American International Consortium of Academic Libraries (AMICAL) is an international consortium of American-model, liberal arts institutions of higher learning. The AMICAL Consortium’s mission is to advance learning, teaching and research through the collaborative development of library and information services and curricular resources at member institutions.
Founded in 2004, AMICAL brings together 29 institutions of higher education located in 22 countries across Eastern, Central and Western Europe, West and North Africa, the Middle East, Central and Southern Asia, and Russia. Operating in diverse cultural contexts but committed to the American model of liberal education, AMICAL institutions have chosen to collaborate for mutual benefit and to support the advancement of learning and teaching. Established with the unique purpose of introducing an American model of higher education to Armenia, the American University of Armenia continues to be the only provider of American education in Armenia.