AMICAL 2018, to be held 4-7 May at the American University of Central Asia, marks our 15th annual meeting and conference.
What’s in the future for education at international liberal arts institutions? What’s changing in the ways that students and faculty acquire, use, create and share information and scholarship? This year’s conference will set the stage for AMICAL members to engage with each other and with invited experts on those questions — and on many other questions related to libraries, technology and learning at our member institutions.
Basic information about the event is provided below, but we’ll launch the full event site later this fall with an overview of anticipated features of the program, a call for proposals, and information about financial support, accommodations and the venue.
The AMICAL Conference brings together staff and faculty who are passionate about improving the learning experience of their students through innovative and effective use of libraries, information and technology.
AMICAL’s consortial programs generally aim for the collaborative involvement of librarians, technologists and faculty from member campuses. Here are some of the specific profiles for whom this year’s Conference may be of interest:
- Faculty interested in information literacy, digital literacies, digital pedagogy, and other digital initiatives
- Faculty coordinating First Year Experience programs and other general education initiatives involving digital and information literacy components
- Directors of libraries
- Librarians involved with information literacy programs, instructional technology, or digital initiatives
- Directors of instructional/academic technology units
- CIOs and IT directors
- Coordinators of teaching and learning centers, and others in faculty development roles
- Instructional designers and technologists
- Deans and other academic officers
The Conference helps these groups respond to the unique challenges and rich opportunities at member institutions, where internationally diverse student and staff populations adapt the American liberal arts curricular model to their regional environments.