<div dir="ltr"><p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:1rem 0rem;padding:0px;border:0px;font-variant-numeric:inherit;font-variant-east-asian:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14px;line-height:1.5;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(40,40,40);background-color:rgb(254,254,254)"><a href="http://www.ala.org/rt/irrt/call-proposals-presentation-ala-irrt-pre-conference">http://www.ala.org/rt/irrt/call-proposals-presentation-ala-irrt-pre-conference</a>  <br></p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:1rem 0rem;padding:0px;border:0px;font-variant-numeric:inherit;font-variant-east-asian:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14px;line-height:1.5;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(40,40,40);background-color:rgb(254,254,254)">The American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Round Table (IRRT) invites you to submit presentation proposals for their 2020 Pre-conference during the <a href="https://2020.alaannual.org/" title="ALA 2020 Annual Conference" style="box-sizing:border-box;background-color:transparent;color:rgb(51,121,183);text-decoration-line:none;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline">ALA Annual Conference</a> in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on Friday, June 26, 2020, from 8:00am - 1:00pm</p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:1rem 0rem;padding:0px;border:0px;font-variant-numeric:inherit;font-variant-east-asian:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14px;line-height:1.5;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(40,40,40);background-color:rgb(254,254,254)">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).</p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:1rem 0rem;padding:0px;border:0px;font-variant-numeric:inherit;font-variant-east-asian:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14px;line-height:1.5;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(40,40,40);background-color:rgb(254,254,254)">The 2020 ALA IRRT Pre-Conference includes presentations that address libraries globally supporting social change. Topics considered are:</p><ol style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:1rem 0rem;padding:0px 0px 0px 4.8rem;border:0px;font-variant-numeric:inherit;font-variant-east-asian:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14px;line-height:1.75;vertical-align:baseline;list-style-position:initial;color:rgb(73,73,73);background-color:rgb(254,254,254)"><li style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline">Libraries as entrepreneurial hubs;</li><li style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline">Libraries and sustainable development;</li><li style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline">Libraries developing community partnerships;</li><li style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline">Library services to special communities (older adults, immigrants, homeless)</li></ol><p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:1rem 0rem;padding:0px;border:0px;font-variant-numeric:inherit;font-variant-east-asian:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14px;line-height:1.5;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(40,40,40);background-color:rgb(254,254,254)">To submit a proposal, send an email and the attached proposal to co-chairs Gloria Creed-Dikeogu (<a href="mailto:gloria.creeddikeogu@ottawa.edu" style="box-sizing:border-box;background-color:transparent;color:rgb(51,121,183);text-decoration-line:none;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline">gloria.creeddikeogu@ottawa.edu</a>) and Barbara Marson (<a href="mailto:marsonb@ecu.edu" style="box-sizing:border-box;background-color:transparent;color:rgb(51,121,183);text-decoration-line:none;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline">marsonb@ecu.edu</a>) by end-of-business on <span style="box-sizing:border-box;font-weight:600;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:inherit;vertical-align:baseline">January 31, 2020.</span></p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:1rem 0rem;padding:0px;border:0px;font-variant-numeric:inherit;font-variant-east-asian:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14px;line-height:1.5;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(40,40,40);background-color:rgb(254,254,254)">Please include your name, institutional affiliation, working title, and 300 word maximum description of your presentation. Proposals and presentations must be in English.</p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:1rem 0rem;padding:0px;border:0px;font-variant-numeric:inherit;font-variant-east-asian:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14px;l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<div><span style="font-size:12.8px">Michael Bailou Huang, MLS, MEd, MS, LAc</span></div><div><span style="font-size:12.8px">Member, ALA IRRT Preconference Committee</span></div><div><span style="font-size:12.8px">Distinguished Librarian Professor</span></div><div>Director, Global Library Initiatives</div><div>Stony Brook University</div><div>Health Sciences Library<br>Health Sciences Tower, Level 3, Rm 136<br></div>
<div>Stony Brook, NY 11794-8034</div>
<div>Phone: 631.444.3794</div><div><br></div><div> </div><div><br></div>
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