International Relations Committee

Charge

Leads and coordinates international relations activities. Engages with counterpart groups of librarians abroad, particularly those in Core's areas of interest, and encourages participation in international conferences and other activities. Reviews and recommends to the Core Board candidates for IFLA section standing committees. Reviews and awards the Online Course Scholarship for Library Professionals from Developing Countries.

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Roster

Jeannette E. Pierce (Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
MARGARET V. MERING (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Christopher Scott Dieckman (Past-Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Aiping Chen-Gaffey (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Megan Heady (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Lisa Leyser Jochelson (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Julie Kane (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Julia Leggett (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
MARGARET V. MERING (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Jeannette E. Pierce (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Kumiko Reichert (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Lihong Zhu (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Rachel Fleming (Board Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Jenny Levine (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2020, to April 3, 2024)
Contact Core (Staff, January 24, 2024, to June 29, 2050)
Thomas Ferren (Staff, June 30, 2021, to July 1, 2025)
Amber Robbin (Staff, April 17, 2023, to June 29, 2050)

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About this Committee

Deliverables

  • Annual recommendations for activities and outreach to further Core's support of international members and library groups 
  • A slate of Core candidates for IFLA section standing committees in years the division is asked to provide them
  • Recipient of the Online Course Scholarship for Library Professionals from Developing Countries

Expected Time Commitment

  • 1-2 planning meetings each year
  • 1-2 virtual meetings when IFLA candidates are being reviewed
  • 1-2 virtual meetings when scholarship applications are being reviewed

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Interest or experience in issues affecting libraries globally
  • Previous participation or familiarity with IFLA sections and activities