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October 30, 2006



WILU2007 - The 36th Annual Workshop in Library Use will take place May 16-18, 2007 at York University in Toronto, Ontario.

The theme of this conference is Teach Every Angle. York University is known for its multicultural and diverse student population that reflects the broader Canadian mosaic, its tradition of interdisciplinarity, and an emphasis on social justice in its approach to teaching, learning and inquiry. We aim to offer a conference program that encourages delegates to think beyond the traditional boundaries of theory and practice to progressive and alternative approaches to information literacy.

The submission form and further information about the conference, including suggested topics and presentation formats, is available at http://www.yorku.ca/wilu2007/programme/

The deadline for submissions is November 24, 2006.

For a list of keynote speakers for WILU2007, please see http://www.yorku.ca/wilu2007/speakers/


AAFD2007 - Le 36e Atelier annuel sur la formation documentaire aura lieu du 16 au 18 Mai 2007 à l'Université York à Toronto, Ontario.

Le thème de cette conférence sera Voir Chaque Point. L'Université York est connue pour son multiculturisme, et la diversité de son corps étudiant qui reflète l'étendue de la mosaïque Canadienne, avec sa tradition interdiciplinaire, et son accent sur la justice sociale dans l'enseignement. Nous avons l'intention d'offrir un programme de conférence qui encouragera les participants a penser au dela de la limite des théories et des pratiques traditionelles, et a adopter une perspective plus progressive concernant l'instruction de l'information (information literacy).

Pour le formulaire de soumission de présentation d'articles ou d'ateliers, veuillez voir l'adresse suivante: http://www.yorku.ca/wilu2007/programme/indexfr.html. Vous y trouverez aussi quelques exemples de sujets proposés et des formats de présentation ainsi que d'autres renseignments au sujet de la conférence.

Le dernier jour pour soumettre est le 24 Novembre, 2006.

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ACRL Immersion Institute in Winnipeg!

Institute for Information Literacy
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
August 5-10, 2007

ACRL's Institute for Information Literacy (IIL) invites you to apply
for its first international Immersion program which will be held at the
University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, August 5-10, 2007.
Immersion '07 will be four-and-one-half days of intensive training and
education for academic librarians. Immersion '07 will provide you
with the intellectual tools and practical techniques to help you build
or enhance your instruction programs. A faculty of nationally
recognized librarians will offer the program. Program sessions fall
into two separate tracks:

This track focuses on individual development for those
who are interested in enhancing, refreshing, or extending their
individual instruction skills. Curriculum includes classroom techniques,
learning theory, leadership, and assessment framed in the context of
information literacy. Participants selected for the Teacher Track will
prepare a description of an instructional situation and a related
presentation in advance of the Immersion program. During Immersion,
participants will revise the presentation based on feedback from
colleagues and faculty.

This track focuses on developing, integrating, and
managing institutional and programmatic information literacy programs.
Participants selected for the Program Track will develop individual case
studies in advance of the Immersion program. Change dynamics, systems
thinking, institutional outcomes assessment, scalability, and the
integration of teaching, learning, and technology will be brought to
bear on analyzing the various programmatic challenges presented in the
case studies. Immersion participants will be expected to develop the
case studies into an action plan for implementation at the home

Complete details about Immersion '07 as well as the online application
form and instructions are online at www.ala.org/acrl/events (Click
"Immersion '07"). Acceptance to the Immersion Program is
competitive; participation is limited to 90 individuals to ensure an
environment that fosters group interaction and active participation.
The application deadline is Friday, December 1, 2006.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available for Teacher
Track applicants only. Details are available online.
Questions concerning the program or application process should be
directed to Margot Conahan at 312-280-2522; msutton@ala.org.

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA),
representing more than 13,000 academic and research librarians and
interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership
organization in North America that develops programs, products and
services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians.
Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the
role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research

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