IRRT Chair's Program Committee

Roster

Mr. Henry N. Mendelsohn (Co-Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Dr. Cecilia L. Salvatore (Co-Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Eda M. Correa (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Jeremiah Paschke-Wood (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Paula M. Smith (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)

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Chair's Program information

IRRT 2009 Chair's Program - Resources: Funding, Gathering, and Digitizing and Providing Access to Cultural Heritage

Description: Gathering and digitizing cultural heritage easily accessible, with emphasis on materials and about developing countries.


 


IRRT 2008 Chair's Program - Professional Development Around the World: Meeting the Challenge of Rapid Change in the Digital Environment

Description:An international panel addressed challenges and successes in providing professional development to librarians as they transition through the profession from the beginning to the middle and later in their careers, with an emphasis on technology.

The IRRT also hosted the presentation of the John Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award for significant contributions to international librarianship and the presentation of the Bogle Pratt International Travel Fund award at the beginning of the program.

Speakers:
Dr. Gilliam Hallam, Associate Professor, Faculty of Information Technology, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Dr. Antonia Neubauer, President, Myths and Mountains, Inc., Incline Village, NV
Jane Kinney Meyers, President, Lubuto Library Project, Inc., Washington, DC
Jane Mirandette, President, The Hester J. Hodgdon Libraries for All Program, Loveland, CO

Moderator: Joan Weeks, Sr. Instruction Librarian, Library of Congress, Washington, DC


International Library Partnerships: Walking Side by Side

2007 IRRT Chair's Program

Description:This session focused on strategies for developing successful and sustainable international partnerships. Partnerships can be wonderful vehicles to develop joint activities with other institutions, they also require a lot of work to establish and maintain. Michele Pierre-Louis, executive director of the Foundation Connaissance et Liberte (FOKAL) in Haiti, talked about her organization’s experience with international partnerships. U.S. speakers discussed their partnerships with libraries in Bulgaria, China, and South Africa.

The IRRT also hosted the presentation of the John Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award for significant contributions to international librarianship and the presentation of the Bogle Pratt International Travel Fund award at the beginning of the program.

Speakers: 
Michele Pierre-Louis, Executive Director, Haitian NGO Foundation Connaissance et Liberty (FOKAL)
Nancy Bolt, Past Chair, IRRT
Francine DeFranco, Director, Collection Services, University of Connecticut
Carol Sheffer, Deputy Director, Queens Borough Public Library

 

 

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