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

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Thursday, June 13 • 9:30am - 11:15am
What Faculty Want - Panel Report on AMICAL Faculty Use of Libraries

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  • Overview of the project (Nancy Foster)
  • Research Needs of AUCA Faculty and Their Vision of an “Ideal” Library – the result of social research
    The report will present the result of social research which conducted among AUCA faculty. The research is aimed at identifying the range of AUCA Faculty research projects and understanding how Faculty members use library resources doing research. This research will which libraries and library resources have been used and how AUCA Faculty members use them; to determine benefits and shortcomings of the libraries and library resources used by AUCA Faculty in their most recent and current research projects; and helps to improve collaboration between the library and faculty.
  • Ethnographic research on faculty needs at CEU
    CEU is participating in an ethnographic research on Faculty needs lead by Nancy Foster in the period February-May 2013. We are conducting interviews with 5-10 professors. The questions focus on how the Faculty members use the libraries in their research and teaching and how AMICAL could facilitate faculty collaboration across institutions.
  • Research Needs of JCU Faculty and Their Vision of an “Ideal” Library – the result of social research
    The report will present the result of social research which conducted among JCU faculty. The research is aimed at identifying Faculty research needs and habits to improve collaboration between faculty and library.
  • Faculty Research needs: are they really covered? The case of the American College of Thessaloniki.
    Academic libraries serve as a source of access to knowledge not only for the institution's course needs, but for faculty research requirements as well. How much material does the collection contain? What services should be offered in order to fulfill the instructors' personal research needs? Τhe American College of Thessaloniki team, consisting of one faculty, two librarians, and one instructional technologist, participated in the Faculty Research & Libraries Workshop, that took place in January, at John Cabot University, wishing to expand their knowledge on the qualitative research methods. The team interviewed several instructors who are currently working on research projects. This presentation is providing the survey results and the future goals for the Bissell Library. Comparisons with the other three institutions which participated at the workshop, will demonstrate similarities and differences in relation to the relative sizes of the institutions and the respective collection strengths.
  • Faculty interest in collaboration with AMICAL colleagues (Jeff Gima)

[order of presentations may differ from the list above]

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Nancy Foster

Director of Anthropological Research, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
I work on participatory design of technology, such as the eXtensible Catalog, and other software and library projects. This work has entailed studies of faculty members, staff, and students at my university and at universities all over the world My participation in AMICAL projects... Read More →


Stella Asderi

Instructional Librarian, The American College of Thessaloniki
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Jeff Gima

AMICAL Consortium Director, AMICAL Consortium / American University of Paris

Galina Gorborukova

Associate Professor, Sociology Department, American University of Central Asia

Isabella Clough Marinaro

Assistant Professor of Italian Studies, John Cabot University

Eleonora Moccia

Reference and Instruction Librarian, John Cabot University
Graduated in 2005 from Sapienza, University of Rome, with a Laurea Magistralis in Classics, Eleonora Moccia got her MLIS from CISLAB, University of Siena, in 2007, while she was already working at the Central National Library in Rome for her one year civil service. After another year... Read More →
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Ivett Molnar

Librarian, Central European University
Ivett is responsible for electronic resources in the CEU Library and also involved in training and consultation sessions organized by the Library. She holds MA degrees in Library science, Hungarian Language and Literature and a BA in English Language and Literature.
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Elisabetta Morani

Head Librarian, John Cabot University
Italian laurea in letters, Diploma of Library Science from the Vatican Library. Since 2004 I've been working at the Frohring Library, John Cabot University. I've attended all Amical meetings until now, and I look forward to this one for new ideas and opportunities for learning, networking... Read More →
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Livia Piotto

Head Librarian, John Cabot University
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Safia Rafikova

Director of the Library, American University of Central Asia
I graduated from the Kyrgyz State University with a degree in Russian Philology, and Bishkek Humanities University with a degree in Library and Information Science. I have been working at the AUCA since 2003. Since 2008 I serve as the Director of the Library. I am experienced in librarianship... Read More →

Russell Scragg

Librarian, American College of Thessaloniki
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Dimitris Tzouris

Educational Technology Specialist, Anatolia College
Learning agent, passionate with technology, education and lifelong learning. Web enthusiast and social media evangelist. Works as an Instructional Technologist at Anatolia Elementary, Anatolia High School and the American College of Thessaloniki. Computer Science teacher at Anatolia... Read More →

Thursday June 13, 2013 9:30am - 11:15am CEST
Aula Magna Regina (main lecture hall)
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