Saturday, September 10, 2022

Call for Nominations for IRRT Executive Board

 Dear IRRT member:

The ALA International Relations Round Table Nominations Committee is looking for members who are passionate about international librarianship and are willing to serve as Executive Board members.IRRT is pleased to solicit nominations (and self-nominations) for the positions of:

● Vice Chair/Chair Elect -- Chair-elect (2023-2024), becomes Chair (2024-2025) and

serves as immediate Past-Chair (2025-2026)

● Member-at-Large -- serves a two-year term (2023-2025)

● Secretary/Treasurer -- serves a two-year term (2023-2025)

According to IRRT bylaws, the position of Chair-elect is a three-year commitment in which one serves as chair-elect, chair and past chair. In the first year, one learns about the work of the Executive Board under the tutelage of the Chair and the past-Chair. The Member-at-Large and Secretary-Treasurer positions are two-year commitments and these positions are responsible for contributing informationand wider perspectives from the field.

For a full description of responsibilities of these office holders, please visit IRRT website. Executive Board of the IRRT meets monthly through virtual meetings to discuss IRRT-related issues, which include those that arise through the various committees and the ones related to international aspects of ALA work as a whole, and to work on solutions. Face-to-face meetings take place whenever the ALA Annual conference is held in person, and the vice chair/chair elect is expected to attend these meetings.


1. Candidates must be current ALA and IRRT members.

2. Candidates need to provide their CV and a short statement of interest (approx. 100

words) by October 14, 2022.

Nominate yourself or someone you know by sending an email to the Nominating Committee Chair, Sandy Hirsh, at

Preference is given to candidates with prior committee experience within IRRT and a track record of contributing to the IRRT mission.

Thank you for your consideration.

The Nominating Committee

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