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OCLC Global Council becomes OCLC Leaders Council

On 19 March 2024, OCLC’s Global Council ratified changes to its name and structure. The evolution from OCLC Global Council to OCLC Leaders Council reflects the continuing and natural evolution of OCLC’s council model, while ensuring impactful participation and diverse global perspectives. The new Leaders Council starts in November 2024. Get more information about this change in the press release.

OCLC Global and Regional Council Elections

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.

Global Council Nomination and Election Process

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. When elections take place each member institution receives one vote.

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