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


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


(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


Lunch is provided at a local restaurant to be determined.