President and Chief Executive Officer
Jay is the fourth president in OCLC's 43-year history. He came to OCLC in May 1998 after a 24-year career with Information Handling Services, an international publisher of databases, where he held a series of key positions in top management, including President of IHS Engineering. Prior to joining IHS, Jay held positions with the 3M Corporation in Europe and the United States.
Jay is active in professional organizations, including the American Library Association and the Special Libraries Association. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Library Administration, serves on the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Board of Visitors for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a board member of the Governing Board for Publishing of the American Chemical Society.
In Columbus, Ohio, Jay is a member of the boards of the Children's Research Institute, Nationwide Children's Hospital and TechColumbus. He has served as a Campaign Cabinet member of the United Way of Franklin County.
Jay graduated from Colgate University in 1965 with a B.A. in English literature and served as a U.S. Army officer in Germany. He has spent more than seven years living and working outside the United States.
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