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OCLC Global Council election results announced

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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.

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