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OCLC Global and Regional Councils 2022 Election

OCLC needs your voice to help shape the future of libraries

The OCLC Global Council is an elected body of member representatives who bring worldwide viewpoints together, informing and guiding the community from their unique perspectives. These elected library leaders engage in thought leadership discussions to help move OCLC forward and play an active role in providing insights for OCLC’s future directions.

2022 Global Council Nomination and Election Timeline

1 – 30 April

Call for nominations

OCLC members will nominate themselves for open Regional Council delegate positions

30 June

Candidates notified (Finalists selected)

Regional Council Nominating Committees will develop their slates and notify nominees

5 – 19 September


OCLC Members will vote in online election; 1 vote per institution

17 – 21 October

Election results announced

Election results will be announced, first to candidates and then to the membership

Each Regional Council establishes its own Nominating Committee from its member delegates to review nominations and determine the slate of candidates to run for its Regional Council election. Together all delegates from the three Regional Councils comprise the Global Council. Each OCLC member library has a designated voting representative who is eligible to participate in the election.

If you have questions about the election process, please contact Member Relations.

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One of the most unique and important benefits of OCLC membership is electing member representatives to your Regional Council. Delegates elected from these councils (Americas; Asia Pacific; and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) reflect your interests through the OCLC Global Council, which works on behalf of members worldwide. Elections take place each year, and each member institution receives one vote.

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