Interest Groups aim to create “communities of practice” among AMICAL members in topics of broad interest, across professional roles when possible.
Interest Groups are dynamic, responsive to members’ demonstrated interests, and based on the idea that groups should evolve or give way to new and different groups as member interests change. Their activities support member interests, while aligning with AMICAL’s mission and, where possible, our current grant’s priorities.
The following Interest Groups are currently active:
- Open Source Library Systems (Convener: Omar Farhoud).
- Teaching Writing (Convener: Jasmina Najjar). This group brings together faculty, librarians, and technologists to exchange resources (from assignments to course material and examples of good writing), bounce off ideas, discuss/conduct research, and even kick start collaborations.
- Library Resources Buyers Group (Convener: Elisabetta Morani). This group consists of advisors from all institutions that are interested in purchasing e-resources as part of the consortium. Its purpose is to advise the E-Resources Committee on negotiation and strategy. This is a closed group limited to group members (advisers). If you wish to join, contact the convener.
- Faculty Development Centers (Convener: Anguelina Popova). This group aims to provide support to the community of instructional designers, faculty and other staff engaged in professional development in the areas of teaching and learning at in the AMICAL institutions. It serves as a place for the exchange of ideas, resources, and experiences on how to organise the work, activities, and impact of Faculty Development Centers locally, and within AMICAL. This is a closed group limited to directors and staff of faculty development centers. If you wish to join, contact the convener.
Joining an interest group will allow you to receive notifications when new topics are posted in their discussion space, including announcements for meetings, events and other activities.