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 2020 Annual

The ALA International Relations Round Table (IRRT) International Poster Sessions Committee invites you to submit poster session proposals on international themes for the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois!

The 2020 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 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The poster session is Session 5: Global Solutions and will take place on Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 2020 posters and the submission process, please visit the ALA Poster Session website.

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, January 31, 2020. Following a double-blind peer review process, applicants will be notified by early April if their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. Start your application and view more information about the submission process now at: You must log in 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. You do not have to be an ALA member to create an account!

Additional questions regarding international poster sessions can be directed to: Michele Fenton and Richenda Hawkins, co-chairs of the IRRT International Poster Session Committee, /



Michele T. Fenton (Co-Chair, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
Indiana State Library
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3210

Richenda L. Hawkins (Co-Chair, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Linn-Benton Community College Library
Albany, OR 97321-3755


John H. Barnett (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Ontario Council of University Libraries
Toronto, ON M5S 1A5 Canada

Mr. Buenaventura B. Basco (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32816-2666

Ms. Michele T. Fenton (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Indiana State Library
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3210
Andrea A. Wirth (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV 89154

Delin Guerra (Staff Liaison. Please contact Delin Guerra regarding any errors or updates on this page.) 
American Library Association
International Relations Office
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

Committee Roster (Full contact information requires log in).


IRRT Poster Session Las Vegas June 29,2014



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