Monday, October 31, 2016

IRRT is Seeking Candidates to Run for Office in the 2017

IRRT is seeking candidates to run for office in the 2017 ALA Elections for terms beginning after Annual Conference 2017. IRRT is seeking candidates for the offices of Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer and a Member-at-Large.

Candidates must be current members of IRRT and have served for at least one year on an IRRT committee. Officers must be able to attend all ALA Midwinter and Annual Conferences for the duration of their commitments. All officers serve on IRRT’s Executive Board. If elected, the terms will begin immediately following the ALA 2017 Annual Conference.

The terms of these offices are:

Vice Chair/Chair-Elect
Serves a three-year term as part of a three-year commitment to the Executive Board as Vice Chair/ Chair-Elect, Chair, and Past Chair.
Serves a two-year term.

Serves a two-year term.

If you are interested in running for office, or wish to nominate someone, please contact, Samantha Thompson-Franklin (, chair, IRRT Nominating Committee. The deadline to submit names to the committee is November 14, 2016. 


Samantha Thompson-FranklinMA, MLIS
Professor/Acquisitions & Collection Development Librarian
Lewis-Clark State College
500 8th Avenue, Lewiston, ID 83501

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

IRRT Director Tours Chinese Libraries

Richard Sapon-White, IRRT Executive Board Member-at-Large, is currently traveling in China as one of six Oregon librarians visiting Fujian province on the 2016 Horner Exchange.
The Horner Exchange blog provides an interesting glimpse into the libraries and culture of this area in China. It is beautifully illustrated with photos that convey the wonder and joy exchange participants experience on this journey of discovery and learning.

Horner Exchange Blog

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Out Now: October 2016 issue of IFLA Journal

5 October 2016

Out Now: October 2016 issue of IFLA Journal

IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries.
The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally.