Conference venues / Lieux du congrès April 29, 2010

A few people have inquired about where the conference will take place. All sessions will take place on the McMaster campus, located at 1280 Main Street West in Hamilton. For session room assignments, please check the online program after Monday.


Veuillez noter que toutes les conférences auront lieu sur le campus universitaire, situé au 1280, rue Main O., à Hamilton. SVP consultez le blogue à partir de lundi pour savoir les salles désignées.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA): Info for Speakers April 27, 2010

The Government of Ontario recently enacted the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) for the public sector. The goal of the Act is to create standards to improve accessibility across the province.

What You Need to Do as a WILU 2010 Speaker to Comply with the Legislation

In order to comply with this legislation, and to ensure that WILU 2010 conference materials are accessible to all participants, it is important that the following materials be made available ahead of the conference.

Please send the following documents as email attachments to Krista Godfrey no later than Wednesday, May 5, 2010:

1. Materials for your presentation (PPT, handouts, etc.). These will be uploaded and made available via the conference web site in advance of the conference (more information below).

2. A text version of your PPT or Keynote presentation. For image heavy presentations, please consider preparing a written summary of your presentation in Word or OpenOffice.

If you are planning on showing a video clip, please ensure that it is captioned or provide a descriptive summary of it.

Instructions for sending Powerpoint Presentations to Word

– Go to File and choose send to Word

– If you have images, these will not be moved over. It might be a good idea to summarize the image if it is essential to your presentation.

Instructions for sending Keynote Presentations to Word

– Go to File, choose Export and choose PowerPoint

– Then see directions for sending Powerpoint Presentations to Word

If you don’t have Word, you can cut and paste text in OpenOffice, a free, opensource program

Delivering Accessible Presentations

More information about delivering accessible presentations is available at . You may also want to consult this PPT presentation, Universal Design for Library Instruction. Complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005, recently prepared by one our committee members, Laura Beauchamp, for McMaster library staff.

Online Archiving

In order to facilitate access to conference materials, we will be linking to speaker presentations from our programme page on the blog. When you send your full presentation and your adapted presentation materials, please specifiy your preferred location for posting. Options for posting include:

    send it to us and we can host it on our servers
    post it to slideshare and send us the link and we’ll direct to your slides
    post it to e-lis and send us the link and we’ll direct to your slides

If posting to slideshare or e-lis, please use the tag wilu2010.

If no preference is indicated, materials will be hosted at McMaster.

Need Help?

Should you have any questions or require additional assistance, we would be happy to help. Please contact Krista Godfrey or John Fink .

One week left to register / Dernière semaine pour les inscriptions April 19, 2010

Just a reminder that there is only one week left to register for the conference. The registration deadline is Monday, April 26, 2010.

Nous vous rappelons qu’il ne vous reste qu’une semaine pour vous inscrire au congrès. La date limite pour les inscriptions est le lundi 26 avril 2010.

Housing deadlines / Dates limites pour l’hébergement April 6, 2010

Just a reminder that the deadline for booking accommodation is next week. The deadline to book hotel rooms is April 11th and on-campus accommodation is April 12th.

Information on accommodation is available on the Accommodations page

Nous vous rappelons que la date limite pour réserver une chambre d’hôtel est le dimanche 11 avril; pour les résidences universitaires, veuillez réserver au plus tard le lundi 12 avril. Pour de plus amples renseignements, consulter