Executive Director, OCLC Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean
Daniel Boivin became Director of OCLC Canada in 1997, and in 2010, his role expanded to include Latin America and the Caribbean. He assumes the financial, managerial and marketing responsibility for these regions. Prior to OCLC, Daniel owned a company that distributed electronic databases in Canada. He has worked in a variety of library settings including in a leading library automation vendor and as an automated services librarian and cataloger at the Canadian Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, National Research Council Canada. He is a member of the Canadian Library Association, the Corporation of Professional Librarians of Québec and the Association pour l’avancement des Sciences et des Techniques en Documentation. Daniel holds a Diploma in Pure and Applied Science from Cégep de Trois-Rivières, a bachelor’s of geology from the University of Montréal, an MLIS from the University of Montréal and an MBA from Concordia University.
Daniel’s diverse background and deep experience in the Canadian library system provides him with a unique viewpoint on the industry. He speaks on topics related to various OCLC activities and membership reports (Online Catalogs; Sharing, Privacy and Trust; Perceptions of Libraries; Environmental Scan), library workflow issues and OCLC products and services.