Welcome Participants to 10th Annual AMICAL Conference

10th Annual AMICAL Conference

10th Annual AMICAL Conference

From June 11th to June 15th, John Cabot University will have the honor of hosting the 10th annual conference of the American International Consortium of Academic Libraries (AMICAL).

The conference is the most important event of the year for AMICAL, which is a consortium of 26 American liberal arts colleges abroad. It is the one opportunity each year for members to meet face to face with colleagues from member universities to discuss shared problems and solutions, and to hear from some of the most influential leaders in the worlds of libraries and learning technologies in higher education.

This year’s conference theme is New Media, New Literacies, New Models: Library-IT-Faculty Collaboration in a Learning Intensive World.

Says JCU’s Head Librarian Elisabetta Morani, “We at the Frohring Library are privileged to be hosting AMICAL’s 10th annual conference. It is really a must date for anyone concerned with information services and their role in teaching and learning.”

The conference will feature an exceptional group of keynote speakers and many other presentations and workshops, in a wide variety of formats.

Keynote and Invited Speakers:
Char Booth (Instruction Services Manager & E-Learning Librarian, Claremont Colleges)
Keynote: “Informing Innovation: Contextual Investigation for Effective Academic Technology Practice

Gardner Campbell (Director, Professional Development and Innovative Initiatives, Division of Learning Technologies, Associate Professor of English, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
Keynote: “The Arts of Freedom in a Digital Age

Tracy Mitrano (Director of IT Policy and Institute for Computer Policy and Law, Cornell University)
Keynote: “What Traditional Liberal Arts Education has to Offer “MOOCs:” Information Competency, Interdisciplinary Classrooms and Active Learning

Nancy Foster (Director of Anthropological Research, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester) will lead a workshop on Participatory Design of Library Websites as well as a panel report on studies of faculty library use at AMICAL institutions.

Over 110 librarians, IT staff, instructional technologists and designers, and faculty members are registered for the conference.

The John Cabot University Community is welcome to attend.

Download the conference schedule.