International Relations Round Table (IRRT)


IRRT's objective is to provide a framework for information sharing among librarians, library staff and library supporters interested in international librarianship activities at all types of libraries. The IRRT aims to increase communication among OLA members about international visits, exchanges and programs in which OLA members are involved.

2016/2017 IRRT Officers

Co-Chair/Treasurer: Jennifer Cox, Art Institute of Portland
Co-Chair: Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
Chair Elect/Secretary:
Past ChairLinda Campillo, Wilson High School, Portland Public Schools

2015/2016 IRRT Officers

Chair/TreasurerLinda Campillo, Wilson High School, Portland Public Schools
Chair Elect/Secretary: Jennifer Cox, Art Institute of Portland
Past ChairLori Wamsley, Portland Community College

2014/2015 IRRT Officers
Lori Wamsley, Portland Community College
Chair Elect/SecretaryLinda Campillo, Wilson High School, Portland Public Schools
Past Chair: Brandon Barnett, Multnomah County Library

2015 Annual Meeting: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 3:00 - 4:30 





Please join the OLA International Roundtable Horner Exchange committee in congratulating our 2016 Horner Exchange delegates:

  • Jian Wang (translator) is an Electronic & Continuing Resources Librarian at Portland State University.

  • Richard Sapon-Whiteis Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Oregon State University.

  • Veronica Vichit-Vadakan is a Systems Librarian at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.

  • Victoria Heidushchke is our alternate, should one of the delegates be unable to go.  She is the Library Experience Coordinator at Oregon State University.

The OLA IRRT Horner Exchange committee looks forward to hosting four delegates from the Fujian Provincial Library in late spring of 2016.

Our delegates will travel to the Fujian Province in late October or early November.  The delegates will be joined by Mary Kay Dahlgreen, State Librarian at the Oregon State Library,  and Rosalind Wang, retired, Multnomah County Libraries and Portland State University,  during part of the Exchange visit, so we'll have quite an impressive group of Oregon librarians visiting the Fujian Province next fall.   

The Horner Library Staff Exchange Project is an exchange of library staff between the Fujian Province, China, and Oregon, for the purpose of sharing professional knowledge about library and information science. It was established through a generous gift by the late Dr. Layton Horner to the Oregon State Library and continues through a relationship with the Oregon Library Association International Relations Roundtable. Our international partners are the Fujian Provincial Library and the Fujian Library Association. Fujian is Oregon’s sister province in China, and the Fujian Provincial Library maintains a sister library relationship with the Oregon State Library.  The 2013 blog and 2010 blog provide a look into the most recent trips to the Fujian Province libraries.  

Congratulations delegates!


Horner Exchange 2016 Blog (external site)
Horner Exchange 2013 Blog
(external site)

People to People Programs - partners with ALA (external site)