IRRT Poster Session Committee

Statement of Role, Purpose, and Function

The Committee publicizes, solicits, reviews and evaluates all international poster session submissions for annual conference and oversees their presentation.

The Call for ALA International Relations Round Table (IRRT) International Poster Sessions for the 2023 ALA Annual Conference is now open!

The IRRT International Poster Session Committee invites librarians from around the world to submit a poster on any topic relevant to librarianship, to be presented at the 2023 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, Chicago, June 22-27, 2023.

Submissions are also invited from librarians in the US on any topic relevant to international populations, projects, and collaborations. All posters may highlight incubation and implementation of projects and initiatives including but not limited to proposal development, funding, formation of project teams and lessons learned; a research study; or a practical problem-solving effort.

To submit a Poster Session proposal, please go to the submission site. (You must create a username and password for the site before starting your application.)

The deadline to submit a poster proposal is Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

Early registration is now open for the 2023 ALA Annual Conference! Save money when you become an ALA member and register for the conference. ALA’s new rate for international librarians is $56 USD! Join and register today!

Additional questions regarding international poster sessions can be directed to: Andrea Wirth and Florence Mugambi, co-chairs of the IRRT International Poster Session Committee, and

For information about the ALA Annual Conference, please visit or email the ALA International Relations Office at



Florence N. Mugambi (Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

Andrea A. Wirth (Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas. Nevada


Morgan Marie Adle (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland

Mr. Buenaventura B. Basco (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023) 
University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida

Mr. Jose A. Vila, Sr. (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida


Delin Guerra (Staff Liaison. Please contact Delin Guerra regarding any errors or updates on this page.)
Program Manager
American Library Association
International Relations Office
225 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601-2788

Safi SM Safiullah Executive Board Liaison (Chair 2022-2023)
Salt Lake City Public Library

Committee Roster (Full contact information requires log in).


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