OCLC are now able to announce the election results of this year’s Global Council Meeting. Barbara Preece, Director, Loyola/Notre Dame Library (Baltimore, Maryland, USA), has been elected Vice President/President-Elect of OCLC Global Council. The one-year term as Vice President will begin on 1 July 2013, and the one-year term as President will begin on 1 July 2014.
Global Council delegates also passed two resolutions. A new Membership Protocols document, authored by the Global Council Membership Committee members, was accepted, as was a report on Credits and Incentives, produced by the Global Council Task Force on Credits and Incentives. Both documents will be available on the OCLC website and will go into effect 1 July 2013.
OCLC’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Council (EMEARC) concluded elections and announced the results during the Meeting.
OCLC member voting representatives elected the following individuals:
OCLC EMEA Regional Council (EMEARC)
EMEARC Executive Committee Members and Global Council Delegates (Term: 1 July 2013 – 30 June 2016)
- Germany—Rupert Schaab, SUB Göttingen - State and University Library of Göttingen
- Netherlands—Anja Smit, Utrecht University
- United Kingdom—Fiona Parsons, University of Wolverhampton
- Public Libraries—Jacques Malschaert, Bibliotheekservice Fryslan, Netherlands
- Other countries—Poul Erlandsen, The Royal Library / CULIS, Copenhagen, Denmark
This was the first Global Council Meeting to take place outside the United States or Canada. Forty-six 46 Global Council delegates and four alternates from 16 countries and territories participated in the meeting, under the direction of OCLC Global Council President, ChewLeng Beh, Senior Director Library & Professional Services and Director of SILAS, National Library Board, Singapore.