At the OCLC Global Council meeting, held April 10–12 in Dublin, Ohio, USA, the Global Council elected two new members to the OCLC Board of Trustees and a Vice President/President-Elect of Global Council for 2014–2015, and announced delegate election results from OCLC regions around the world.
John Szabo, City Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, California, USA, and Ellen Tise, Senior Director, Library and Information Services, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, were elected to the OCLC Board of Trustees. They each will begin a four-year term on the Board in November 2014.
Anja Smit, University Librarian, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, was elected Global Council Vice President/President-Elect effective July 1, 2014. Barbara Preece, Director, Loyola Notre Dame Library, will become Global Council President on July 1, having served as Global Council Vice President/President-Elect since July 1, 2013.
The full results of all elections are below.
John Szabo, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, California, USA
Ellen Tise, Library and Information Services, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Anja Smit, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
There was a tie for one of three open positions for this election. The Asia Pacific Regional Council Executive Committee opted to include both candidates on the Executive Committee. This will not change the number of delegates to represent members in Asia Pacific on Global Council.