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 poster session committee encourages submissions from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to international librarianship. Submissions 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 place materials such as pictures, data, graphs, diagrams and narrative text on boards that are usually 4 x 8 feet. During their assigned 1½ hour time periods, participants informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees. Titles/abstracts from previous years are available on ALA Connect (note that this site is only serving as an archive for previous Annual Conference poster sessions – for information on this year's posters, go to the 2017 ALA poster session website).

The deadline for submitting an application is February 3, 2018. Applicants will be notified by the end of March, after a double blind peer review process, whether their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. The 2018 ALA Annual Poster Sessions will be held June 23 and 24, 2018 (the Saturday and Sunday of the conference) in the exhibits hall.

Start your application process now. You must create a username and password for the site before you submit your application, you must choose to submit a poster session proposal after you log-in, and you will receive a confirmation e-mail after you have completed your submission.

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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