Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The National Library of the Philippines is sponsoring a National Conference of Children’s Librarians on October 13-15, 2014 in Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines.

They are looking for a speaker on one or more of the following topics for plenary sessions: 

They can choose from the ff:

1. Monday, 13 October 2014
       3:30PM – 4:30PM   Plenary Session I
       Envisioning a 21st Century Children’s Library

2. Tuesday, 14 October 2014
          9:00AM – 10:00 Plenary Session II
          Bringing Children and Books in the World of Digitization

3.      10:30AM – 11:30 Plenary Session III
        Clouding for the Children and young Adults Libraries

4.      3:30PM – 4:30 Plenary Session VI
        Digital Literacy at the Front Line of Library Services

You need to pay your own way to Manila.  They will pay for your interisland transport, two nights lodging around your presentation, food and “other hospitalities.   You might be able to negotiate more.   No honorarium.

Let me know if you are interested and I’ll put you in contact with the National Library in the Philippines.
I went to the Philippines in April under this arrangement and loved it.  The librarians there are marvelous and will take very good care of you.

Nancy

Nancy Bolt
Nancy Bolt & Associates
9018 Ute Drive
Golden, CO 80403
303 642 0338 (office)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

IRRT at ALA Annual 2013 in Chicago


FRIDAY, JUNE 28

Innovative Library Services and Programs in Digital Era – An International Perspective-IRRT Preconference
8:00 am- 1:00 pm (FOLLOWED BY LUNCH)
McCormick Place Convention Center - S401bc

Description: IRRT Preconference addresses important issues, trends, and strategies that contribute to the understanding of the transformation of 21th century libraries along with the emerging technology. This year’s preconference program features case studies related to digital library development and the preservation of local culture and historical heritages. The panel presentations highlight the interrelationships among digital preservation, digital resource development and management, as well as their presentation and dissemination to the global community.
Speakers: Speakers: Nancy E. Gwinn & Martin R. Kalfatovic, Smithsonian Libraries. Creating the Global Biodiversity Heritage Library; Anton duPlessis, Texas A&M University; Kent Norsworthy, University of Texas at Austin. Los Primeros Libros: Digital Collaboration to Facilitate New World Patrimony; Constantia Constantinou, SUNY Maritime College. Representing Cultural Knowledge and Heritage to the Worl; Leslie McCartney, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Gates of the Arctic National Park Project Jukebox and Gates of the Arctic Research Portal: Case studies of UAF’s Approach to Preservation and Access to Local Culture and Oral History; Valerie Hill, Texas Woman’s University. 3D Virtual Museums and Library Exhibits Promote International Information Literacy; Seangill Peter Bae, Columbia University. Resource Sharing Starts from Information Sharing; Use of ShareILL Wiki for International Interlibrary Loan
REGISTRATION now open: http://ala13.ala.org/register-now

International Relations Committee Meeting I
1:30 3:30 pm
McCormick Place Convention Center - N134

International Librarians Orientation
2:30 - 4:00pm
Hyatt regency McCormick Place - Regency Ballroom A
Description: This is a “must-attend” session for first-time international attendees and other members from abroad. ALA members will provide an overview of ALA, the conference, exhibits and the city of Chicago, including recommended programs and social activities. This program provides an opportunity to meet other colleagues who will help international librarians get the most from their conference experience.


SATURDAY, JUNE 29

IRC/IRRT All Subcommittee Meeting
8:30-11:00am
McCormick Place Convention Center - Hall A, Meeting room B


IFLA Update
10:30 am – 11:30 am
McCormick Place Convention Center - Hall A, Meeting room B


Ebooks in Europe and Beyond
3:00 -4:00 pm
Description: Think only libraries in the United States are concerned about access to Ebooks? Ebooks are a growing worldwide phenomena, and efforts in Europe and elsewhere can impact your libraries ability to access Ebooks from other countries and in other languages. Get a better understanding of Ebook use around the world, and here how IFLA and the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) are making the case for libraries.
Presenter: Gerald Leitner Secretary General Austrian Library Association

Improve Your Spanish Language Collection through the ALA-FIL Free Pass Program
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
McCormick Place Convention Center - N427d
Description: If you haven’t gone to the Guadalajara Book Fair as part of the ALA-FIL Free Pass Program you’ve missed out on the ultimate Spanish language collection development experience. Hear from fellow librarians from all types of libraries describe how their visits to the Guadalajara Book Fair have enriched their collections, enhanced their cultural knowledge, and improved their services to their Spanish language communities. Learn how you be part of the program.

