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 GIVEALA logo, 2. Enter your ALA Login number and password or create a new record, 3. Go to "ALA Round Tables", 4. Scroll down to International Relations Round Table-60th Anniversary Endowment Campaign, 5. Enter amount you wish to donate, 6. If finished, click the 'Checkout' box, 7. Review your transaction, 8. Click on "Add to basket", 9. Click on "Proceed with Checkout", 10. Enter your credit card information, 11. Click on 'Complete Order')
  • 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 1949-2018

Thank you to all the Past, Present, and Future IRRT Chairs! (Word document)



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 Endowment Committee

Current IRRT Endowment Committee Members

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


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


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


Dr. Carol Ritzen Kem
Former Emeritus Professor in the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Researcg at U.F, Retired.


Nancy Bolt
Nancy Bolt & Associates