2022 Global Council election results announced


The 2022 elections for OCLC Global and Regional Council delegates are complete. Congratulations to the individuals who will begin three-year terms as delegates and officers starting 1 November 2022:

Americas Regional Council Delegates to Global Council

Lorely Ambriz
Head Librarian / Assistant Professor
El Paso Community College
Texas, USA

Polly D. Boruff-Jones
Professor and Dean of University Libraries
Oakland University
Michigan, USA

May Chan
Head, Metadata Services
University of Toronto
Ontario, Canada

Gloria Dikeogu
Director of Library Services
Ottawa University
Kansas, USA

Paul Glassman
Director of Scholarly and Cultural Resources
Yeshiva University
New York, USA

Clem Guthro
University Librarian
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Hawaii, USA

Cass Kvenild
Associate Dean of Libraries
University of Wyoming
Wyoming, USA

Elizabeth McClenney
Director of the Library
Roanoke College
Virginia, USA

Craig Milberg
University Librarian
Willamette University
Oregon, USA

Anchalee (Joy) Panigabutra-Roberts
Head of Cataloging
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Tennessee, USA

Sky E. Seery
Library Director
North Platte Public Library
Nebraska, USA

Eric Suess
Marshall Public Library
Idaho, USA

Andrew White
Director, Library Information Services
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
New York, USA

Asia Pacific Regional Council Delegates and Officers to Global Council

Maureen Sullivan
University Librarian
Griffith University

Farrukh Shahzad
Chief Librarian
Forman Christian College – A Chartered University

Helen Thomas
Associate University Librarian
University of Canterbury
New Zealand

Europe, Middle East, and Africa Regional Council Delegates to Global Council

Reinhard Altenhöner
Deputy Director General
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

Sarah Hurter-Savie
Directrice Bibliothèques
Université Côte d’Azur

Theo Kemperman
Bibliotheek Rotterdam

Anna Wołodko
Biblioteki Uniwersyteckiej w Warszawie

In addition to welcoming new delegates, new leadership for the Global Council and for each of the Regional Councils will also begin on 1 November 2022. The Global Council Executive Committee for 2022–2023 is:

  • Global Council Chair and EMEARC Chair: Evi Tramantza, Director of Libraries and Archives, Anatolia College (Greece)
  • Global Council Vice Chair and EMEARC Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: Matthijs van Otegem, University Librarian, Utrecht University (Netherlands)
  • ARC Chair: Hong Yao, Director, Technical Services, Queens Public Library (New York, USA)
  • ARC Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: Michael Levine-Clark, Dean of Libraries, University of Denver (Colorado, USA)
  • APRC Chair: Muh-Chyun Tang, Associate University Librarian, National Taiwan University (Taiwan, R.O.C.)
  • APRC Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: Gaye Rowley, Director of the Library; Professor in the Faculty of Law, Waseda University (Japan)

OCLC Global and Regional Councils

The OCLC Global Council plays an important part in OCLC's governance structure and is comprised of 48 member-elected delegates, each representing one of three regions: The Americas (ARC); Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific (APRC). Delegates work on behalf of the global membership to reflect the needs of member institutions, provide insights to help inform future strategic directions, and provide leadership for the election of six representatives to OCLC's Board of Trustees.

Learn more about OCLC Councils