Call for Proposals – IRRT’s Preconference program at 2018 ALA Annual Conference

Für alle Interessierten hier die Info über eine „Ausschreibung“ zur Interkulturellen Bibliotheksarbeit. Über den BII kann ein Reisekostenzuschuss für die aktive Teilnahme beantragt werden.

Zu den Details der Ausschreibung:

Librarians and libraries play an important role in serving and advocating for immigrant and refugee populations. The American Library Association International Relations Round Table (IRRT) invites you to submit presentation proposals for their 2018 Pre-conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Friday, June 22, 2018, from 8:00am-1:00pm.

Possible proposal topics include:

  • Practical and real-life examples of services for immigrants and/or refugees
  • Targeted outreach to immigrants and/or refugees
  • Examples of successfully implemented programs
  • Working with targeted populations both in the USA and/or internationally
  • Advice about implementing services or programs
  • How to best reach out to immigrants and/or refugees
  • How to develop programs featuring social, economic, health, literacy, and/or technology
  • How to secure support for these programs

We are flexible about presentation length, however, presentations should engage the audience. Presentations that will utilize hands-on activities are encouraged.

To submit a proposal, send an email to co-chairs Charissa Powell ( and Elizabeth Soergel ( by end-of-business on October 20, 2017.

Please include your name, institutional affiliation, working title, and 300 word maximum description of your presentation.

Survey – Services provided by European Academic Libraries when welcoming Refugees

Ein französischer Kollege bittet um Unterstützung für seine Dissertation. Wissenschaftliche Bibliotheken sind aufgerufen, sich an einer Umfrage zu Angeboten für Flüchtlinge zu beteiligen.

Das Thema interessiert auch uns als Kommission. Auch wir freuen uns über Kommentare, Gastbeiträge, Hinweise zu diesem Thema.

Hier das Schreiben des Kollegen mit dem Link zur Umfrage:

Dear colleagues,

I am conducting a survey to identify initiatives concerning services provided by European Academic Libraries when it comes to welcoming refugees. It will be used for a dissertation on social aspects of academic libraries for the specific purpose of the French State Curator Degree.

Should you be interested, you will find below the link to fill out the survey :

Feel free to circulate the survey to academic libraries that may be concerned.

Thanks for your participation,

Timothée Rony

Student curator at the French LIS national school (Enssib)