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.).
Xiaojie Duan (Chair, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0002
Dr. Gloria Faith Creed-Dikeogu (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Ottawa, KS 66067-3399
Volusia County Schools
Sanford, FL 32773
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0419
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-2000
Devonshire Dvbx, Bermuda
Kate McNamara (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Delin Guerra (Staff Liaison)
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788
Committee Roster (Full contact information requires log in).