Libraries Transform Lives in Brazil
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
McCormick Place Convention Center - N427bc

Description: Come hear about how Brazilian public libraries are transforming themselves, and a new national advocacy program under development.

Public Libraries in China Today
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
McCormick Place Convention Center - S106b

Description: Public libraries in China, like the rest of the country, have seen dramatic growth the last fifteen years. Come hear members of a visiting delegation from the Library Society of China discuss public library development and services in their country, including initiatives for children and young adults.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30
Executive Committee Meeting-IRRT
8:30 am - 11:00 am
Hilton Chicago Hotel - PDR 2

International Poster Session
10:30 am - 12:00pm
McCormick Place Convention Center - Exhibit Floor

Emerging Technologies, Emerging Economies: Transforming International Libraries-IRRT Paper Session
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
McCormick Place Convention Center - S402b
Description:

Bridging the Digital Divide: Technology and Information Access in Africa
1:00 pm - 2:30pm
McCormick Place Convention Center - S103bc

Description: Technology has brought changes in library service delivery, and the Internet has become the dominant mode of information exchange in libraries. New opportunities for collecting, organizing, disseminating local content and providing access to remotely distributed resources have emerged. In Africa this transformation has been slow due to the digital divide. There are some efforts ongoing to close the gap. This panel presentation will describe technology initiatives in African libraries and provide insights to the challenges encountered in efforts to utilize technology to enhance services. Panelists will discuss digitization projects, institutional repositories, resource sharing, Internet connectivity and other technologies.
Speakers: -Graziano Kr├Ątli, Digital Projects and Technology Librarian, Yale University Divinity School Library, Title of the presentation: West African Arabic Manuscript Heritage at a Crossroads: Dust to Digital or Digital Dust?
-Jane Kinney Meyers, President, Lubuto Library Project® Inc, Title of Presentation: Singing the songs of continuation: libraries worldwide join forces to restore Zambia’s literary heritage
-Yetunde Zaid (Ph.D), Head, Readers' Services Department, Main Library, University of Lagos, Nigeria, Mrs. Olubukola Olatise, Circulation Librarian, Main Library, University of Lagos, Nigeria, Title of Presentation: Past imperfect, Present continuous and Future perfect: Paradigm Shift in Information Service Provision In Nigerian University Libraries
-Innocent Rugambwa, Director, Library Services, Parliament of Uganda, Title of Presentation: Meeting the Changing Needs of the Parliament

The End(s) of the Library
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
McCormick Place Convention Center - N427d
Description: Art and libraries intersect in this overview of a magnificent series of commissioned exhibitions by U.S. and German artists that were coupled with a discursive program held at the Goethe Institute in New York. Rather than idealize the library in crisis by offering a nostalgic look at its past or recuperative speculation about its future, the invited artists propose a number of divergent positions from within the library, showing it to be a site of infinite invention. Definitely a program outside the box.
Speakers: Jenny Jaskey, Curator, David Horvitz, Artist, Raphael Lyon, Artis


MONDAY, JULY 1

Training: The Key to Sustainable International Library Development Projects- ISLD
8:30-10:00am
McCormick Place Convention Center - N226
Description: Join ISLD in an exploration of the importance of training in the sustainability of international library development projects. Marcy Carrel, Technical Information Specialist at Peace Corps, will present on the development, content and implementation of the newly created “Sustainable Library Development Training Package,” a set of resources designed for training Peace Corps Volunteers engaged in library projects. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about additional training materials and models used by a variety of organizations involved in international library development projects. You will leave with a collection of training resources for your project.
Speakers: Marcy Carrel , Technical Information Specialist , Peace Corps; Connie Champlin , IRRT, Interational Sustainable Library Development Interest Group; Min Chou , Chinese American Librarians Association; Barbara Ford , Mortenson Center for International Library Programs; Jane Mirandette , President, Treasurer, San Juan del Sur Biblioteca; Susan Schnuer , Mortenson Center for International Library Programs

International Relations Committee II
1:00 – 2:30pm
McCormick Place Convention Center - S504bc

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility-IRRT Chair's Program
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
McCormick Place Convention Center - S404a

Description: The talk will address the power of video games as a maturing medium and a largely untapped tool "for good". It will make an impassioned case for using games for social impact and learning, with an overview of the latest trends and core challenges. Burak will share some case studies and success stories including his unique entry to the field, leading the team behind the award-winning game "PeaceMaker" around the Middle-East Conflict. Attendees will learn about the field at large and how Games for Change is leading the future of this movement, including showcasing games in public spaces, museums and libraries.
Speaker: Asi Burak, Co-President Games for Change

International Librarians Reception
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Harold Washington Public Library
Winter Garden Atrium (9th floor)
Description: Please join the International Relations Round Table (IRRT) in welcoming and celebrating with librarians from more than 80 countries at the ALA Annual Conference. Open to all conference attendees, this reception offers a unique opportunity to network with hundreds of information professionals from around the world. Join us for a mixing of culture and ideas, regional cuisine, hors d’oeuvres and open bar (this event is free for international librarians). ALA President, Maureen Sullivan, will announce the recipients of the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Projects. Winners of the Bogle Pratt Award and the OCLC Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award for International Librarianship will be announced.
Advance registration is required. No tickets will be sold at the site.

