Thursday, June 7, 2018

Join us in New Orleans for ALA Annual, June 22-25

The ALA Annual Conference offers you an unparalleled opportunity to enhance your knowledge, share your ideas, and network with experts from around the globe as you participate in one of the largest and most exciting library events in the world!

Following is a list of meetings and events for the International Relations Committee (IRC), the International Relations Round Table (IRRT), and other ALA Offices hosting programs with an international focus. Visit the International Relations Office website to learn more and to register.

“Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses: How libraries are serving immigrant and refugee populations”-- IRRT Preconference

International Relations Committee I (IRC)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

International Librarians Orientation


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

IRC*/IRRT+ All Subcommittee Meeting
8:30am - 11:00am

Developing the Next Generation of Library Leaders in Africa
9:00 am - 10:00 am

BCALA Recruitment & Professional Development Committee, BCALA International Relations Committee
#460345 (AFL-BCALA)
9:00 am - 10: 00 am

Central American Connections
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Modern Language Association International Bibliography in Academic Libraries Discussion Group
10:30 am - 11:30 am

IFLA Global Vision Discussion
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Libraries Saving Lives: Serving Immigrants and Refugees - IRRT Chair's Program
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Using Innovative, Music-Based Outreach Programs to Reach Vulnerable Populations of All Ages

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (

Support for Services to Immigrant and Refugees through Sister Libraries


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Equality, diversity and inclusion in Southeast/East Asia & Pacific Libraries


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

How can a widespread international partnership between the United States and Nigeria benefit both nations? Engaging library school students, new and established professionals in vitally-needed discussions

8:00 am - 8:45 am (Conversation Starter)

Libraries supporting social inclusion for refugees and immigrants - IRRT's Paper and Projects Session
9:00 am - 10:00 am

International Poster Session
9:30 am - 11:00 am, Exhibit floor
Come to the Exhibit floor and find out about innovative programs and transformatve ideas that are shaping libraries all over the world.

Arab American Literature: A Librarian’s Guide
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (EMIERT, ODLOS)
Project Welcome Recommendations and Action Plan: Implications for Libraries Serving Refugees
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Academic Library Services to International Students Interest Group

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Library Building Design in Germany: An overview
9:00 am - 10:00 am

How Libraries Abroad Address the Worldwide Refugee Crisis (ISLD program)

9:00 am - 10:00 am

International Librarians Reception
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BB King's Blues Club, 1104 Decatur Street Join the ALA International Relations Round Table (IRRT) in welcoming and celebrating with librarians from more than 70 countries at the ALA Annual Conference. Open to all conference attendees. ALA President, Jim Neal, will announce the recipients of the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Projects. Winners of the Bogle Pratt Award and the Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award for International Librarianship will be announced. Advance registration is required. International librarians registered for the full conference will receive one complimentary ticket. All tickets must be obtained in advance.  Register today!      

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