Thank you for helping IRRT reach its $50,000 goal to establish an endowment
The Endowment fund supports 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.
How to donate
Make your tax deductible donation in either of the following ways:
- Credit card: Please visit the GiveALA page (1. Click on the Round Tables tab, 2. On the left-hand side navigation menu, click on IRRT. 3. Enter amount being donated under IRRT Endowment Campaign. 4. Click on "Checkout 5". 6. Fill out necessary fields. 7. Click "Submit")
- Send a contribution by mail, using the printable mail-in form (PDF format | MS Word format). Complete form to the attention of Delin Guerra at ALA's International Relations Office, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 6011-2795, USA
LIST OF DONORS - Thank you to everyone who has contributed to IRRT's Endowment Campaign.
IRRT Mission Enhancement Grant - Call for Proposals
In 2016, IRRT members and supporters established the IRRT Endowment. Interest from the Endowment will be used to fund member-initiated proposals for international activities and initiatives which contribute to ALA’s role in international librarianship.
Goals for the funding are to provide support for international projects or partnerships; promote a global dialogue about librarianship; increase visibility of international opportunities for U.S. and international librarians, and encourage international collaboration in librarianship.
The amount available for grants may vary each year. IRRT may choose to use available funds to provide one or more grants of varying amounts. The maximum grant amount per proposal will be $1,000.00. Deadline: Proposals are due no later than Jan. 8, 2024 and will be reviewed by the IRRT Endowment Committee. at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Please visit the IRRT Mission Enhancement Grant webpage (https://www.ala.org/rt/irrt/irrt-mission-enhancement-grant) to learn more about the criteria and proposal process, and to download the proposal form. .
For more information and to download the application, please visit the IRRT Mission Enhancement Grant.
Celebrating more than 75 years of service!
Over the years the International Relations Round Table has provided opportunity for countless numbers of librarians to participate in global advancement of the profession. Round Table programs and receptions have been highlights of the association’s annual meetings.
IRRT Endowment Committee
Ms. Teresa Marie Tobin (Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Julia M. Gelfand (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
University of California
Irvine, CA 92623
Shali Zhang (Member, July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024)
Auburn Universities Libraries
Auburn, Alabama 36849
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 July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024)