IRRT International Librarians' Orientation/Mentoring Committee

Statement of Role, Purpose, and Function

Organizes the orientation for international visitors at annual conference and works closely with the ALA International Relations Office to develop a mentoring program for annual conference.


Description: Orientations are held at both the Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference. This orientation features an introduction to the ALA Conference and the hosting city for international librarians and other attendees from abroad. ALA members provide an overview of the conference, including recommended programs and social activities. Attendees are able to learn about conference transportation, the ALA's Exhibit Hall and the meanings of the ALA's many acronyms. They also meet mentors and representatives from ALA's many divisions and round tables who help international librarians get the most from the conference experience. (For international librarians outside the U.S.).


Seangill Peter Bae (Co-Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019) 
Princeton University
1 Washington Rd
Princeton University Library
Princeton, NJ 08544-2002 

Work Phone: (609) 258-3231
Email: sbae[@]

Eugene Hollan Hayworth (Co-Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019) 
University of Colorado Libraries
419 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309

Work Phone: (303) 388-8326
Email: gene.hayworth[@]


Gloria Faith Creed-Dikeogu (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020) 
Ottawa University Myers Library
Ottawa, KS 66067-3399
Xiaojie Duan (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0002 
Brenda Hahn (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Volusia County Schools 
Sanford, FL 32773
Eugene Holland Hayworth (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
University of Colorado Campus
Boulder, CO 80309-0419
Robert C. Masters (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020 
Bermuda College

Kate McNamara (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019) -
Census Bureau

Delin Guerra (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2020) -
Work Phone: 312-280-3201
Fax: 312-280-4392
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

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