About the International Sustainable Development Interest Group

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The International Sustainable Library Development (ISLD) Interest Group of IRRT serves as a clearinghouse of sustainable community-based library projects in developing areas of the world. This group mobilizes the power of ALA librarians to raise awareness of and make significant contributions to international library development..  ISLD formed in 2002 after a group of returned Peace Corps, who had at previous ALA annual and midwinter meeting met over lunch, decided to organize as an IG under  IRRT.  ISLD has continued as an IG to give any ALA member an opportunity to participate fully in programs, meetings and the networking lunch.  




Connie Champlin
Centerville, MA 
E-mail: cjchamp[@]mac.com

Carolyn Ziering
Salem, MA
E-mail: carolyn[@]ziering.net

Leadership Team

Clara Chu
Mortenson Center for International Library Programs
University of Illinois 
Urbana-Champaign, IL

Kay Cassell
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

Peter Deekle
National Peace Corps Association
Columbia, MD 

Barbara Ford
Mortenson Center University of Illinois
Urbana-Champlain, IL

Janet Lee
 Dean Emerita, Regis University Library
 Denver, CO

Jane Mirandette 
The Hester J. Hodgdon Libraries for All Program
Loveland, CO

Joan Weeks
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 

Staff Liaison
Delin Guerra
Program Manager
American Library Association
International Relations Office

Felicia Chan (Executive Board Liaison Member-at-Large, 2022-2024)