IRRT's Endowment Campaign

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

IRRT Endowment graphic

The Endowment fund supports 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 GiveALA 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 1949-2020

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

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.

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

Chairs

Robin Kear (Co-Chair)
Liaison Librarian
University of Pittsburgh

John Hickok (Co-Chair)
Librarian
California State University Fullerton


Members

Janet Lee
Dean Emerita
Regis University Dayton Memorial Library
 


Teresa Tobin
New York City College of Technology
Associate Professor (Retired)
 


Dr. Shali Zhang 
Dean of Libraries
Auburn University Libraries