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.

The Horner Library Staff Exchange Program

2013 Horner Exchange

The flagship program of the IRRT is the Horner Library Staff Exchange Project. For more than 20 years, librarians from Oregon and from our sister province, Fujian, China have traveled between the two countries for the purpose of sharing professional knowledge about library and information science. Initially established through a generous gift by the late Dr. Layton Horner to the State Library of Oregon, the exchange continues through a relationship with the Oregon Library Association International Relations Round Table and generous donations from our community. 


The next exchange has not been scheduled at this time, however it is hoped to do so in the near future. We need your help to make it happen! Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Horner Exchange at the link below. Thank you!

Horner Exchange Donations


2016 Horner Exchange





2022/2023 IRRT Officers

  • Jian Wang, Chair, Portland State University
  • Laura Axon, Co-Chair/Secretary, Creative Science School Library

2020/2021 IRRT Officers

  • Jian Wang, Chair/Secretary, Portland State University
  • Bruce Flath, Co-Chair/Treasurer, Mount Angel Library
  • Linda Campillo, Past Chair, retired teacher-librarian Portland Public Schools

2019/2020 IRRT Officers

  • Linda Campillo, Chair/Treasurer, retired teacher-librarian Portland Public Schools
  • Jian Wang, Chair/Secretary, Portland State University
  • Veronica Vichit-Vakadan, Past Chair, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine


 Annual Meeting minutes:

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

Horner Exchange 2010 Blog (external site)

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