New media, new literacies, new models: Library-IT-Faculty collaboration in a learning intensive world
12-15 June 2013
John Cabot University (Rome)
AMICAL’s annual conference is the one opportunity each year for AMICAL members to meet face to face with colleagues from all the other American international universities in AMICAL, 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.
Keynote and Invited Speakers
Who should attend?
Librarians, IT staff, instructional technologists and designers, and faculty members - and anyone concerned with information services and their role in teaching and learning at AMICAL institutions - are all encouraged to attend. Faculty and academic leadership may be most interested in attending the latter half of the event, as indicated below.
12 June - Morning 13 June: Forum on library & information services
- Practical aspects of managing and delivering information services
- Core audience: librarians, IT staff, instructional technologists
Afternoon 13 June - 15 June: Main conference
- Presentations and discussions exploring the conference theme
- Core audience: faculty, librarians, IT staff, instructional technologists, academic leadership
Theme and Program
Technology is enabling students to engage like never before in self-directed - and collaboratively constructed - research, learning, and creative work. How are the roles of faculty, technologists and librarians changing to adapt to learning environments that increasingly engage them in the design and structuring of their own research and learning experiences? This year’s AMICAL Conference aims to help attendees respond to that question, through a program shaped around the broad theme of New media, new literacies, new models: Library-IT-Faculty collaboration in a learning intensive world.
Topics addressed by the 50+ sessions in the program cover a wide range of issues relevant to librarians, technologists and faculty at AMICAL institutions. Presentations, workshops, technology showcases, and discussions will engage participants in both practical skill-building and thought-provoking exchanges with colleagues around sub-themes including:
- Innovative library and learning technologies
- Understanding faculty use of libraries and technology
- Collaborating on multimedia content production
- Social media in teaching
- Online learning - engagement and assessment
- Information literacy program development
- Core academic competencies
The online program provides session descriptions, additional ways to connect with fellow participants, and personalized schedules with the sessions you’re most interested in.
Questions about the AMICAL Conference?
The latest and most complete info about the conference will always be posted to the Conference Hub on AMICALconnect (accessible to AMICAL members). If you don’t find your answer there, or are not eligible for access to AMICALconnect:
- questions about local organization of the event (including registration, hotel accommodations, ground transportation, etc.) can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- questions about the program, and about travel support for attendees, can be directed to email@example.com
Key event sponsors
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation