Vice Chair-Chair Elect
ZHANG, SHA LI
Assistant Director for Collections & Tech. Service, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
IRRT/IRC ACTIVITIES: IRRT: Member, Orientation/Mentoring Committee, 2007-Present; IRRT: Secretary/Treasurer, Roundtable, 2003-07; IRRT: Chair, Membership Committee, 2004-06; ALA/IRC: Chair, Europe Subcommittee, 2003-04; IRRT: Editor, International Leads, 2000-03; ALA/IRC: Member, Europe Subcommittee, 2001-02; ALA/IRC: Chair, East Asia Subcommittee, 2000-01; ALA/IRC: Member, East Asia Subcommittee, 1997-2000.
STATEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL CONCERNS: Librarians should play an important role in enhancing understanding on library issues beyond our borders. IRRT is the primary unit that promotes the interest and advocates services for international activities within ALA. I have actively participated in many of these activities through my various roles with IRRT, including a two-term International Leads Editor, two-term Secretary/Treasurer, and two-year services as Membership Committee Chair. These activities provided me with the opportunities to meet many IRRT members from U.S. and other countries, to effectively communicate with the IRRT leadership and its members on important issues, and to actively recruit new members and provide new services to them. If elected to IRRT Chair, I will continue contributing to this organization in realizing its mission and goals, diligently working with IRRT officers, committees, and members on our Strategic Plan, and assisting in activities that are mutually beneficial to librarians in U.S. and abroad.
Humanities Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
IRRT/IRC ACTIVITIES: IRRT: co-chair, Pre-conference Committee, 2007-Present; IRRT: Pre-conference Committee, 2005-07.
STATEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL CONCERNS: Having had a long-standing interest and many opportunities to be involved in international librarianship, I am convinced that only through world-wide cooperation and resource-sharing will we be able to promote global library services and ALA's mission to "ensure access to information for all." IRRT is an important connection point for librarians who wish to learn from and share ideas with their colleagues from around the world. I am committed to contributing to IRRT growth and its key role at the intersection of American and international librarianship.
These nominations have been made in accordance with the Round Table’s Bylaws.
Jeannette E. Pierce, Chair
Nancy M. Bolt, Member
Mary L. Boone, Member
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