IRRT's Endowment Campaign

Thank you for helping IRRT reach its $50,000 goal to establish an endowment

IRRT Endowment 50k

 

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.

How to donate

Make your tax deductible donation in either of the following ways:

  • Credit card: Please visit the ALA Development Office page (1. Click on the Round Tables tab, 2. On the left-hand side navigation menu, click on IRRT. 3.  Enter amount being donated under IRRT Endowment Campaign. 4. Click on "Checkout 5".  6. Fill out necessary fields. 7. Click "Submit") 
  • Send a contribution by mail, using the printable mail-in form (PDF format MS Word format). Complete form to the attention of Delin Guerra at ALA's International Relations Office, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 6011-2795, USA

 

LIST OF DONORS - Thank you to everyone who has contributed to IRRT's Endowment Campaign.

 


 

IRRT Chairs 1949-2019

Thank you to all the Past, Present, and Future IRRT Chairs! (PDF format)

 



 

Celebrating more than 60 years of service!

Over the years the International Relations Round Table has provided opportunity for countless numbers of librarians to participate in global advancement of the profession. Round Table programs and receptions have been highlights of the association’s annual meetings. ALA membership at large has benefited from contact at conferences with colleagues from every corner of the world. Many international librarians’ first encounter with American library practice has been through the work of IRRT. Over the sixty years of its existence IRRT has fostered opportunities for U.S. librarians to visit libraries in other countries and to work overseas in exchange and other programs. It has facilitated the donation of books to needy institutions abroad and provided professional expertise to libraries on every continent. To maintain and expand these important activities resources from an ongoing fund are essential.

 

 

IRRT Mission Enhancement Grant - Call for Proposals

In 2016, IRRT members and supporters established the IRRT Endowment.  Interest from the Endowment will be used to fund member-initiated proposals for international activities and initiatives which contribute to ALA’s role in international librarianship. 

Goals for the funding are to provide support for international projects or partnerships; promote a global dialogue about librarianship; increase visibility of international opportunities for U.S. and international librarians, and encourage international collaboration in librarianship.

The amount available for grants may vary each year.  IRRT may choose to use available funds to provide one or more grants of varying amounts.  The maximum grant amount per proposal will be $1000.00.  Deadline: Proposals are due no later than January 1st and will be reviewed by the IRRT Endowment Committee at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.
 

For more information and to download the application, please visit the IRRT Mission Enhancement Grant.

 

 

 

IRRT Endowment Committee

Current IRRT Endowment Committee Members

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

 

Nancy Bolt
President
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
Librarian
California State University Fullerton

 

Robin Kear
Liaison Librarian
University of Pittsburgh

 

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