions are to move forward in the work of responding. This conversation seeks to inspire Indigenization practices based on the experiences of the Xwi7xwa Library and the Indigitization program at UBC, and other Indigenous libraries and people encountered along the way. We will walk through some examples, teachings, and writings of Indigenous Elders and scholars to inspire a process of self-reflection and brainstorming for innovation. The conversation will reflect on the growth of Indigenization in the academy and call for action towards a shared responsibility of Indigenization practice in the information professions.


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Dupont

Sarah Dupont

Aboriginal Engagement Librarian, University of British Columbia
Sarah Dupont is the Aboriginal Engagement Librarian at the University of British Columbia Library, which is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam people. Of settler-Canadian and Métis heritage, she is from Lheidli T’enneh traditional territory... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 11:15 - 12:15
Eckhardt Gramatté Hall

12:15

12:30

Bagged Lunch
Friday May 24, 2019 12:30 - 13:00
Riddell Hall

13:00

Walking Tours
WILU 2019 has arranged three walking tours for conference attendees. All tours will run during the afternoon of Friday, May 24, 2019. Please note: there is a limited number of spots available so registration is first-come, first-served. To view full tour details and register, consult http://wilu2019.ca/venue/accommodations/.

Strike! The Walking Tour (1 hour)
This tour will explore the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, the longest and most violent labour conflict in North America. Cost is $6 CAD (cash or credit made to the vendor).
Departing at 1:00 pm from the conference registration desk to Old Market Square - https://goo.gl/maps/CMzv2cTiiUL2.

Strike! The Extended Walking Tour (1.5 hours)
This tour is an extended version of the first and covers the social causes leading up to the strike, as well as the events of the Winnipeg General Strike and aftermath. Cost is $6 CAD (cash or credit made to the vendor). 
Departing at 1:00 pm from the conference registration desk to Old Market Square - https://goo.gl/maps/CMzv2cTiiUL2.

Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Tour (1 hour)
This is a free English-language walk and talk tour of the Université de Saint-Boniface (USB), the only French-language university in the province of Manitoba and the first post-secondary educational institution to be established in Western Canada. Come discover the history of this 200-year old institution with university archivist, Carole Pelchat!
The tour starts at 2 pm and will meet at USB’s main entrance, 200 De la Cathédrale Avenue - https://goo.gl/maps/sxm1jJfpWKs.


Friday May 24, 2019 13:00 - 15:00
Multiple Locations