IRRT International Librarians' Orientation/Mentoring Committee

Statement of Role, Purpose, and Function

Organizes the orientation for international visitors at annual conference and works closely with the ALA International Relations Office to develop a mentoring program for annual conference.


Description: Orientations are held at both the Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference. This orientation features an introduction to the ALA Conference and the hosting city for international librarians and other attendees from abroad. ALA members provide an overview of the conference, including recommended programs and social activities. Attendees are able to learn about conference transportation, the ALA's Exhibit Hall and the meanings of the ALA's many acronyms. They also meet mentors and representatives from ALA's many divisions and round tables who help international librarians get the most from the conference experience. (For international librarians outside the U.S.).


Seangill Peter Bae (Co-Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016) 
Princeton University
1 Washington Rd
Princeton University Library
Princeton, NJ 08544-2002 

Work Phone: (609) 258-3231
Email: sbae[@]

Paul Coleman (Co-Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016) 
Hartwick College
Stevens - German Library
Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY 13820 

Work Phone: (607) 431-4449
Fax: (607) 431-4457


Peggy Cadigan (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
New Jersey State Library, Trenton, NJ 08625-0520 

Mary DiRisio (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016) 
Cumberland County Public Library, Fayetteville, NC 28312-8401 

Martha Alvarado Parker (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016) 
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002 

Gabrielle Marie Spiers (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017) 

Bethany Anne Wilkes (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016) 
University of Alaska Southeast Uas Library, Juneau, AK 99801-8699 

Christian Wilson (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017) 
District of Columbia Public Library, Washington, DC 20001-4531 

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