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 2017 Annual

The ALA International Relations Round Table (IRRT) International Poster Sessions Committee invites you to submit poster session proposals on international themes for the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago!

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, 2017. 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 2015 ALA Annual Poster Sessions will be held June 24 and 25, 2017 (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:

Sara Margaret Rizzo, co-chair of the IRRT International Poster Session Committee,


Laura N. Evans, co-chair of the IRRT International Poster Session Committee,

Thank you,



Sara Margaret Rizzo

Electronic Resources/Serials Management Librarian

Jennings Library

Caldwell University

120 Bloomfield Avenue

Caldwell, New Jersey 07006



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[@]

Sara Margaret Rizzo (Co-Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017) 
Caldwell University
Jennings Library
120 Bloomfield Ave
Caldwell, NJ 07006 

Work Phone: (973) 618-3501
Email: srizzo[@]


Katherine Dow (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018) 
The Alexandria Library
Alexandria, VA 22304-2903 

Laura N. Evans (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017) 
Binghamton University - Binghamton University Libraries
Binghamton, NY 13902-6012 

Alex McAllister (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018) 
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28607 

Committee Roster (Full contact information requires log in).

IRRT Poster Session Las Vegas June 29,2014

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