ILN Organization 2019-2020 Elections

Positions to be elected Summer 2019:
2019-2020 Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors
2019-2020 Vice-Chair of the Communications Committee
2019-2020 Chair of the Professional Development Committee 

2019-2020 Vice-Chair of the Professional Development Committee
Two At-large positions, serving until 2022




ILN Organization 2019-2020

Board of Directors:
Chair, 2019-20: Melanie Wood, Zayed University Dubai (2021)
Vice-Chair, Open position (serving until 2022)
Past Chair,2018-19: Meggan Houlihan, NYU Abu Dhabi (2020)
Professional Development Chair, Open position, (serving until 2021) 

Professional Development Vice Chair, Open position, (serving until 2022)       

Professional Development Past Chair: Mireille El Najjar, Horizon School, Abu Dhabi  (2019)
Communications Chair, Nicole Brothers, Texas A & M University, Qatar (2020)   

Communications Vice Chair, Open position, (serving until 2022)                                                                                       

Communications Past Chair: Asma’a S. Assim, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi (2020)

Directors At Large:
Two open positions, serving until 2022
Kristine Stewart, Zayed University, Dubai (2021)
Taylor Hixson, NYU, Abu Dhabi (2021)
Mohammad Al Hamad, Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, Abu Dhabi (2021)                 

Special Libraries Association-Arabian Gulf Chapter Councilor: Dr. Saif Al Jabri, SQU, Oman (2021)


The Professional Development Committee works to provide formal and informal venues for information literacy practitioners to share their experiences, learn best practices and develop information literacy teaching and research skills. The committee works to promote mentoring relationships for working practitioners and MLS students, organizes and hosts a variety of professional development workshops, and partners with regional and international organizations to bring professional learning and networking opportunities to practitioners across the GCC.


Chair, 2018-19: Mireille El Najjar, Horizon School, Abu Dhabi
Vice-Chair, 2018-19: Jeff Verbeem, Zayed University, Dubai
Past Chair, 2017-2018: Patricia Jamal, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi

The Communications Committee works to support and promote the activities of the ILN as a whole by establishing and maintaining an effective web presence and other communications mechanisms as appropriate, promoting the benefits of the ILN, maintaining membership lists, and recruiting new members to the group.

Chair, 2018-19: Asma’a S. Assim, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi
Vice-Chair, 2018-19: Nicole Brothers, Texas A & M University, Qatar
Past Chair, 2017-18: Melanie Wood, Zayed University Dubai