Monday, January 28, 2019

Call for Photos: “2019 Best Practices from World Libraries” Photo Gallery

Libraries = strong communities imageThe International Connections Committee (ICC) of the International Relations Round Table (IRRT) at the American Library Association (ALA) cordially invites you to contribute a photo from your library that best demonstrates this year’s ALA initiative, Libraries=Strong Communities, and help us build the “2019 Best Practices from World Libraries” virtual photo gallery.  The photos will be displayed via our websites, publications and/or social media outlets. Selected submissions will be physically displayed at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. June 20-25, 2019.

The deadline for photo submissions is Friday, February 15, 2019.
If you use a Google account to submit, use the Google submission form to upload your image. Or email your submission to following the instructions, requirements and format below.

General Email Submission Instructions/Format
Subject line: “2019 Best Practices from World Libraries” Photo Gallery
Include the following information in your email:

  1.  Project Title (a short title for your library’s project)
  2.  Library and its Affiliation (e.g. Fogler Library, University of Maine)
  3.  Library Location (State/Province, Country; e.g. Illinois, USA)
  4.  Library Type (select from the following: Academic library, Public library, School library, Special Library or other)
  5.  Project Description (in under 200 words, describe why this project best demonstrates “libraries = strong communities”.)
  6.  Project Contact (project leader and email is preferred but optional; the contact information will not be publicly displayed)
  7.  Preferred Attribution for the Image (name of image owner)
*Image requirements: provide the image with the highest resolution you have; a horizontal photo that is at least 5400 pixels wide with 300 dpi is preferred.

Note:  With this submission, you grant the ALA, IRRT and ICC full permission to distribute, edit and build upon your work with attribution.

Additional questions regarding this contribution can be directed to the Chair of the IRRT International Connections Committee at

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