International Relations Round Table

Nicaragua 3D printing project wins 2021 International Relations Round Table (IRRT) Awards Mission Enhancement Grant

CHICAGO — The “3D Printing Technology Training in the San Juan del Sur Nicaragua Public Library” project is this year’s recipient of the American Library Association’s International Relations Round Table (IRRT) Mission Enhancement Grant. 

Nominations sought for 2021 Bogle Pratt International Travel Fund

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is accepting nominations for the 2021 Bogle Pratt International Travel Fund, sponsored by the Bogle Memorial Fund and the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science.  An award of $1,000 is given to an ALA member to attend his/her first international conference. The nominee must have been an ALA member for one full year. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 11, 2021.

Nominations open for 2021 ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects

The International Relations Round Table (IRRT) invites you to submit a nomination for the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects

The citation began as an ALA Presidential initiative of Dr. Loriene Roy, ALA president in 2007-2008 and Notable IRRT Member.  Citations are awarded each year by the ALA president at the International Relations Round Table (IRRT) International Librarians Reception during the ALA Annual Conference.

Call for proposals for 2021 IRRT Mission Enhancement Grant

CHICAGO—ALA The International Relations Roundtable is calling for proposals for its 2021 IRRT Mission Enhancement Grant.  This grant was established by the IRRT to fund member-initiated proposals for international activities and initiatives which contribute to ALA’s role in international librarianship.  Goals for the funding of proposals are to promote international projects or partnerships, to promote global dialogue about librarianship, to increase visibility of international librarianship, and to increase international collaboration in librarianship.

Kickstarter Campaign Launched to Support the Book “Reading Dangerously” a Commemoration in Honor of the Freedom to Read Foundations 50th Anniversary

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is producing a commemorative book “Reading Dangerously” to celebrate its anniversary and highlight 50 years of advocacy, education, and litigation through essays, oral histories, images, and book excerpts. The book will feature a forward by author Neil Gaiman and an essay by former FTRF director James LaRue that looks forward to the foundation’s next 50 years.