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ChewLeng Beh elected Vice President/President-Elect of OCLC Global Council

DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 15 April 2011—ChewLeng Beh, Senior Director, Library and Professional Services, National Library Board in Singapore, has been elected Vice President/President-Elect of OCLC Global Council. His term as Vice President will begin July 1, 2011, followed by a one-year term as President of Global Council beginning July 1, 2012.

Election results for OCLC's three Regional Councils, Americas (ARC), Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Council (EMEARC), and Asia Pacific Regional Council (APRC), were also announced during the Global Council Meeting in Dublin, Ohio, April 11-13. This year, 44 delegates representing 17 countries participated in the meeting under the direction of Jennifer Younger, President, OCLC Global Council, and Chair, Board of Directors, Catholic Research Resources Alliance, and Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame.

In addition to serving as Senior Director, Library and Professional Services, National Library Board in Singapore, Mr. Beh also serves as Director of Singapore Integrated Library Automated Services (SILAS). He is a member of the Asia Pacific Regional Council Executive Committee and has participated on OCLC’s Cost Sharing & Pricing Strategy Task Force.

Berndt Dugall, Direktor/Librarian, Universität Frankfurt, Universitätsbibliothek Johann Senckenberg, Germany, currently Vice President/President-Elect of Global Council, will begin his term as President July 1, 2011.

The following individuals were elected by OCLC member voting representatives from their respective regions:

OCLC Americas Regional Council
ARC Executive Committee Members (Term: July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012):

  • Vice Chair/Chair-Elect—Barbara Preece, Dean of the Library, California State University, San Marcos (San Marcos,California, USA). As Vice Chair, Ms. Preece will also become a Global Council Member Delegate for the term 1 July 2011 through 30 June 2014. She will become Chair of the Executive Committee beginning July 1, 2012.
  • Secretary—Claudia Timmann, Director of Library Services, Mohave Community College (Kingman, Arizona, USA)
  • Member-at-Large (Canada)—Joseph Hafner, Associate Director, Collection Services, McGill University Library (Montréal, Québec, Canada)
  • Member-at-Large (Latin America and the Caribbean)—Marilyn Montalvo, Automation Librarian/Technical Services Department Assistant Director, Universidad del Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
  • Member-at-Large (United States of America)—Pat Boze, Associate Director, Lincoln Trail Libraries System (Champaign, Illinois, USA)
  • Member-at-Large (United States of America)—James LaRue, Director, Douglas County Libraries (Castle Rock, Colorado, USA)

OCLC Global Council Member Delegates from the Americas Region (Term: July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2014):

  • Sarah Campbell, Head, Lending Services, Technical Services and Systems, Portland Public Library (Portland, Maine, USA)
  • Deborah Dancik, University Librarian, Willamette University (Salem, Oregon, USA)
  • John DeSantis, Cataloging & Metadata Services Librarian, Dartmouth College (Hanover, New Hampshire, USA)
  • Ian Fairclough, Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian, George Mason University (Fairfax, Virginia, USA)
  • Debbie Johnson-Houston, Library Director, McNeese State University Library (Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA)
  • Royce Kitts, Library Director, Tonganoxie Public Library (Tonganoxie, Kansas, USA)
  • Oleg Kreymer, Systems Librarian, Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York, USA)
  • Ann Pederson, Medical Librarian, Altru Health System (Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA)
  • Lori Phillips, Associate Dean of Libraries, University of Wyoming (Laramie, Wyoming, USA)
  • Anne Prestamo, Associate Dean for Collection and Technology Services, Oklahoma State University Libraries (Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA)
  • Donna Reed, Library Director, Portland Community College (Portland, Oregon, USA)
  • Cynthia Steinhoff, Director, Anne Arundel Community College (Arnold, Maryland, USA)
  • Jerry Stephens, Librarian and Director, University of Alabama–Birmingham (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
  • Jane Treadwell, University Librarian & Dean, Library Instructional Services, University of Illinois Springfield, Brookens Library (Springfield, Illinois, USA)
  • Jon Walker, Executive Director, Pueblo City-County Library District (Pueblo, Colorado, USA)
  • Jennifer Younger, Chair, Board of Directors, Catholic Research Resources Alliance, and Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Indiana, USA)

OCLC Asia Pacific Regional Council (APRC)
APRC Executive Committee Members
The following seven individuals were elected to serve on the APRC Executive Committee. The specific offices (Chair, Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, Council Secretary and Members-at-Large) will be determined during the APRC Executive Committee meeting in June 2011.

  • ChewLeng Beh, Senior Director, Library and Professional Services, National Library Board; Director, Singapore Integrated Library Automated Services (SILAS)—Two-year term, July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2013
  • Hsueh-hua Chen, University Librarian and Professor of Library Science, National Taiwan University—Two-year term, July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2013
  • Alison Elliott, Director, Content Services, National Library of New Zealand—Two-year term, July 1, 2011 –  June 30, 2013
  • Andrew Wells, University Librarian, University of New South Wales, Australia—Two-year term, July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2013
  • Makoto Nakamoto, Administrative Director, Waseda University, Japan—One-year term, July 1, 2011 –June 30, 2012
  • Peter Sidorko, University Librarian, University of Hong Kong—One-year term, July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012
  • Avalogo A. Togi Tunupopo, University Librarian, National University of Samoa—One-year term, July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012

Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Council (EMEARC)
EMEARC Executive Committee Members and Global Council Delegates (July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2014):

  • Raymond Bérard, Director, ABES, Montpelier, France
  • Annsofie Oscarsson, Library Director, Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden

About OCLC Global Council

Global Council comprises Member Delegates elected by the members within each of the three Regional Councils and serves as a key strategic discussion forum and the major communication link between member libraries, Regional Councils and OCLC. Global Council helps shape the future direction of OCLC and libraries by electing six members to the OCLC Board of Trustees and ratifying amendments to the OCLC Code of Regulations and Articles of Incorporation. The Global Council also discusses interests of mutual concern and makes recommendations to OCLC management and members of the OCLC Board of Trustees. Member Delegates also help to ensure regular and open communication between the Membership and OCLC.

About OCLC Regional Councils

Each of OCLC’s three Regional Councils, in cooperation with OCLC, plans at least one in-person Regional Council meeting annually to keep current on issues of vital and immediate interest to members of the OCLC cooperative. Regional Councils also schedule additional virtual or “sub-regional” meetings as needed. OCLC supports these meetings, where members can participate in discussions, advance ideas and vote on resolutions related to the cooperative. The Regional Councils also elect member representatives from their respective regions, who will contribute to the Regional Council Executive Committee and/or Global Council meetings, committees and additional forums for member input.

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