Who is the Oaxaca Lending Library?

As a Mexican nonprofit association under state and federal law, the library is run by a volunteer board of directors nominated and elected by its membership during an Annual General Assembly Meeting (or AGAM). Volunteers maintain and run various committees necessary for the continued operation of our organization. We could not function without them!

Beyond our directors, the library employs three paid employees whose contributions to the maintenance and organization of the library, its policies and operations are essential, and we are deeply grateful for their service.

The Board


Jacki Gordon,


Dottie Bellinger,
Vice President

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Mary Phillips, Secretary


Marirose Leischer, Treasurer

At Large Directors

  • Abraham Fregosoa

  • Jose Luis Zarete

  • Lina Martinez Negrete

  • Douglas Long

  • Phil Schlak

  • John Burch

  • David Myler

  • David Shallenberger

  • Peter McCallion

The OLL Staff


Adriana Perez Maldonado,
Library manager


Concepcion Lopez Alcantrar,
Circulation desk clerk


Mireya Pérez Maldonado, Administrative assistant


Complaints about any employee must be directed to the Library Manager. If the complaint is about the Manager, it is to be directed to the Board President. Aggression in any form against individual employees, volunteers, or library members and guests will not be tolerated. Click here for more information.


As an Asociación Civil in Mexico, we are required to maintain a governing Constitution, which dictates the underlying mission, scope and abilities of our organization as well as the manner in which we conduct our organization's day-to-day affairs relating to its governance. Click here to read this document.

Board minutes




2018 (Action Plan) (AGAM)