Monday, June 13, 2022


2022 IRRT Papers and Projects session

Library Policies in a Time of Uncertainty and Controversy

Date and Time: Saturday, June 25, 2022 | 11:00am 12:00pm EDT
Location: Washington Convention Center, 147B

International presentations include:

The Evolution of Course Policies and Library Instruction at the American University in Cairo during COVID-19 Presented by Meredith K. Saba, The American University, Cairo, Egypt The presentation will examine how the AUC Library handled different instructional challenges over the past two years as the campus policies on COVID-19 shifted, and also what lessons were learned throughout the process while transitioning from an in-person model to all-online to a current hybrid/DD model. Policy successes, challenges, and suggested changes for the future will be discussed – specifically changes in AUC’s COVID policies overall and in the online learning policy that was developed for all courses.

Pathways to Practice Presented by Rae-Anne Montague, Chicago State University, Chicago, USA and Kuuleilani Reyes, Midkiff Learning Center at Kamehameha Schools, Kapālama, Hawaii, USA The presentation looks at examples of models and resources currently in use in school and public libraries and reviews recent information literacy initiatives that have been implemented to address critical concerns, provide strategic support for diverse informational needs including working directly with students and community leaders, and enhance educational leadership efforts. The presentation also considers ongoing challenges related to policies, representation, access, literacy, and misinformation - as well as some potential options for improving approaches and augmenting future engagement.

Moderated by Brea Henson and Felicia Chan, Co-Chairs of IRRT Papers & Projects Session Committee IRRT Paper & Projects Session Committee Website: ALA Website:

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Upcoming LIS Talk: San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua) Biblioteca and the HJH Libraries for All Foundation

Interested in International Libraries? Join an upcoming talk about a unique library program in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua:

The San Juan del Sur Biblioteca & The HJH Libraries for All Foundation
Featuring Jane Mirandette and the HJH Team
Monday, June 27, 2022 at 11am-1pm EST
In-person: University of Maryland McKeldin Library Room 6137
RSVP by emailing Lily Griner:
Zoom Livestream registration: tinyurl/com/HJHLibraries


Monday, June 6, 2022

CIFNAL Speaker Series on June 10: "Preserving and Disseminating Medieval French Manuscript Heritage : Current Research Programs and Future Perspectives at the Bibliothèque nationale de France"


Join us on June 10 at 12pm EDT for the last session of the CIFNAL Speaker Series.


To register:



Preserving and Disseminating Medieval French Manuscript Heritage : Current Research Programs and Future Perspectives at the Bibliothèque nationale de France

Heir to the collections of the kings of France, the Bibliothèque nationale de France holds one of the largest collections of medieval manuscripts in the world, with nearly 40,000 documents. This collection, which continues to grow through purchases and donations, covers all fields of knowledge and includes many illuminated manuscripts.  The BnF preserves and promotes this collection through its online resources (Archives and Manuscripts catalog, Gallica digital library, Mandragore database). The BnF also leads or participates in numerous national or international research programs and uses artificial intelligence technologies to exploit manuscript corpora in order to support new research practices and new appropriations of this French medieval heritage.

Charlotte Denoël is archivist paleograph and chief curator at the Department of Manuscripts of the Bibliothèque nationale de France where she is in charge of the medieval service. In 2019-2020, she was member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
Her research on the manuscripts focuses on the Early and High Middle Ages and addresses images in a transdisciplinary perspective. Manuscripts and their decoration are analyzed through the prism of cultural history, history of art, and iconography. Among her current projects are a survey of manuscripts illuminated in France during the 10thand 11th centuries (Harvey Miller) and a collective book about the links between medieval art and contemporary art (Brepols).
Charlotte Denoël curated four exhibitions on the art of the Early and High Middle Ages, “Trésors carolingiens” (BnF, 2007), “Les temps mérovingiens” (Musée de Cluny, 2016), “Make it New. 
Carte blanche à Jan Dibbets” (BnF, 2018), and “Chefs d’œuvre romans de Saint-Martial de Limoges » (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Limoges, 2019).
She participated in major research programs at the BnF which include digitization, scientific description, restoration, and/or dissemination of some corpus of manuscripts: Europeana Regia (2009-2012), Biblissima (2013-2019), and the Polonsky program “France-Angleterre, 700-1200: manuscrits médiévaux de la BnF et de la British Library” (2016-2018).








Hélène Huet, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)

European Studies Librarian

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