WILU 2018

The #WILU2018 conference will be held at…

The University of Ottawa!

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This call is now closed. Thank you to everyone who sent in a proposal!

University of Alberta Libraries invites interested institutions to apply to host the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) conference in 2018.


Procedures for Submitting a Proposal to Host WILU 2018

The University or Chief Librarian or Director of Libraries of the interested institution will apply in writing by Feb 27th 2017 to: Kim Frail and Tim Klassen, WILU 2017 Conference Co-chairs.

The proposal may be submitted by email to wilu2017@ualberta.ca with the subject line: WILU 2018 Host Proposal. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding your proposal.

Proposals will be approximately one page in length and should address the selection criteria.

Selection Criteria

  • Normally, WILU travels back and forth across Canada to ensure that participants from all regions have an opportunity to attend without long-distance travel; however, this pattern is flexible and all interested hosts will be considered.
  • Institutions interested in hosting must have the support of their University or Chief Librarian or Director of Libraries.
  • Applicants should demonstrate enough local interest to staff a conference committee.
  • Institutions should have suitable conference facilities.
  • Institutions must be able to offer all delegates accommodations, either on campus or in the vicinity of the conference facilities.
  • In the case of multiple applicants for the same year, preference may be given to institutions who have never hosted WILU or who have hosted it less recently than others.

Please refer to the WILU History page for an overview of WILU values and past conference themes.

Successful applicants will be notified by April 7th, 2017.