[mla-nynj] Call for Proposals for Presentation at the ALA IRRT Preconference

Michael Huang michael.b.huang at stonybrook.edu
Fri Nov 15 16:59:21 UTC 2019


The American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Round Table
(IRRT) invites you to submit presentation proposals for their 2020
Pre-conference during the ALA Annual Conference
<https://2020.alaannual.org/> in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on Friday, June
26, 2020, from 8:00am - 1:00pm

The influence of libraries as social change agents has been supported by
Mehra and Srinivasan (2007) who state that “libraries can enhance their
function as proactive catalysts of social change” (para. 1).  IFLA’s
Development and Access to Information (2017) report delineates how
libraries are critical to the sustainable development goals set by the
United Nations (2015).

The 2020 ALA IRRT Pre-Conference includes presentations that address
libraries globally supporting social change. Topics considered are:

   1. Libraries as entrepreneurial hubs;
   2. Libraries and sustainable development;
   3. Libraries developing community partnerships;
   4. Library services to special communities (older adults, immigrants,

To submit a proposal, send an email and the attached proposal to co-chairs
Gloria Creed-Dikeogu (gloria.creeddikeogu at ottawa.edu) and Barbara Marson (
marsonb at ecu.edu) by end-of-business on January 31, 2020.

Please include your name, institutional affiliation, working title, and 300
word maximum description of your presentation. Proposals and presentations
must be in English.

Michael Bailou Huang, MLS, MEd, MS, LAc
Member, ALA IRRT Preconference Committee
Distinguished Librarian Professor
Director, Global Library Initiatives
Stony Brook University
Health Sciences Library
Health Sciences Tower, Level 3, Rm 136
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8034
Phone: 631.444.3794
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