JCU Librarians and Faculty Attend AMICAL 2018

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AMICAL 2018 ConferenceFrom May 4 to May 7, JCU reference librarians Livia Piotto, Eleonora Moccia, and Manlio Perugini attended the AMICAL 2018 conference hosted by the American University of Central Asia. Like every year, the conference brought together librarians, technologists, and faculty from the 27 institutions that belong to the AMICAL Consortium.

JCU librarians were accompanied by Communications professor Antonio Lopez, an active member of the consortium, and English Literature professor Shannon Russell, who attended the conference for the first time, after participating in TALIX: Teaching and Learning Innovation Exchange last February.

All JCU attendees actively participated in the conference activities with several presentations:

Prof. Russell and Eleonora Moccia also attended the two-day workshop Digital tools for teaching, writing, and research: Building capacity in the Digital Humanities.

Head Librarian Elisabetta Morani could not attend the conference in person, but she presented remotely at the Library Resources Buyers Group annual meeting. She also received an award certificate for outstanding volunteer service for “her foundational work as Chair of the E-Resources Committee and her longstanding commitment to building a consortium that combines innovation with responsiveness to members’ current needs.”

“I’m honored to receive such a recognition, but to be honest I do not feel so generous. It is really my own interest to volunteer for AMICAL, an outstanding group of high-quality professionals. And our library directly benefits from the work I do for the AMICAL Electronic Resource Committee, resulting in the availability of digital collections at high discounts,” said Ms. Morani.