Leadership

Libraries without Borders is an association under the 1901 Associations French law. It is chaired by an Executive Board of 24 members, elected by the General Assembly, constituted by the totality of LWB's members. In the US, LWB is a nonprofit organization 501(c)(3), also chaired by a Board.

A word from our Chairman

Patrick Weil

Historian, visiting professor at Yale Law School and Senior Research Fellow at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS, France)

In 2007 we founded a nonprofit that seeks to improve access to information, education and culture in the world.

We believed that access to books, to information, and to knowledge required a new kind of mobilization and innovation, and that libraries represented this future where, through the use of new tools and digital technologies, everyone could have access to culture.

We thus sought to reinvent the 21st century library in all its forms. Whether digital or physical, mobile or fixed, libraries give everyone the tools to understand and change the world.

I am proud of the results so far that have allowed Libraries Without Borders to play a novel and significant role in the humanitarian and international communities.

More than a decade ago, we were already driven by the ambition to create a library that would constantly evolve and reinvent itself to better address the major challenges our society faces. That same ambition is now shared by a growing community including our financial and operational parnters, our volutneers, our members and donors, our staff in our offices and those on the ground, of course, and all the individuals and organizations – more and more every day – who collaborate with us in a variety of ways. Together, we are inventing new ways in which libraries can transform and improve the lives of their users.

Board of Directors - United States

Member of Board


Jean-Marie Lambert

Chairman


Patrick Weil

Historian, Senior Research Fellow at the CNRS, visiting professor at Yale Law School

Executive Committee


Katherine Reisner

Counselor, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Treasurer of the Board


Nicholas C.E. Walter

Counsel Jones Day

Member of the Board


Ramona Nadaff

Publisher, Professor of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley

Member of Board


Rebecca Duane

Adjunct Assistant Professor, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Member of the Board


Owen M. Fiss

Professor, Yale Law School

Member of Board


Nate Hill

Executive Director, Metropolitan New York Library Council

Member of Board


Mary Lee Kennedy

Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries

Member of Board


Jo Ling Kent

Senior Business and Tech Correspondent at CBS News

Member of Board


Amber Koonce

NAACP Legal Defense Fund/Fried Frank Fellow

Member of Board


Sara McDougall

Professor, John Jay College and the CUNY Graduate Center

Member of Board


Antonio García Padilla

Dean Emeritus, University of Puerto Rico School of Law

Member of the Board


Eric Parrie

Teacher at Colleagiate Academies

Member of board


Gary Stewart

Managing Director, Techstars NYC CEO, FounderTribes

Member of the Board


Chelsea Stieber

Assistant Professor, Catholic University of America

Member of Baoard


Tse-Sung Wu

Biotech Drug Development Leader

Member of Board


Peter Sahlins

Professor of History at UC Berkeley

Member of the Board


Yves-André Istel

Senior Advisor to Rothschild Global Advisory – Member of the Global Financial Advisory Compliance Committee

Board of Directors - France

Chairman


Patrick Weil

Historian, Senior Research Fellow at the CNRS, visiting professor at Yale Law School

Deputy Chairman


Geneviève Brisac

Writer and editor

Deputy Chairman


Olivier Bassuet

Producer, So Films

Secretary


Ghislaine Hudson

Former Principal of the Lycée Français de New York, Honorary Principal, France

Deputy treasurer


Julien Serignac

Counselor at Paris administrative court

Member of Board


Peter Sahlins

Professor of History at UC Berkeley

Member of Board


Véronique Brachet

Retired, former Press Relations Manager of Radio France

Member of the Board


Arnaud Delalande

Writer

Member of the Board


Christian Connan

Former French ambassador to Mali, Haiti and Cambodia

Member of the Board


Constance Rivière

Member of the Board


Eros Sana

Journalist, social activist, France

Member of the Board


Mary Fleming

Writer

Member of the Board


Yves-André Istel

Senior Advisor to Rothschild Global Advisory – Member of the Global Financial Advisory Compliance Committee

Member of Board


Jean-Baptiste Soufron

Lawyer

Member of the Board


Thierry Marembert

Lawyer at the Paris Bar

Member of the Board


Anna Soravito

Former Programs Director at BSF

Member of the Board


Frédéric Régent

Lecturer at Paris I University – Panthéon-Sorbonne, and professor at the University of the French West Indies and Guiana, Guiana

Member of the Board


Allister Chang

DC Board of Education Member Ward 2

Member of the Board


Eric Jozsef

Member of the Board


Jamel Oubechou

Member of the Board


Jean-Louis De Brouwer

Founding Member & Product Manager in Applied Artificial Intelligence at Xerox

Member of the Board


Sandra Lagumina

Member of the Board


Arielle Scwhab

Member of the Board


Katie Burke

Member of the Board


Silvère Mercier

Librarian, in charge of mediation and digital innovations at the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information (BPI), France

Member of the Board


Lila Azam Zanganeh

Writer

Member of the Board


Florence De la Pradelle

Lawyer

Board of Directors - Belgium

Administrator


Natacha Wallez

Administrator


Tristan Storme

Member of the Board


Jean-Louis De Brouwer

Founding Member & Product Manager in Applied Artificial Intelligence at Xerox

Board of Directors - Italia

Chairman


Patrick Weil

Historian, Senior Research Fellow at the CNRS, visiting professor at Yale Law School

President


Eric Jozsef

Director of BSF Italia Organisation


Ilaria Gaudiello

Treasurer


Simon Bordenave