The International Relations Committee shall advise the Board of Directors and shall represent the Society’s interest in matters related to international cooperation and programs in the field of information science and technology, information services and policies. It shall actively seek avenues to increase ASIS&T’s international presence through appropriate initiatives from ASIS&T, participation in international cooperative efforts and collaboration with societies active in the broad field of library and information science.  It shall advise the Membership committee on activities to increase international membership, including opportunities for establishing international chapters and student chapters.  The international liaison persons appointed by the President in consultation with the Chair to promote ASIS&T presence in particular countries or regions shall report to the committee.  The Executive Director shall seek the committee’s advice and support in dealing with any matter related to international activities. The President, Executive Director and Committee shall cooperate in dealing with all proposed initiatives or activities. The committee shall maintain regular contact with the Membership committee, Chapter Assembly advisory committee and the SIG Cabinet Steering committee, through designated liaison persons. All committees, chapters and SIGs will be welcome to appoint a liaison person to the committee.

Co-Chair: Diane Velasquez, PhD, University of South Australia
Co-Chair: Lisa Hussey, PhD, Simmons College
Board Liaison: Dania Bilal, PhD, University of Tennessee



The ASIS&T community is committed to the values of diversity and inclusion, which we believe support our efforts to achieve and sustain excellence in the information science and technology field. We believe that we can best promote excellence by engaging diverse group members and other stakeholders, and providing opportunities at all levels of engagement for any individual or group that shares these values. ASIS&T leaders, volunteers, and staff will strive to keep diversity and inclusion at the forefront of all program planning and development efforts in order to ensure the most welcoming and engaging environment possible for our stakeholders.