IRRT Poster Session Committee

Posters on display at ALA Annual Las Vegas June 29, 2014
 IRRT Posters on display during ALA Annual 2014 in Las Vegas - Photos by Deana Groves
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Statement of Role, Purpose, and Function

The Committee publicizes, solicits, reviews and evaluates all international poster session submissions for annual conference and oversees their presentation.

Call for Poster Session Proposals for 2018 Annual

The ALA International Relations Round Table (IRRT) International Poster Sessions Committee invites you to submit poster session proposals on international themes for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans!

The 2018 ALA IRRT International Poster Session Committee invites everyone to share your best ideas and work with the international library community by presenting a poster at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. The poster session will take place on Sunday, June 24, 2018.

Submissions are invited from international librarians at all types of libraries on any topic relevant to librarianship. Submissions are also invited from librarians in the US on any topic relevant to international populations, projects, and collaborations. Posters may include a description of an innovative library program, an analysis of a solution to a problem, a report of a research study, or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community.

Poster session participants populate boards with pictures, data, graphs, diagrams, narrative text, and more - and will informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees during assigned 1 ½-hour time periods. For information on 2018 posters and the submission process, please visit this page:

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, February 16, 2018. Following a double-blind peer review process, applicants will be notified by late March if their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference.  Start your application process now: (you must login to the site using your ALA username and password, or you can create a username and password for the site before you submit your application).


Additional questions regarding international poster sessions can be directed to:

Laura N. Evans, co-chair of the IRRT International Poster Session Committee, evans[@]

Thank you,



Katherine Dow (Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019) 
The Alexandria Library
Alexandria, VA 22304-2903 

Work: 703 - 746-1763
Email: kdow[@]

Laura N. Evans (Chair, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Binghamton University
Po Box 6012
Binghamton University Libraries
Binghamton, NY 13902-6012 

Work Phone: (607) 777-4943
Email: evans[@]


Ambrogino Augustino Giusti (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
University of Washington Libraries
Seattle, WA 98105
Richenda L. Hawkins (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Linn-Benton Community College Library
Albany, OR 97321-3755
Clement Chu S. Lau (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Georgia Southern University Zach S. Henderson Library
Statesboro, GA 30460
Alex McAllister (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28607
Mary Kathryn Oberlies (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
George Mason University Arlington Campus Library
Arlington, VA 22201-4426
Sara Margaret Rizzo (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Monmouth University Library
West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Committee Roster (Full contact information requires log in).

IRRT Poster Session Las Vegas June 29,2014

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