May 19, 2022

Election Results: OCLC Americas Regional Executive Committee and Global Council

From an OCLC News Release:

The results are in! On 13 April, during the Global Council Annual Meeting at OCLC’s headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, Anne Prestamo, Americas Regional Council (ARC) Chair, announced the ARC’s member-leadership team for 2011–2012. She also announced the newly elected OCLC Global Council Member Delegates from the Americas Region. Congratulations to the following individuals, who will take office 1 July 2011.

OCLC Americas Regional Council Executive Committee Members
(Term: 1 July 2011 – 30 June 2012)

Vice Chair/Chair-Elect:
Barbara Preece, Dean of the Library, California State University, San Marcos (San Marcos, California, USA)
As Vice Chair, Barbara will become a Global Council Member Delegate for the term 1 July 2011 through 30 June 2014. She will also become Chair of the Americas Regional Council Executive Committee on 1 July 2012, for a term of one year.

Claudia Timmann, Director of Library Services, Mohave Community College (Kingman, Arizona, USA)

Member-at-Large (Canada):
Joseph Hafner, Associate Director, Collection Services, McGill University Library (Montréal, Québec, Canada)

Member-at-Large (Latin America and the Caribbean):
Marilyn Montalvo, Automation Librarian/Technical Services Department Assistant Director, Universidad del Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Member-at-Large (United States of America):
Pat Boze, Associate Director, Lincoln Trail Libraries System (Champaign, Illinois, USA)

Member-at-Large (United States of America):
James LaRue, Director, Douglas County Libraries (Castle Rock, Colorado, USA)

Global Council Member Delegates
(Term: 1 July 2011 – 30 June 2014)


  • Sarah Campbell, Head, Lending Services, Technical Services and Systems, Portland Public Library (Portland, Maine, USA)


  • Deborah Dancik, University Librarian, Willamette University (Salem, Oregon, USA)


  • John DeSantis, Cataloging & Metadata Services Librarian, Dartmouth College (Hanover, New Hampshire, USA)
  • Ian Fairclough, Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian, George Mason University (Fairfax, Virginia, USA)
  • Debbie Johnson-Houston, Library Director, McNeese State University Library (Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA)
  • Royce Kitts, Library Director, Tonganoxie Public Library (Tonganoxie, Kansas, USA)
  • Oleg Kreymer, Systems Librarian, Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York, USA)


  • Ann Pederson, Medical Librarian, Altru Health System (Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA)


  • Lori Phillips, Associate Dean of Libraries, University of Wyoming (Laramie, Wyoming, USA)
  • Anne Prestamo, Associate Dean for Collection and Technology Services, Oklahoma State University Libraries (Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA)
  • Donna Reed, Library Director, Portland Community College (Portland, Oregon, USA)
  • Cynthia Steinhoff, Director, Anne Arundel Community College (Arnold, Maryland, USA)
  • Jerry Stephens, Librarian and Director, University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
  • Jane Treadwell, University Librarian & Dean, Library Instructional Services, University of Illinois at Springfield, Brookens Library (Springfield, Illinois, USA)


  • Jon Walker, Executive Director, Pueblo City-County Library District (Pueblo, Colorado, USA)
  • Jennifer Younger, Chair, Board of Directors, Catholic Research Resources Alliance, University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Indiana, USA)

Special thanks to the Americas Regional Council Nominating Committee Members
On behalf of OCLC and the current Americas Regional Council Executive Committee members, we would like to recognize and thank the members of the 2010–2011 ARC Nominating Committee, who worked diligently on your behalf to create a slate that ensured diverse representation in terms of geography, organization type and size, as well as the expertise of each of the candidates for this election.

  • Stephen Podgajny (Chair), Portland Public Library (USA)


  • Patricia Kantner, Purdue University Library (USA)


  • Karen Lequay, The University of the West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Debbie Schachter, Vancouver Public Library (Canada)
  • Robert Shupe, Mohave County Library (USA)
  • Anne Van Camp, Smithsonian Institution Archives (USA)
About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.