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 (Chair, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017) 
Princeton University
1 Washington Rd
Princeton University Library
Princeton, NJ 08544-2002 

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

Mr. Paul Coleman (Chair, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017) 
University of Central Asia
Naryn Campus Library - Uca
310 Lenin Street
Naryn City, 722900 KYRGYZSTAN

Work Phone: (+996)770-822-091
Email: paul.coleman[@]


Ms. Peggy Cadigan (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018) 
New Jersey State Library
Trenton, NJ 08625-0520 

Mr. Robert C. Masters (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018) 
Bermuda College
Devonshire Dvbx, BERMUDA

Gabrielle Marie Spiers (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017) 

Ms. Christian Wilson (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017) 
District of Columbia Public Library
Washington, DC 20001-4531 

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