IRRT Nominating Committee

Statement of Role, Purpose, and Function

The Nominating Committee presents a slate of candidates for the offices of chair, vice-chair, secretary /treasurer, members-at-large and the Round Table councilor-at-large.

Call for IRRT Executive Board Nominations:

The IRRT Nominating Committee is looking for people who are passionate about international librarianship and are willing to serve as Executive Board members.

At this time two positions are up for election:


will take office after the ALA annual 2023 conference and running through 2024:

  1. Chair-elect (2023-24), becomes Chair (2024-2)5 and serves as immediate Past-Chair (2025-2026)
  2. Member-at-large (2023-2025)

According to IRRT bylaws, position of Chair-elect is a three-year commitment in which one serves as chair-elect, chair, and past chair. In the first year, one learns about the work of the Executive Board under the tutelage of the Chair and the past-Chair. The Member-at-Large position last two years contributing information and wider perspectives from the field.

Executive Board of the IRRT meets monthly through virtual meetings to discuss IRRT related issues which includes those that arise through the various committees and the ones related to international aspects of ALA work as a whole, and work on solutions. Face-to-face meetings take place whenever ALA conference will be non-virtual.

Preference is given to candidates with prior committee experience within IRRT and a track record of contributing to the IRRT mission.

Nominate yourself or someone you know by sending an email to the Nominating Committee Chair, Muzhgan Nazarova, at minazarova[@] Explore other committee opportunities and volunteer to serve. For volunteer form please visit:


Robin Kear (Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA 15260-6900



Loida A. Garcia-Febo (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)

International Library Consultant

Brooklyn, NY 11209

Mr. Michael Bailou Huang (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Laverne Page(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)

Retired-Library of Congress/AMED

Washington, DC 20540-4821

Delin Guerra Staff Liaison

Email: dguerra[@]

American Library Association

225 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300

Chicago, IL 60601

Mark Mattson (Chair 2023-2024)

Executive Board Liaison

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