IRRT Free Links Project

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IRRT Free Links: A Project Providing Access to Free Professional Development Opportunities for ALA members around the world

Our project is to identify and select free web-based tutorials & professional development information for librarians in other countries to access via the Internet. The project will help international librarians stay current with library information and trends in the United States and elsewhere. The intended audience is librarians or library staff members who do not have the funds to travel to conferences or regular access to professional development resources in their own countries and want to advance their skills in emerging areas. The identified areas of professional development the project focuses on are grant opportunities, collection development, digital collections, information literacy, leadership and management, and technology training and issues. The resources will be pulled together into an online format linked from the IRRT website. These links will be evaluated by the group to determine relevance, accessibility/format, language choices, organization, and currency. The progress will be reviewed by outside international librarians periodically.

Free Technology Links

Technology Project Members (Emerging Leaders 2008):

  • Ms. Katherine Artzner, The Foundation Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Mr. Kodjo Atiso, Animal Research Institute, Achimota, Ghana
  • Ms. Paloma Celis-Carbajal, University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA
  • Ms. LaVerne Gray, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  • Ms. Robin Kear, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Ms. Laura Park, Pierce County Library System, Tacoma, Washington, USA
  • Ms. Susan Schnuer, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (IRRT Mentor)

Free Library Advocacy Links

The International Partnership for Advocacy and Library Services (iPals) Project members (Emerging Leaders 2010):

  • Ms. Suzan Alteri, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Ms. Stephanie Carr, National College, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  • Ms. Jasmina Jusic, Park City Library, Utah, USA
  • Mr. Lucas Mak, Michigan State University, USA
  • Ms. Valeria Molteni, San Jose State University, USA
  • Ms. Jeannette Pierce, Loyola University Chicago, USA (IRRT Mentor)

Glossary of Terms

This is a glossary of terms used in the free links project.