RegistrationSupport for MembersVISA Information
ThemeSchedule Speakers Session FormatsProgram ProposalsFor Speakers & Conveners
This is the "About the Conference" page of the "AMICAL 2014" website.
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content
AMICAL's Annual Meeting & Conference for 2014 took place at The American College of Greece in Athens, 14-17 May 2014.


AMICAL Branding


About the Conference

AMICAL's annual conference is the one opportunity each year for AMICAL members to meet face to face with colleagues from the other American international universities in AMICAL, to discuss shared problems and solutions, and to hear from exceptional thinkers and practitioners whose work is influencing library and information services in higher education.

The AMICAL Conference is a small, intimate event that typically has just over 100 attendees, mainly from member institutions: librarians, IT directors, instructional technologists, faculty, but also deans and other administrators. This smallness and focus is one of its strengths, enabling a real sense of community that's ready to engage with each other and embark on collaborative projects in spite of the geographic and cultural distances. If you've never attended an AMICAL Conference, see the public site for last year's Conference.

Logo of DEREE - The American College of Greece

The American College of Greece

The American College of Greece (PIERCE – DEREE – ALBA) is a non-profit, non-sectarian educational institution that was founded in 1875. It is the largest and oldest American college in Europe offering undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as quality secondary education. ACG is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the most prestigious accrediting organization in the United States. ACG also has an affiliation agreement with the Open University of the United Kingdom, which validates ACG’s undergraduate degrees. The College has more than 4000 students and 35.000 alumni who live and work in dozens of countries around the world.

Past Meetings

AMICAL holds a combined meeting and conference every year, hosted by one of the member campuses. Recent meetings include:

2013 – Rome, Italy

New media, new literacies, new models: Library-IT-Faculty collaboration in a learning intensive world

2012 – Sharjah, UAE

The Value of Library and Information Services: Sharing Data and Assessing Impact

2011 – Beirut, Lebanon

e-Content: Collecting, Managing, Promoting, Teaching

2010 – Budapest, Hungary

Creating and Managing Digital Assets: Librarians, Information Technologists and Faculty Working Together

2009 – Yerevan, Armenia

The Learner's Perspective – Adapting Information Services for Today's Students

2008 – Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Learning from Each Other: Assessment and Collaborative Learning

2007 – Ifrane, Morocco

Integrating library and IT services for better learning

2006 – Cairo, Egypt

Integrated Learning: Collaboration with Faculty and Shareholders on Campus

2005 – Beirut, Lebanon

[Meeting focused on consortial organization]