Global and Regional Council 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


At the OCLC Global Council meeting, held April 10–12 in Dublin, Ohio, USA, the Global Council elected two new members to the OCLC Board of Trustees and a Vice President/President-Elect of Global Council for 2014–2015, and announced delegate election results from OCLC regions around the world.

John Szabo, City Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, California, USA, and Ellen Tise, Senior Director, Library and Information Services, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, were elected to the OCLC Board of Trustees. They each will begin a four-year term on the Board in November 2014.

Anja Smit, University Librarian, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, was elected Global Council Vice President/President-Elect effective July 1, 2014. Barbara Preece, Director, Loyola Notre Dame Library, will become Global Council President on July 1, having served as Global Council Vice President/President-Elect since July 1, 2013.

The full results of all elections are below.

 

OCLC Board of Trustees

Elected for a four-year term to the Board of Trustees (effective November 2014)

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John Szabo, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, California, USA

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Ellen Tise, Library and Information Services, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Global Council

Elected Vice President/President-Elect of Global Council (effective July 1, 2014)

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Anja Smit, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Americas Regional Council

Elected to the Americas Regional Council Executive Committee, for terms beginning July 1, 2014:

  • Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: Jay Starratt, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA
  • Secretary: John DeSantis, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
  • Executive Committee Member-at-Large: Marie DeYoung, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Executive Committee Member-at-Large: Annette Smith, National Library Service, Bridgetown, St. Michael, Barbados
  • Executive Committee Member-at-Large: Sarah Campbell, Portland Public Library, Portland, Maine, USA
  • Executive Committee Member-at-Large: Mary Konkel, College of DuPage, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Elected as Global Council Delegates from the Americas Regional Council, for terms beginning July 1, 2014:

  • Regan Brumagen, The Corning Museum of Glass, Rakow Research Library, Corning, New York, USA (representing museums and archives)
  • Ann Pederson, Altru Health System, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA (representing special libraries)
  • Ginny Steel, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA (representing research libraries)
  • Lori Phillips, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA (representing academic libraries)
  • Bradley Schaffner, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, USA (representing academic libraries)
  • Kenley Neufeld, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California, USA (representing community college libraries)
  • Lynette Schurdevin, Rio Rancho Public Library, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA (representing public libraries)
  • Rosann Bazirjian, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA (Delegate-at-Large)
  • Donna Reed, Director of Libraries, Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon, USA (Delegate-at-Large)

Asia Pacific Regional Council

Elected to the Asia Pacific Regional Council Executive Committee:

  • Howard Amos, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Hsueh-hua (Sherry) Chen, National Taiwan University Libraries, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Honam Choi, Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information Center, Daejeon, South Korea
  • Nor Edzan Binti Che Nasir, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

There was a tie for one of three open positions for this election. The Asia Pacific Regional Council Executive Committee opted to include both candidates on the Executive Committee. This will not change the number of delegates to represent members in Asia Pacific on Global Council.

EMEA Regional Council

Elected to the Europe, the Middle East and Africa Executive Committee:

  • Amada Marcos Blazquez, IE Business School Library, Madrid, Spain
  • Ulf-Göran Nilsson, University of Skövde, Skövde, Sweden

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