ALA Annual 2016 schedule of meetings IRRT schedule is now available! 

IRRT has two newly elected officers!  


The 2015 recipients of the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects are:

  • NLB Mobile app by the National Library Board of Singapore-​Lee Kee Siang
  • Establishment of Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies (TRCCS)-Dr. Dr. Chihfeng P. Lin
  • Digital Literacy as a Core Service at Edmonton Public Library-Pilar Martinez
  • The Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly-Operated Kiosks (STARBOOKS) Project in the Philippines-Raymund Liboro and Louise Ian T. De Los Reyes

Dr. Loriene Roy, ALA President in 2007-2008, created the ALA Presidential Citation for International Library Projects to promote the most innovative of these projects.

As ALA President Molly Raphael notes, “We have much to learn from our international colleagues.  The projects recognized by this citation draw attention to the creativity of librarians around the world in meeting the priorities of the communities they serve.  We are pleased to have the opportunity to celebrate the success of these model programs in other countries.”