IL Palooza 2018 Schedule

7-202C – MacEwan University Library

Time Session Description
1:00pm – 1:05pm Welcome Open of IL Palooza 2018
1:05pm – 2:30pm Screencast-O-Matic Workshop Hands-on workshop with Kim Peacock on the free screencast video making tool
2:30pm – 3:15pm Coffee/snack break & viewing Enjoy a free beverage and snack while we showcase the videos that were created in the workshop
3:15pm – 4:30pm Lighting strike sessions Copyright, peer review, open access and more! Student journals as teaching tools for complex information literacy skills [Sonya Betz]

Self-assessment of teaching practices through reflective journal writing [Janice Kung]

Critical frameworks and threshold concepts: Writing centres and libraries in collaboration [Geneve Champoux]

Engaging student bodies: Ideas for embodied information literacy learning [Sarah Polkinghorne]

Student response systems for assessment, engagement, and a touch of chaos [Tara Stieglitz]



Registration for IL Palooza Now Closed

We’ve reached the maximum capacity for IL Palooza 2018 and have closed registration. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email

Registration is now open for IL Palooza 2018!

Join us on Tuesday, April 24 from 1:00-4:30pm for a free information literacy conference. IL Palooza 2018 will kick off with a hands-on Screencast-O-Matic workshop, followed by a showcase of the screencasts made in the workshop, a coffee break and then lighting strike sessions. It will be held at MacEwan University’s City Center Campus in room 7-202C (library lab).

 Register here; please note that space is limited so early registration is suggested:

 Registration will be kept open until Friday, April 6, or until maximum capacity is reached.

 Don’t forget that the call for proposals for lightning strike sessions is open until March 16. More details here.

Lightning Strike Sessions – Call for Proposals

What’s exciting you about instructions these days?

IL Palooza 2018, a free information literacy conference, will take place on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 1:00-4:30pm at MacEwan University’s John L. Haar Library. We welcome proposals on all subjects related to instruction – from projects to techniques to assessment and more! Please share a max. 200-word description including title, library or organization, and your name. A lightning strike will consists of a 10-minute presentation followed by a few minutes for questions.

Submit proposals to: by Friday, March 16, 2018.

Save the Date – IL Palooza 2018

Mark your calendars!

IL Palooza 2018 will take place on Tuesday, April 24, 1:00PM-4:30PM, at MacEwan University’s City Centre Campus. IL Palooza is a free half-day information literacy conference.

The afternoon will start with a hands-on Screencast-O-Matic workshop []. Using the free version of this tool, you will be able to quickly create screencasts and videos. The workshop will be followed by coffee and lightning strike talks. More details and registration to follow.

Is anything in particular exciting you about instructions these days? Watch for the call for proposals for lightning strikes coming in early February.