IRRT Endowment Committee

Statement of Role, Purpose, and Function

The Endowment Committee has the following responsibilities:

  • Promotes donations to the IRRT Endowment Fund using the IRRT website, social media, International Leads, and other avenues.
  • Manages the disbursement of the IRRT Mission Enhancement Grants by soliciting applications via a variety of communication avenues, evaluating proposals, and selecting project(s) to recommend to the IRRT Executive Board for approval. 
  • Maintains a list of past winners and completed reports on the IRRT Website

IRRT Endowment Fund 

The Endowment fund will support IRRT’s international activities and initiatives which contribute to ALA’s important role in international librarianship. The funding support through the Endowment will be able to provide support for international speakers and programs; promote a global dialogue about librarianship; increase visibility of international opportunities for U.S. and international librarians, and encourage international collaboration in librarianship. 

To learn more about the IRRT Endowment or to make a tax deductible donation, please visit the Endowment Fund site.



Jeannette Pierce (Chair)
Associate Director for Research and Information Services
University of Missouri-Columbia Libraries



Nancy Bolt
Nancy Bolt & Associates


Barbara J. Ford
Former Director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Retired.

John Hickok
California State University Fullerton

Robin Kear
Liaison Librarian
University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Shali Zhang 
Dean of Libraries
University of Montana, Mansfield Library



Committee Roster (Full contact information requires log in).



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