IRRT Endowment Committee

Support IRRT’s New 75th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign!

Help Us Celebrate IRRT’s 75th Anniversary and Empower Future Librarians

In celebration of the International Relations Round Table’s (IRRT) 75th anniversary we are launching a major fundraising campaign. Our goal is to raise $75,000 to create LIS student engagement grants, enabling domestic and international LIS students to attend the ALA Annual Conference each year and engage with international librarianship and the profession.


Your support is crucial. Donate today to help us reach our $75,000 goal!

Every donation, big or small, brings us closer to our goal.

Why Your Donation Matters

For 75 years, IRRT has fostered international collaboration and understanding among librarians.

Your donation will:
• Provide travel grants for LIS students to attend the ALA Annual Conference and engage with international librarianship and the profession.
• Strengthen the global library community.
• Help grow the IRRT membership by engaging new professionals.
• Ensure the next generation of librarians is equipped to tackle global challenges.

Campaign Goals

Raise $75,000 in funds.
Create two travel grants for LIS students (one domestic and one international) to help with costs to attend the ALA Annual Conference.
Build a sustainable fundraising infrastructure for future initiatives.

Other Ways to Contribute

In addition to individual donations, consider these options:
Spread the Word: Help us spread the word about the campaign to those who may be interested in supporting new professionals and global understanding in librarianship.
Corporate Sponsorships: Do you work with an organization that might be interested in supporting this campaign? Contact us to discuss possible corporate collaboration opportunities.

Recognition and Incentives

We value every contribution and will recognize campaign donors through:
• A dedicated donor recognition page.
• Special acknowledgments for major donors ($1,000 and over) and corporate partners.

Get Involved

Whether you're an individual passionate about international librarianship or a corporate partner, your contribution makes a difference. Together, we can ensure the future of international library collaboration.

For more information or to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Endowment and Fundraising Committee Chair at mam1196[@]

Thank you for your support!

Statement of Role, Purpose, and Function

The Endowment Committee has the following responsibilities:

  • Promotes donations to the IRRT Endowment Fund using the IRRT website, social media, International Leads, and other avenues.
  • Manages the disbursement of the IRRT Mission Enhancement Grants by soliciting applications via a variety of communication avenues, evaluating proposals, and selecting project(s) to recommend to the IRRT Executive Board for approval.
  • Maintains a list of past winners and completed reports on the IRRT Website

IRRT Endowment Fund

The Endowment fund will support IRRT’s international activities and initiatives which contribute to ALA’s important role in international librarianship. The funding support through the Endowment will be able to provide support for international speakers and programs; promote a global dialogue about librarianship; increase visibility of international opportunities for U.S. and international librarians, and encourage international collaboration in librarianship.

To learn more about the IRRT Endowment or to make a tax deductible donation, please visit the Endowment Fund site.


Mark Mattson (Co-chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Global Partnerships and Outreach Librarian
Penn State University
State College, PA

Ms. Teresa Marie Tobin (Co-chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Library Advocate
Metuchen, NJ


Alexandra Houzouri Humphreys (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Arizona State University
Downtown Phoenix Library
Phoenix, AZ 85004-0904

Richard E. Sapon-White (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Oregon State University

Delin Guerra(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2025)
American Library Association
225 N Michigan Ave, Ste 1300
Chicago, Illinois 60601

Mark Mattson (Executive Board Liaison Chair-election July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023)

Committee Roster (Full contact information requires log in).

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