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Americas Regional Council Member Meeting and OCLC Symposium

Dallas, Texas, 20 January 2012. This Americas Regional Council Member Meeting and OCLC Symposium drew more than 200 individuals (plus…

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Dallas, Texas, 20 January 2012. This Americas Regional Council Member Meeting and OCLC Symposium drew more than 200 individuals (plus more than 100 online), who learned about OCLC's strategy, which was presented by William Maes, Americas Regional Council Executive Committee Chair (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia).

The meeting featured OCLC Symposium speaker Sarah Lacy, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of PandoDaily, and author of Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky. Sarah discussed “Mining the Fault Lines: Big Collaboration on a Richter Web Scale,” and shared the stories of several entrepreneurs from around the world, who have overcome incredible circumstances to create new opportunities in their communities.

Cathy De Rosa, OCLC Vice President for the Americas and Global Vice President of Marketing also gave an overview of OCLC's latest membership survey on communications. Rick Schwieterman, OCLC Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer closed the event with a brief summary of the recommendations, actions and outcomes from OCLC Global Council’s Cost Sharing Models Task Force.

Resources from this event:

  • William Maes, Americas Regional Council Chair: Welcome and Introductions

    [ video, 21 minutes; PDF, 27 slides]
  • Sarah Lacy, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of PandoDaily, and author of Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: "Mining the Fault Lines: Big Collaboration on a Richter Web Scale"”

    [ video, 52 minutes; PDF, 27 slides]
  • William Maes, Americas Regional Council Chair: "Membership Update on OCLC's Strategy"

    [ video, 15 minutes; PDF, 21 slides]
  • Cathy De Rosa, OCLC Vice President for the Americas and Global Vice President of Marketing: "Cooperative Communications and Membership Survey Results"

    [ video, 27 minutes; PDF, 48 slides]
  • Rick Schwieterman, OCLC Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer: "Recommendations, Actions and Outcomes from OCLC Global Council's Cost Sharing Models Task Force"

    [ video, 28 minutes; PDF, 14 slides]

Start Date

20 January 2012

End Date

20 January 2012

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