Purpose To share conference highlights and introduce new speakers. Design/methodology/approach A conference report of the LOEX-of-the-West Conference held in June 2006 in Hawaii demonstrating trends and techniques in library instruction while addressing the use of current and emerging technologies in library instruction. Findings Library instruction must be relevant to students and compliment the academic programs in which they are enrolled. The theme of Information literacy for a lifetime, suggests how fluid the library landscape is and how necessary it is to incorporate appropriate technologies that are commonly used by students in their daily lives to support the goals for instruction. Originality/value Introducing sessions and presentations that utilized different instructional technologies this conference report suggests some rather creative strategies for teaching and offering bibliographic instruction.