Credo Reference at AMICAL
Today is the opening day of the Ninth Annual AMICAL Conference at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, and we’re excited to be attending! AMICAL is a Mellon Foundation-sponsored consortium that encourages collaboration among international and culturally-diverse institutions. The theme of this year’s conference is “The Value of Library and Information Services: Sharing Data and Assessing Impact.”
Today, Libraries Thriving is sponsoring the lunch at the international conference on information literacy. Value, assessment and collaboration are key focuses of our Libraries Thriving online community and are often covered in discussions on our forum and in our free educational seminars.
Jackie LaPlaca Ricords will lead a discussion over lunch about how AMICAL institutions and others interested in e-resources and innovation can collaborate on the online educational site. Some of the key ideas and resources from the AMICAL Conference will be shared on Libraries Thriving in our Conference Notes and Lessons discussion forum. Check back to this forum within the next few days for key information and ideas collected from the conference!
On Saturday, Jackie LaPlaca Ricords from Credo Reference will be an invited speaker on the topic of collaboration. Jackie will be presenting with Literati customers, such as the American University of Paris, on collaboration for information literacy goals and assessment. In Spring 2011, AUP librarians Michael Stöpel and Sally Murray developed a working partnership with Jackie and were invited to do beta testing and configuring of Literati by Credo. This Saturday, Jackie, Michael, and Sally will describe the process, lessons learned, and benefits of cooperating with other institutions in today’s information environment.
Learn more about Credo Reference’s upcoming conferences and virtual events here.