2016 Global Council election results announced

OCLC Global Council convened on 11–13 April in Dublin, Ohio, USA. Delegates elected Madeleine Lefebvre, Chief Librarian, Ryerson University, and Jacques Malschaert, Managing Director, Bibliotheekservice Fryslân, to the OCLC Board of Trustees. Madeleine and Jacques will take their seats on the Board in November 2016. Delegates also elected Ginny Steel, University Librarian at the University of California, Los Angeles, to serve as Global Council Vice President/President-Elect. Ginny's term will begin on 1 July 2016. Peter Sidorko, University Librarian at the University of Hong Kong, will succeed Anja Smit, University Librarian at Utrecht University, as Global Council President, also beginning 1 July. Anja will transition to Immediate Past President at that time.

The Americas Regional Council (ARC); Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Council (EMEARC); and the Asia Pacific Regional Council (APRC) also announced election results. OCLC member institutions' voting representatives elected the following individuals to serve three-year terms on their respective Councils beginning 1 July 2016.

Board of Trustees


Madeleine Lefebvre, Chief Librarian
Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Jacques Malschaert, Managing Director
Bibliotheekservice Fryslân
Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Global Council Vice President/President-Elect


Ginny Steel, University Librarian
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, USA

Americas Regional Council Executive Committee

  • Christopher Cronin, University of Chicago, USA (Vice Chair/Chair-Elect)
  • Debbie Schachter, Douglas College, Canada (Secretary)
  • Elmelinda Lara, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago (Member-at-large from LAC)

Americas Regional Council Delegates to Global Council

  • Sharon Bostick, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
  • Bobby Bothmann, Minnesota State University, Mankato, USA
  • Jennifer Bowen, University of Rochester, USA
  • Richard Clement, University of New Mexico, USA
  • Dalia Corkrum, Whitman College, USA
  • Helen Fried, Orange County Public Libraries, USA
  • Chuck Gibson, Worthington Public Libraries, USA
  • Clem Guthro, Colby College, USA
  • Kendal Orrison, Resource Sharing Alliance NFP, USA
  • Suzanne Payette, Brossard Public Library, Canada
  • Antoinette Pinder, The College of the Bahamas, Bahamas
  • Scott Walter, DePaul University, USA

Asia Pacific Regional Council Executive Committee

  • Craig Anderson, Deakin University, Australia
  • Paul W.T. Poon, University of Macau, Macau
  • Shirley Chiu-wing Wong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Jianzhong Wu, Shanghai Library, China

EMEA Regional Council Executive Committee

  • Poul Erlandsen, Royal Library – Copenhagen University, Denmark
  • Sybille Hentze, Albertina, Austria
  • Sabine Homilius, Frankfurt City Library, Germany
  • Fiona Parsons, University of Wolverhampton, UK