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility-IRRT Chair's Program


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
McCormick Place Convention Center - S404a

Description: The talk will address the power of video games as a maturing medium and a largely untapped tool "for good". It will make an impassioned case for using games for social impact and learning, with an overview of the latest trends and core challenges. Burak will share some case studies and success stories including his unique entry to the field, leading the team behind the award-winning game "PeaceMaker" around the Middle-East Conflict. Attendees will learn about the field at large and how Games for Change is leading the future of this movement, including showcasing games in public spaces, museums and libraries.
Speaker: Asi Burak, Co-President Games for Change

Monday, November 26, 2012

Call for International Papers and Projects

The American Library Association’s International Papers Committee invites proposals for presentations to be made at the next ALA Conference in Chicago, IL. The theme for this year’s program is: Emerging Technologies, Emerging Economies: Transforming International Libraries.

Proposals should be submitted electronically (as a single Microsoft Word or PDF attachment to the International Relations Office via email to intl@ala.org with a copy to valegal@gmail.com and Buenaventura.basco@ucf.edu Deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, December 21, 2012. Guidelines for proposals may be found at: http://www.ala.org/offices/iro/iroactivities/papersession

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cycling for Libraries: Live Stream!

Two of my former students, Karen Holt and April Kessler, are part of the Cycling for Libraries team.

You can follow the live stream at: Cycling for Libraries

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

IRRT Chairs--thanks for your patience!

Chairs of IRRT Committees,

Thank you for your willingness to serve on an IRRT Committee!
I know that you've been asking for a way to communicate with each other.
I just set up an ALACommunity for IRRT Chairs. I sent each of you an invitation, using the email address that is associated with your ALA directory information. Delin Guerra has just followed up, letting me know that tomorrow (Thursday, 12 July) you will be added to a new electronic list for IRRT Committee Chairs, the IRRT Executive Board, and our IRRT ALA Counselor.

Please let me know how I as IRRT Chair can help you do your work! Remember that Carol Kem now has the responsibility to make new and renewed committee appointments.

Mahalo, thanks, and cheers,

Loriene

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thank you for considering an IRRT Committee Appointment. Part 2: Requesting an Appointment



This spring IRRT moved to a Drupal based appointment process. This vastly improves the appointment process. Thank you for your persistence in working with us through this migration!

How to use the IRRT Volunteer Form

About the Form

People interested in serving on an IRRT committee must now complete a special online form. The online volunteer form collects information about your background, the kind of work you would like to do, and the names of groups to which you would like an appointment.

Accessing the Form

  • Go to the ALA web site (www.ala.org)
  • Click on "Log In" in the upper right hand corner of the home page. Enter your ALA login and password. Please Note: you cannot access the form if your ALA membership is not current.
  • Next, go to the Committee Volunteer form at:
Committee Volunteer Form
http://www.ala.org/CFApps/Committee/volunteerform/volunteerform.cfm
[Note: If you did not log in at ala.org, you'll first be taken to the generic ALA login screen before you can proceed to the Committee Volunteer Form.]

Completing the Form
  • On the welcome screen will be a dropdown box. Make sure that you click on the box to open the dropdown menu.  Click on IRRT. Then click CONTINUE.
  • Clicking CONTINUE gets you to the first page of the form. Fill out as much information as you can. Then scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  • At the bottom of the first page is another selector drop down for locating the groups for which you want to volunteer. First select IRRT, then click CONTINUE. You will now see a listing of all IRRT Committees.
  • Remember that you can have up to 3 ALA appointments a year.
  • Select from 1 to 3 IRRT committees. After making your selections, click CONTINUE to access a review page to verify your selections
  •         Clicking SUBMIT on the review page enters your form in the database and creates a final receipt page which details your volunteer requests through the most current session. You may want to print this page for your records.
        If this works, Dr. Carol Kem, 2012-2013 IRRT Chair-Elect can then go online to review your committee requests and to verify that there is an opening on the committee(s) you have selected. Later you will receive an email message inviting you to accept a specific appointment!