IRRT (International Relations Round Table)

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The mission of the International Relations Round Table is to promote interest in library issues and librarianship worldwide; to help coordinate international activities within ALA, serving as a liaison between the International Relations Committee and those members of the Association interested in international relations; to develop programs and activities which further the international objectives of ALA; and to provide hospitality and information to visitors from abroad.

Learn more about IRRT on the ALA website.

Please join us for the ACRL- Academic Library Services for International Students (ALSIS) Spring 2024 Programming

  • 1.  Please join us for the ACRL- Academic Library Services for International Students (ALSIS) Spring 2024 Programming

    Posted Feb 20, 2024 04:58 PM


    ***Apologies for cross-posting***


    Join us for the for the following ALSIS events for Spring 2024 (January- June 2024).

    You do not have to be an ALSIS member.  The Zoom link provided will work for both meetings: No Registration Required.


    1. BYOA- Bring Your Own Article- Friday March 15 3pm ET

    We are repeating the same event we had last year where each of us brought in one article we had read on libraries and international students and shared with the group. It could be a research article or Opinion based article. Be prepared to:

      1. Summarize the article for your breakout room
      2. Discuss briefly how the article has informed your work with international students and/or how the article could inform our work with international students.

    Join in at :

    1. Panel Discussion: Scholarship As a Conversation and International Students- Thursday April 25 at 2pm ET.

    We will have three panelists to cover the following with a general discussion, Q&A time to follow:

      1. Scholarship as a Conversation: Framing the Issues- Katie Odhner
      2. Scholarship as Conversation & Generative Artificial Intelligence- Paula Johnson
      3. Scholarship as Conversation & International Students: Some considerations- Peggy Nzomo

    Join in at:

    1. Social Meet up- Join us in-person for a Social meet up (informal) during ALA annual conference June 27- July 2, 2024, San Diego, CA. (Time, date and place will be shared closer to the date)


    Best Regards,


    Peggy Nzomo- University of Illinois- Convenor- 2023-2024

    Paula Johnson- University of Arizona- Incoming Convenor- 2023-2024

    Katie Odhner- Penn State University- Past Convenor- 2023-2024



    Peggy Nzomo, PhD
    Specialist for International Library Initiatives- Senior Associate

    Mortenson Center for International Library Programs,

    University of Illinois Library

    329 Main Library; 1408 W. Gregory Dr.; Urbana, IL 61801 USA

    Phone:217-333-3085 (Center); 217-333-9628 (Office)