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.).


Xiaoli Li (Co-chair  2013 -  2014)
Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services
University of California, Davis
100 NW Quad
Shields Library
Davis, CA 95616-5292

Work: (530) 752-6735
Fax: (530) 754-8785
E-mail: xlli[@]

Angelique Denise Simmons (Co-chair 2013 - 2015)
Email: Angelique.Simmons[@]


Seangil Peter Bae (Member, 2013 - 2015)
Columbia University Butler Library, New York, NY

Paul Coleman  (Member, 2013 - 2015)
 Hartwick College Stevens-German Library, Oneonta, NY

Martha Alvarado Parker (Member, 2013-2014)
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Fayetteville, AR

Bethany Anne Wilkes (Member, 2013 - 2015)
Juneau, AK

Weiping Zhang (Member, 2013 - 2015)
Kent University, Kent, OH

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