RLG Partnership Council

The RLG Partnership Council is no longer intact. The information on this page is provided for historical purposes only.

In general, the council fulfilled a unique advisory role relative to the RLG Partnership agenda. It was advisory to the Vice President, OCLC Research and Chief Strategist. Its work included:

  • Representing the interests of RLG Partnership partner institutions.
  • Acting on behalf of RLG Partnership partner institutions by making recommendations on programmatic and research issues and directions.
  • Representing and advocating those directions to the RLG Partnership partner community.

The RLG Partnership Council provided wide-ranging advice to guide the activities of RLG Partnership and OCLC Research. Advice was sought in areas such as programmatic needs and priorities, balancing the RLG Partnership agenda with its available budget, and changing RLG Partnership partner financial contribution requirements.

The council met twice a year and attended the RLG Partnership annual meeting.


The RLG Partnership Council had up to 12 members. For the initial (July 2006) council, five members were appointed by the former RLG Board of Directors, five members were appointed by the OCLC Board of Trustees, and two members were appointed, with the consent of the RLG Board of Directors, by the Vice President, OCLC Research and Chief Strategist.

Beginning July 1, 2008, and for three years thereafter, eight members of the council were elected by RLG Partnership partner representatives and four were appointed by the Vice President, OCLC Research and Chief Strategist. Candidates for these appointed representative roles were identified and recruited based on their paths or work, which would not ordinarily intersect with the RLG Partnership.

RLG Partnership Council – 2008

Name Institution Term
Meg Bellinger Yale University 2008-2011
Nancy Gwinn Smithsonian Institution 2008-2011
Hjordis Halvorson Newberry Library 2008-2010
Anne Jarvis University of Cambridge 2008-2010
Carol Mandel New York University 2008-2011
James Neal Columbia University 2008-2010
John Wilkin University of Michigan 2008-2011
Caroline Brazier The British Library Appointee, 2008-2009
Clifford A. Lynch Coalition for Networked Information Appointee, 2008-2009
Bob Wolven Columbia University Libraries Appointee, 2008-2009

A list of previous RLG Partnership Council members is available here.