Innovative Practices: Developing Sustainable Programs, Mobilizing Support for Your Library! - IRRT Preconference
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Anaheim Convention Center - 201C
($75, followed by lunch, plan to stay until 3pm) –REGISTRATION STILL AVAILABLE ONSITE
Learn about & discuss four interesting case studies, featuring partnerships, teamwork, and collaborations with global perspectives:
» China and the United States: Playing a leadership role in International Collaboration –Experiences from a Grant Project, presented by Shuyong Jiang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
» Kenya National Library Service and Maria’s Libraries: Notes from Kenya: testing innovative approaches and leapfrogging technologies through a network of libraries, for the social, political, and economic development of communities in resource-poorsettings, presented by Ariel Schwartz, University of Texas at Austin; Eva Kaplan, Maria's Libraries, Kenya
» Nepal, India, Egypt, Guatemala and Tanzania and the United States: A Solution in Sight: A Global Partnership to Improve Access to Ophthalmic Information in Developing Countries, presented by Pamela Sieving, National Institutes of Health Library; Suzanne Gilbert, Seva Foundation; Bette Anton, University of California at Berkeley; Katherine Judson, Seva Foundation.
» Romania and the United States: Romania’s Impact Group A Success Story: Evaluating
IREX’s Biblionet Program and Seeking Sustainability, presented by Constantin Mituca,
Gorj County Public Library, Romania
»Participate in the workshop session, "Library Partnerships: What Benefits Your Users?" conducted by Susan Schnuer & Barbara Ford, the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs
» Examine how to identify, maintain, and assess partnerships that will support the mission of your library and meet the needs of your users.
International Librarians Orientation
2:30 – 4:00 pm
Hilton Anaheim-California B
Description: An introduction to the ALA Conference and the city of New Orleans, for International and other attendees from abroad. ALA members will provide an overview of the conference, including recommended programs and social activities. Learn about conference transportation, the ALA's Exhibit Hall and the meaning of the ALA's many acronyms. Meet your mentors and representatives from ALA's many divisions and round tables who will help international librarians get the most from the conference experience. (For International librarians outside the U.S.)
SATURDAY, JUNE 23
IRRT/IRC All Subcommittee Meeting
- 8:00- 9:00 am IRRT Chairs Meeting
- 9:00- 10:00am IRRT Subcommittee Meetings
- 8:00–11:00am IRC Committee Meetings
Anaheim Marriott—Grand Salon F
“Expecting the Unexpected: Libraries Respond to Profound Change” – 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Anaheim Convention Center—202B
Description: Increasingly, economic, political and human crises, along with natural disasters, constitute a recurrent reality around the world. The effect of large-scale disaster and economic disruption are being felt far and wide and impacting libraries in diverse ways. Libraries are casualties of natural disasters, from earthquakes to hurricanes, as well as civil unrest and wars. Sudden cuts in library budgets have resulted in severe staff reductions, privatization and even closures.
Four presenters from around the world will share their experiences about how they have prepared for or coped with profound change. Speakers: Carolyn Robertson, Christchurch City Libraries, New Zealand; Carol Brandenburg, Lincoln University, New Zealand; Megan Hodge, Chesterfield County (VA) Public Library, United States Presented: Michael R. Mabe; Beth Joy Patin and Maria Garrido, University of Washington; Carolyn F. Runyon and Meggan Houlihan, The American University in Cairo
SUNDAY, JUNE 24
IRRT Executive Board Meeting
8:00 am – 11:00 noon
Anaheim Marriott - Room 315
International Poster Session
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Anaheim Convention Center - Exhibit Floor
Description: This is a forum for librarians from around the world to highlight their libraries and to share their successful ideas with colleagues by presenting a research study, a practical problem-solving effort or an innovative library program.
MONDAY, JUNE 25
Of Mutual Benefit: The Sister Library Initiative and International Sustainable Library Development (ISLD)
10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Anaheim Convention Center –201C
Description: Sister Library partnerships provide a mutual source of pride, opportunity, and inspiration between two institutions. Come and listen to ALA librarians from academic and public libraries discuss their Sister Library partnerships with libraries from around the world and how these initiatives enhance global awareness, facilitate intercultural communication, and increase the sustainability of library programs and services.
Speakers/Partner Libraries: Carol Hodges, Tidewater Community College. Puerta Abierta Library, Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala; Jamie Larue, Douglas County Libraries, Colorado and Gina Millsap, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Kansas. Bulgarian Library Project; John Boyd and Beth Cramer, Appalachian State University. La Biblioteca Th'uruchapitas, Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Mātauranga Māori in New Zealand Libraries: A presentation and workshop on Maori knowledge in New Zealand libraries-
IRRT Chair’s Program
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Anaheim Convention Center—205A
Description: Treaty of Waitangi settlements are enabling iwi/hapu (tribal) entities to build repositories to house their own taonga (treasures) and mātauranga (knowledge) which can affect mainstream libraries throughout Aotearoa (New Zealand) , as iwi contemplate repatriation of their iwi/hapu taonga. Te Ropu Whakahau (Māori in Libraries and Information Management) has developed a one-day workshop, Mātauranga Māori in New Zealand Libraries. This workshop provides a professional development opportunity for non-Māori librarians, on how to work with iwi/hapu through true partnership, by acknowledging the importance of Matauranga Māori values and practices.
This applies to the resources contained within the collections in which they work, as well as the customers they serve. This session showcases the structural framework of an indigenous model; allows participants to experience the content of the workshop; provides innovative ideas on workshop delivery (and the challenges of delivering in earthquake ravaged Christchurch, Kai Tahu, one of the richest iwi of Aotearoa); and includes participant attendance and feedback. This presentation serves as a model for information professionals who seek to be inclusive of indigenous culture and values within their organizations.
Speakers: Mereana Coleman, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi Library, Aotearoa New Zealand; Eddie Neha, Ngati Maniapoto Trust Board, Aotearoa New Zealand
International Librarians Reception
6:00 – 8:00 pm
241 S. Anaheim Blvd.
BUSES will depart from HILTON ANAHEIM HOTEL starting at 5:15pm
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. Advance registration is required. Tickets: $45 (This event is free for international librarians)