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Statement of Role, Purpose, and Function

The IRRT Public Libraries Interest Group (PLIG) will create a forum for the exchange of ideas, best practices and challenges of public libraries around the world. PLIG will work to promote the values of public libraries worldwide and encourage and advocate for awareness of international public libraries within the American Library Association.

International Public Libraries-Discussion Group

Description: Are you interested in International Public Libraries? Would you like to help create a forum to exchange ideas and share challenges facing public libraries from a global perspective? International and United States Librarians are invited to a discussion group sponsored by the newly formed IRRT- Public Library Interest Group. The discussion group explored how PLIG can serve the needs and interests of the International Public Library Community.



Mollie Fein (co-chair)
Branch Manager
Baltimore County Public Library
Essex Branch
1110 Eastern Boulevard
Essex, MD 21221
Work: 410-887-0295 x110 or 100

Yolanda Cuesta (co-chair)
Cuesta Multicultural Consulting
6648 Lake Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95831-2851
Work: 916.395.1688
Fax: 916.395.1688


Rebecca Miller Banner
Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Sarah Beasley
Manager Film and Audio Dept.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Marica Sapro Ficovic
Dubrovnik Public Library
Dubrovnik, Croatia

John Furlong
Brentwood Public Library
St. Louis, Missouri

Fred Gitner
Coordinator, New Americans Program & Special Services
Queens Borough Public Library
Jamaica, New York

Meg King-Sloan
Comstock Township Library
Comstock, Michigan

Rebecca Teasdale
Schaumburg Township District Library
Schaumburg, Illinois

Valene Wonder
Immigrant and Refugee Manager
Seattle Public Library
Seattle, Washington

Related Files

Midwinter Meeting 2007 minutes