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.).


Dr. Karen E. Downing (Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
University of Michigan

Ms. Andrea R. Malone (Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-2000



Seangill Peter Bae (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024) 
Princeton University

Jessica Grazulis (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023) 

Ms. Andrea R. Malone (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023) 
University of Houston

Delin Guerra (Staff Liaison)
American Library Association
225 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

Erica Saito  (Executive Board Liaison Secretary/Treasurer 2021-2023)

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