Board of Trustees
The expertise and community involvement of our governing board guide OCLC toward connecting the world's libraries.
OCLC was founded in 1967 as an Ohio library cooperative. Today, it provides services to over 25,900 member libraries around the world. The OCLC Board of Trustees represents the interest of these members.
The Board works to align OCLC’s product, research and advocacy strategies with OCLC’s mission: to connect people to knowledge through library cooperation. To ensure that OCLC remains a strong collaborative, the Board encourages a culture of cooperation and vigorous debate.
Trustees listen carefully to members from all types of libraries and from countries around the globe, to better understand issues affecting libraries in today’s changing environment.
The OCLC Board of Trustees meets five times a year. A day of committee meetings is followed by a formal board meeting the next day. Trustees immerse themselves in current library issues, as well as OCLC strategic updates, in preparation for these meetings.
The 2012-2013 OCLC Board of Trustees