IRRT International Connections Committee

 


Statement of Role, Purpose, and Function

The IRRT International Connections Committee, formally Exchanges Committee, has as its purpose to collect information about library professionals and libraries worldwide seeking to establish study visits and exchange programs; to disseminate information to librarians about opportunities to enrich and broaden their career experience and the library profession by developing intercultural perspectives; to share educational and cultural interests, achievements, and developments in libraries and thus assist in the development of the profession and of friendly and peaceful relations with countries throughout the world.


Leaning International: Stories from the field-IRRT International Connections Program at ALA Annual in Orlando

Sunday June 26, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Orange County Convention Center, W110B

Description: For MLS students through seasoned information professionals interested in working internationally, this annual program hosted by IRRT’s International Connections Committee features American librarians discussing their own unique international experiences.  Sessions are split between prepared topics and audience Q&A time.  These interactive events have included such diverse topics as leveraging networks to find work abroad, pre-departure language and etiquette training, adapting to regional librarianship as well as cultural standards, the practicalities of life overseas, and more!  


Documents


2015 ALA Annual Conference Activities - San Francisco

Leaning International: Recipes from the Field

Sunday, June 28, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Moscone Convention Center - 3001 (W)



Description: For MLS students through seasoned information professionals interested in working internationally, this annual program hosted by IRRT’s International Connections Committee features American librarians discussing their own unique international experiences.  Discussions are split between prepared topics and audience Q&A time.  These interactive sessions have included such diverse topics as leveraging networks to find work abroad, pre-departure language and etiquette training, adapting to regional librarianship as well as cultural standards, the practicalities of life overseas, and more! This annual program hosted by IRRT’s International Connections Committee features American librarians speaking about their own unique international experiences. 
 

Speakers: (Click on each name to view presentation) Rebecca L. Miller, Senior Research Officer at Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit; Catherine Shreve, Librarian for Public Policy & Political Science, Perkins Library, Duke University; Elly Shodell, Oral Historian Director of Local History Center, Port Washington Public Library, Ray Pun, ALA Emerging Leader 2014, Reference and Research Services Librarian, New York University Shanghai Library, Jim Agee, University Librarian, American University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia.

 


2014 ALA Annual Conference - Las Vegas

Leaning International...Recipes from the field
 

Description: Are you an MLS student or a recent graduate interested in working internationally? Are you seriously considering it? Do you want to get a recipe on how to prepare for this challenging and exciting opportunity? From service-learning project in Sao Tome to exciting library jobs in China and Kazakhstan…Come and hear first-hand from people who will share their real-life experiences and help you to go in the right direction.


Speakers: Martin Wolske, Center for Digital Inclusion (CDI), GSLIS UIUC; Sara Margaret Rizzo, Nazarbayev University Library, Astana, Kazakhstan; Samuel Charles Boss, Guangzhou Public Library, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

 

 


Chairs

Tal Hurwitz (Co-Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016)

Email:hurwitzt[@]pwpl.org


Members


Mr. Michael Ellis (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018) 
Agnes Brown Duggan Library at Hanover College
Hanover, IN 47243-0287 

Scott David Ray Harkless (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017) 

Elizabeth K. Hartig (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018) 
Wayne State UniversityLibrary and Information Science Program
Kresge Library
Detroit, MI 48202-3901 

Dr. Sujin Bernadette Huggins (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018) 
Dominican University
River Forest, IL 60305-1066 

Ms. Emily Kazanecki (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017) 
Brentwood Public Library
Brentwood, NY 11717-4676 

Ms. Laurie Kutner (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018) 
University of Vermont Information and Instruction Services Department
Burlington, VT 05405-1739 

Lauren Nichols (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017) 
Patchogue-Medford Library
Patchogue, NY 11772-3135 

Sarah G. Prescott (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017) 

 


 

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