NEWS AND EVENTS
Jay Jordan to continue as OCLC President and CEO until June 2013
At the request of the OCLC Board of Trustees, Jay Jordan will delay his retirement and remain as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OCLC for another year, providing the Board time to appoint his successor and complete a smooth leadership transition.
OCLC Trustees will determine the succession plan and develop a time line for selecting a new leader for the cooperative during its next regularly scheduled meeting, September 9–10. The search process is expected to take several months.
In June, Larry Alford, Chair of the OCLC Board of Trustees, announced that the Board had made the decision that it was in the best interest of the OCLC cooperative to invite Jay Jordan to continue to serve as President and CEO.
“Jay’s continued commitment to OCLC and the membership has resulted in a seamless continuation of OCLC’s important work and service to member libraries,” said Mr. Alford. “Jay, the senior leadership team and the more than 1,200 employees of OCLC are hard at work enhancing services, including WorldCat and WorldShare, conducting research and delivering membership programs that advance libraries and library services to millions of library users across the globe.”
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