The library is named in memory of Dr. John Micallef. Dr. Micallef was born in Victoria, Gozo and educated at the Lyceum in Valetta, Malta. He received a BA (Hons.) in languages from the University of London and an MA in Comparative Philosophy (Linguistics). Further studies included a Licentiate in Philosophy (magna cum laude) at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy and Heythrop College, Oxford, UK. Dr. Micallef was a fellow of the Philosophical Society of England and a Fellow of the College of Preceptors, England. He was a Professor of Philosophy and a student of theology for much of his adult life and held various teaching positions in a number of Canadian and American universities. He published widely in his chosen fields of philosophy and linguistics. He was fluent in English, Italian, Maltese, French, Latin, and Spanish and had a working knowledge of Classical Greek, Classical Arabic, Classical Hebrew, German, and Portuguese.