Call for Proposals for Presentation at the ALA IRRT Pre-Conference


Librarians and libraries play an important role in serving and advocating for immigrant and refugee populations. The American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Round Table (IRRT) invites you to submit presentation proposals for their 2018 Pre-conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Friday, June 22, 2018, from 8:00am - 1:00pm.

Possible proposal topics include:

  • Practical and real-life examples of services for immigrants and/or refugees
  • Targeted outreach to immigrants and/or refugees
  • Examples of successfully implemented programs
  • Working with targeted populations both in the USA and/or internationally
  • Advice about implementing services or programs
  • How to best reach out to immigrants and/or refugees
  • How to develop programs featuring social, economic, health, literacy, and/or technology
  • How to secure support for these programs

We are flexible about presentation length, however, presentations should engage the audience. Presentations that will utilize hands-on activities are encouraged.  

To submit a proposal, send an email to co-chairs Charissa Powell ( and Elizabeth Soergel ( by end-of-business on October 20, 2017 

Please include your name, institutional affiliation, working title, and 300 word maximum description of your presentation.




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