President's Greeting

Hello, and thank you for your interest in the U.S. Agricultural Information Network (USAIN). We are an energetic group of information professionals working in the broad domain of agriculture, and opportunities for involvement abound. Come join us!

In 2005, I received a student scholarship to attend my first USAIN conference, the 9th Biennial & IAALD XITH World Congress, held in Lexington, KY. Twelve years later, I’m honored to serve as USAIN President, and fortunate to work with a talented and committed Executive Council.

Here are a few exciting events and opportunities on the horizon for the coming year:
  • Our 16th Biennial Conference, hosted by Washington State University, scheduled for May 13-16, 2018 (
  • Implementation of the new USAIN website
  • Continuation and further development of collaborations with the National Agricultural Library and AgNIC, and with the Center for Research Libraries (Project CERES)
  • Development of on-boarding processes for new Directors and Officers, Standing Committee Chairs, and Interest Group Conveners

Thank you, USAIN members, for all that you do. I look forward to working with you with the same enthusiasm discovered twelve years ago. If you’re an interested non-member, please feel free to contact us for more information.

Leslie M. Delserone

President, 2017-2018

Leslie Delserone, USAIN President, 2017-2018

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