International Relations Committee


To lead and coordinate ALCTS international relations activities and the division's communication regarding those activities. To engage in outreach activities with counterpart groups of librarians abroad, and to develop and implement international library collections and technical services programs, meetings, educational activities, and publications recommended by the ALA/IRC and the ALCTS board. To advise the ALCTS board on international issues related to library collections, technical services, and standards in those areas. To develop ways in which ALCTS can complement or otherwise add to ALA's international policy objectives, focusing specifically on library collections and technical services. To coordinate ALCTS section nominations to IFLA section standing committees and recommend the nominations to the ALCTS board for approval. To encourage ALCTS participation (collective and individual) in international conferences and other related activities. To plan and monitor activities using the ALCTS strategic and tactical plan as a framework.


Margaret Mering (Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Kjerste Christensen (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Kirsten Huhn (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Denise Pan (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Erik Radio (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Duncan R. Stewart (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Jeffery Sundquist (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Marie Waltz (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Cathy Weng (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mrs. Jennifer C. Williams (Virtual Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mr. Paul R. Burley (Intern, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Keri Cascio (Board Liaison, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2020)
Keri Cascio (Staff Liaison, January 15, 2015, to June 30, 2020)
Megan Dougherty (Staff Liaison, August 28, 2017, to June 30, 2020)

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Consists of 9 members and 1 intern appointed by the ALCTS President-elect from the membership at large, serving 2-year terms and led by chair.


Established in 1981 at the request of the ALCTS Board.

Get Involved

ALCTS values committed and active committee members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve on the International Relations Committee. Committee members must have an interest in the work of the committee; be able to attend Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings to participate in the meetings and activities of the committee; and be able to work between meetings via e-mail and ALA Connect. Express your interest in serving on this or other committees by filling out a volunteer form. Appointments take place once a year, during the spring. Committee service usually begins following Annual Conference, about July 1.