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)

About 10 years ago, we founded a nonprofit to improve access to information, education and culture in the world.

We believed that access to books, to information and knowledge needed mobilization and innovation, that libraries represented the future, as they are much more than just a collection of books. That libraries could ensure everyone has access to new education, culture and information tools, to technologies and internet.

Ever since, we have contributed to inventing the 21st century library, be it digital or physical, mobile or fixed; a library that can give everyone the tools to understand and change the world.

Today, I am proud of our results and realizations, that have given Libraries without Borders the significant role it now holds on the international scene.

10 years ago, we were already driven by the ambition to create a library constantly evolving and reinventing itself to better address the major issues our society faces. That same ambition is now shared by a growing community: our financial and operational partners, our volunteers, our members and donors, our staff in our offices and on the ground of course, and all those – more and more every day- who get involve  with us!

Board of Directors - United States

Chairman


Patrick Weil

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

Member of the Board


Lila Azam Zanganeh

Writer and Literary Critic, Member of the Board of Overseers of the International Rescue Committee

Deputy Chairman


Peter Sahlins

Historian, Professor at UC Berkeley

Member of the Board


Chelsea Stieber

Assistant Professor, Catholic University of America

Executive Committee


Katherine Reisner

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

Treasurer


Mark Cramer

CEO of Rank Dynamics

Member of the Board


Ramona Nadaff

Publisher, Professor of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley

Executive Committee


Zach Sims

Co-founder & CEO of Codecademy

Member of the Board


Anthony Chase

Program Officer, Humanity in Action

Member of the Board


Owen M. Fiss

Professor, Yale Law School

Member of the Board


Jeanne Friedman

Strategic Development Advisor

Member of the Board


Noorain Khan

Program Officer, Office of the President, Ford Foundation

Member of the Board


Jessica Marshall

Co-Founder LightSail Education

Member of the Board


Eric Parrie

Teacher at Colleagiate Academies

Committee of Advisors - United States

Peace Corps Librarian


Kelly Grogg

Board of Directors - France

Chairman


Patrick Weil

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

Deputy Chairman


Peter Sahlins

Historian, Professor at UC Berkeley

General Secretary


Arnaud Delalande

Writer

Treasurer


Philippe Laffon

General Inspector at the General Inspection for Social Affairs

Deputy treasurer


Julien Serignac

Counselor at Paris administrative court

Member of the Board


Olivier Bassuet

Producer, So Films

Member of the Board


Olivier Bosc

Library and archives Curator of the Chantilly Castle

Member of the Board


Antoine Boulay

Institutional relations Director at Bpifrance

Member of the Board


Jean-Manuel Bourgois

Editor, past President of the National Editors’ Syndicate

Member of the Board


Véronique Brachet

Retired, former Press Relations Manager of Radio France

Member of the Board


Geneviève Brisac

Writer and editor

Member of the Board


Christian Connan

Former French ambassador to Mali, Haiti and Cambodia

Member of the Board


Mark Cramer

CEO of Surf Canyon, US

Member of the Board


Alexander Soros

Chairman of the Alexander Soros Foundation, US

Member of the Board


Nathalie Daigne

Librarian, Head of the “Audience Development” Service at the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information (BPI), France

Member of the Board


Mary Fleming

Writer

Member of the Board


Ghislaine Hudson

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

Member of the Board


Thierry Marembert

Lawyer at the Paris Bar

Member of the Board


Marie-Françoise Robert-Cartier

BSF volunteers Representative

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


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


Eros Sana

Journalist, social activist, France

Member of the Board


Anna Soravito

Former Programs Director at BSF

Member of the Board


Jean-Baptiste Soufron

Lawyer, Secretary General of the French Digital Council, France

Member of the Board


Cyril Zimmermann

Founder of the Hi-Media group, Chairman of ACSEL, France