Academic Library Services to International Students Interest Group


To provide academic librarians with a forum to discuss issues related to all types of library service to international patrons, including instruction, outreach, reference, collections, and programming; develop guidelines and resources that will assist academic librarians with providing quality services to their international constituencies.


Dr. Peggy I. Nzomo (Convener, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Joe Mocnik (Past Convener, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Katie Odhner (Past Convener, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)

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Academic Library Services to International Students IG Discussion List
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As of August 2021, the ALSISIG had 855 members. Interest Group composition includes a convener and incoming convener.


The Academic Library Services to International Students Interest Group was established at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference. The next renewal date for this interest group is the 2024 ALA Annual Conference.

Get Involved

Join an Interest Group
Join the Academic Library Services to International Students Interest Group through your ALA membership record, and participate through the interest group's ALA Connect space and the ACRL electronic mailing list.  If you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for discussion topics or events, please contact the conveners.

Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association