Thursday, April 21, 2016


Each year, the IRRT Chair’s Program features speakers who present on a specific theme

related to international relations and the library. This year, the theme for the IRRT Chair’s

Program is:

“Best Practices for Internationalizing Libraries: Public, School, Academic”

The IRRT Chair’s Program Committee seeks presenters willing to share best practices of any

variety. Have you developed any international programs at your library? Have you begun to

collect international materials to diversify your collection or connect with your local community?

Do you bring in speakers to discuss international events? Then we invite you to share your

practice with our audience!

Examples of topics (presentations are NOT limited to these topics; creativity is welcomed and


  •  providing diverse language materials or ESL/ELL/citizenship classes
  •  adding reading materials from other countries or multicultural resources
  •  outreach and instruction to international students, establishing overseas
  • partnerships, or visiting librarian programs
  •  international film programs

Presentation Format:

The program will be held Monday, June 27, 1:00-2:30pm  in the Orange County Convention

Center.  Each presentation—as either a PowerPoint or photos—will be between 5-10 minutes.

Bring your energy! Tell your story! Applicants are encouraged to consider creative and effective

presentations to connect attendees with the topic.

Deadline: All proposals must be submitted by April 25, 2016

Submission Guidelines:

Proposals should include:

1.      Title of the presentation

2.      A 150 - 250 biography of the presenters/panelists

3.      Name, title, institutional affiliation, and full contact information of the presenters/panelists

4.      An abstract of 150 - 300 words, describing their presentation

Proposals should be submitted to: IRRT Chair’s Program Co-Chairs,

Paula Smith and Jeremiah Paschke-Wood

“Best Practices for Internationalizing Libraries: Public, School, Academic”

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