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Global and Regional Council 2014 Election Results  

  • Global Council elects John Szabo, Ellen Tise to OCLC Board of Trustees
  • Anja Smit elected Global Council Vice President/President-Elect
  • Regional Council election results also announced

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OCLC members own, sustain and shape the future of the world's largest library cooperative. Today, more than 16,737 OCLC member libraries, archives and museums around the world realize the benefits of countless network effects resulting from collective innovation.  


Any library, museum or archive that participates in cooperative services with OCLC is considered a member. The benefits of membership are equally available to all institutions that are part of the cooperative.

Our cooperative approach to promoting libraries, librarians and librarianship involves a variety of activities. OCLC Research works with the community to collaboratively identify problems and opportunities, prototype and test solutions, and share findings through publications, presentations and professional interactions.

Our advocacy work helps libraries enhance their outreach efforts and our standards activities help improve how members can leverage data. All of these initiatives inform and advance our cooperative services.

Members around the world

La Crescent Public Library
La Crescent, Minnesota, USA
MNLCP

Les Archives d'Etat de Genève
Genève, Switzerland
CHAEG

Archives de l'ancien Évêché de Bâle
Porrentruy, Switzerland
CHACV

Vladislav Petković Dis Public Library
Čačak, Serbia
RSCAC

Belgrade Archdiocese
Belgrade, Serbia
RSPLS

Everest University–Melbourne
Melbourne, Florida, USA
FLEUM

Member resources

View guiding documents that outline the roles and responsibilities of Global and Regional Councils, plus additional documents related to OCLC governance.

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Featured member video

OCLC Americas Regional Council Meeting Summary

(streaming video, 5:32 minutes)
24 January 2014

This short video is a summary of the OCLC Americas Regional Council Meeting at ALA Midwinter in January 2014. Speakers include Jane Treadwell, Sandy Yee and Skip Prichard.

View all presentations and recordings »