International Relations Roundtable Continuing Education Preconference

State of American Librarianship
American Library Association Annual Conference
Orlando, Florida
Friday, 25 June 2004
Renaissance Marriott Sea World

This half-day program for international librarians will provide an understanding of the state of American librarianship on six key topics presented by experts in the field. The cost to participate in the preconference is $40 USD in advance, and includes lunch at a restaurant. (This is in addition to the regular conference registration fee.) Only for International Librarians outside the United States. If you are interested in attending the preconference, please fill out and return the registration form.

Registration Form


8:30   Opening Remarks
   Kurt Cumiskey, Chair, IRRT CE subcommittee

8:45 - 9:15  Tracie D. Hall
   Director, Office for Diversity, American Library Association
   (topic: ALA Diversity Initiatives)

9:15 - 9:45  Dr. Loriene Roy
   Professor, University of Texas School of Information
   Katie Prentice
   MLIS, University of Texas School of Information
   (topic: "If I Can Read I Can Do Anything" program)
9:45 - 10:15  Dr. Thomas Walker
   Interim Dean, School of Information Studies, University of
(topic: the impact of DE on LIS curricula)

10:15 - 10:30  Break

10:30 - 11:00  Sally Reed
   Executive Director, Friends of Libraries USA (FOLUSA)
   (topic: role of Friends of the Library organizations)

11:00 - 11:30  Larry Alford
   Deputy University Librarian, University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill Academic Affairs Library
   (topic: Documenting the American South)

11:30 - 12:00  Fred Harden
   Head of Reference, Daytona Beach Community College
   Florida’s statewide collaborative virtual reference service

12:00 - 12:30  Andrew Pace
   Head, Systems, North Carolina State University
   Dis-integrated Library Systems and Electronic Resource

Lunch is provided at a local restaurant to be determined.