IRRT International Librarians' Orientation/Mentoring Committee

Statement of Role, Purpose, and Function

Organizes the orientation for international visitors at annual conference and works closely with the ALA International Relations Office to develop a mentoring program for annual conference.


Description: Orientations are held at both the Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference. This orientation features an introduction to the ALA Conference and the hosting city for international librarians and other attendees from abroad. ALA members provide an overview of the conference, including recommended programs and social activities. Attendees are able to learn about conference transportation, the ALA's Exhibit Hall and the meanings of the ALA's many acronyms. They also meet mentors and representatives from ALA's many divisions and round tables who help international librarians get the most from the conference experience. (For international librarians outside the U.S.).


Xiaojie Duan (Chair, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0002

Kate McNamara(Co-Chair, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022) -



Mrs. Ghaji Abubakar Badawi (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022) 
Federal University Dutse
Pmb 7830
Dutse, Nigeria

Dr. Gloria Faith Creed-Dikeogu (Member, July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022)
Ottawa University
Ottawa, KS 66067-3399

Eugene Holland Hayworth (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0419
Andrea R. Malone (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-2000

Kate McNamara (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Census Bureau

Erica Saito (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
International Food Policy Research Institute

Mr. Renan Leite Oliveira Da Silva (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022) 
American Cooperative School of Tunis
PO Box 351240
Seattle, WA 98195-1240

Delin Guerra (Staff Liaison)
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

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