International Relations Roundtable Continuing Education Preconference

State of American Librarianship


American Library Association Annual Conference


Orlando, Florida


Friday, 25 June 2004


Renaissance Marriott Sea World

This half-day program for international librarians will provide an understanding of the state of American librarianship on six key topics presented by experts in the field.
The cost to participate in the preconference is $40 USD in advance, and includes lunch at a restaurant. (This is in addition to the regular conference registration fee.) Only for International Librarians outside the United States. If you are interested in attending the preconference, please fill out and return the registration form.

Registration Form

Schedule:

8:30 Opening Remarks


Kurt Cumiskey, Chair, IRRT CE subcommittee

8:45 - 9:15 Tracie D. Hall


Director, Office for Diversity, American Library Association


(topic: ALA Diversity Initiatives)

9:15 - 9:45 Dr. Loriene Roy


Professor, University of Texas School of Information


Katie Prentice


MLIS, University of Texas School of Information


(topic: "If I Can Read I Can Do Anything" program)





9:45 - 10:15 Dr. Thomas Walker


Interim Dean, School of Information Studies, University of


Wisconsin-Milwaukee


(topic: the impact of DE on LIS curricula)

10:15 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:00 Sally Reed


Executive Director, Friends of Libraries USA (FOLUSA)


(topic: role of Friends of the Library organizations)

11:00 - 11:30 Larry Alford


Deputy University Librarian, University of North Carolina


at Chapel Hill Academic Affairs Library


(topic: Documenting the American South)

11:30 - 12:00 Fred Harden


Head of Reference, Daytona Beach Community College


Florida’s statewide collaborative virtual reference service

12:00 - 12:30 Andrew Pace


Head, Systems, North Carolina State University


Dis-integrated Library Systems and Electronic Resource


Management

Lunch is provided at a local restaurant to be determined.