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Month: November 2022

Call for Proposals – 50th Annual Workshop on Instruction in Library Use (WILU)

Posted in Conference, and Professional Development

The 2023 Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) marks the 50th conference devoted to 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.

The Program Committee invites proposals for the 50th edition of WILU hosted at McGill University located in Montreal, Québec, Canada from May 16 to 19, 2023.

Proposal requirements

Each proposal must contain:

  1. Name and e-mail address of primary contact
  2. Names and affiliations of other presenters
  3. Title and abstract (for the program should your proposal be accepted, up to 100 words)
  4. Description
    1. Presentation – up to 350 words
    2. Workshop – up to 500 words (include learning outcomes and active learning strategies)
    3. Panel discussion – up to 350 words

Proposals will be accepted until Monday, December 5, 2022 at midnight. Please note that presentations can be in English or in French.

To find out more check out the link here!

If you have questions or comments, please contact us at 

Webinar – International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022

Posted in Professional Development

The Manitoba Accessibility Office and Manitoba Employment Equity Practitioners Association are pleased to be co-hosting a free virtual webinar “IDPD 2022:  United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” on Thursday, December 1, 2022, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm, via Zoom Platform.

To register for the webinar:  IDPD 2022: UN CRPD

Prior to the IDPD Webinar, you will receive an email with the Zoom Access Information in order to participate.

The webinar will begin with an overview of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities provided by Steven Estey, who is a leading Canadian expert on the Convention.  Mr. Estey has advanced disability rights for over three decades through his work with disability and human rights organizations, government, and United Nations agencies.

Mr. Estey’s overview will set the stage for a panel discussion about the significance of the Convention to Manitoba, with a focus on areas of concern to our panelists:

  • Diane Driedger
  • Justine Kiwanuka
  • Mary Lavigne
  • Carrie Pacey

Topics will include accessibility, employment, healthcare, and equal representation before the law.

The panelists’ diverse experience includes living with visible and invisible disabilities, alongside their unique perspectives as women of settler, immigrant, Métis and Indigenous roots.

For more information, please visit:


Posted in Conference

Manitoba Library Association is pleased to announce the return of MLA Conference

Save the Date: May 18-19, 2023


This year’s conference theme is Access and Accessibility. This theme will bring forward education with specific attention to the Accessibility for Manitobans Act and Accessibility Standard for Information and Communications, as well as topics addressing access and accessibility broadly – in keeping with MLA’s commitments to equity, diversity and inclusion as a key pillar in our programming.

Volunteer opportunities, call for proposals, and registration details to come!