Idrisa Pandit considers herself a scholar activist. Idrisa completed her doctoral and postdoctoral studies in Information Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Idrisa is an interdisciplinary studies scholar and she has served in a variety of academic and administrative leadership positions in Kashmir, the United States, and Canada.

Idrisa is passionate about issues of social justice. She is the founder of Muslim Social Services of Kitchener Waterloo. Besides her academic honors, Idrisa has been recognized for her leadership and service to the Waterloo Region community. Idrisa is the recipient of the University of Waterloo’s first ever Community Impact Award; Ontario Ministry of Status of Women Leading Women, Leading Girls award; Oktoberfest Woman of the Year Award; and Kitchener Volunteer Action Centre, Innovative Involvement Volunteer Award. In 2007, Idrisa was named as one of the top twenty Muslim women who inspire by the Canadian Council of Muslim Women.

To the WPL Board, Idrisa brings experience as a library educator, library administrator, and a very successful organizer of library community programs.

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Idrisa Pandit
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