May 19, 2022

OCLC Leadership: Executive Search Committee Appoints Librarians From Member Institutions, Staff, Other Library Leaders to Community Advisory Group

From an OCLC Announcement:

The Executive Search Committee of the OCLC Board of Trustees has named 13 people to a Community Advisory Group that will be involved in the search for the next President and Chief Executive Officer of OCLC to succeed Jay Jordan, who has announced his plans to retire June 30, 2012.

Members of the Community Advisory Group will provide the Executive Search Committee with counsel regarding the selection of a new President and CEO, including input to the position profile, names for consideration, potential sources of candidates, and stakeholder perspectives. The Group will also be engaged in the final stage of the interview process.

Committee Members:

  • Pam Bailey, Member Advocate, OCLC
  • ChewLeng Beh, Vice President/President-Elect, OCLC Global Council, and Senior Director Library and Professional Services and Director of SILAS, National Library Board, Singapore
  • Paul Cappuzzello, Senior Library Services Consultant, OCLC
  • William Crowe, Former Member of the OCLC Board of Trustees and Librarian Emeritus, University of Kansas, USA
  • Carol Diedrichs, Director of Libraries, The Ohio State University, USA
  • Berndt Dugall, OCLC Global Council President and Direktor/Librarian, Universität Frankfurt, Universitätsbibliothek Johann Senckenberg, Germany
  • Chrystie Hill, Director, WebJunction Community Services, OCLC
  • Patrick Losinski, Executive Director, Columbus (Ohio) Metropolitan Library, USA
  • Constance Malpas, Program Officer, OCLC Research
  • Andrew Pace, Executive Director, Networked Library Services, OCLC
  • Anja Smit, Regional Representative, OCLC Global Council, and University LibrarianUtrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • John Ulmschneider, University Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
  • Norbert Weinberger, Managing Director, Germany, OCLC

The OCLC Board of Trustees announced formation of an Executive Search Committee on August 1. This Committee is leading the process to select the next leader of the OCLC cooperative:

  • Chair, Sandy Yee, Dean of the Wayne State University Libraries and Library and Information Science Program
  • Ed Barry, President Emeritus, Oxford University Press
  • Maggie Farrell, Dean of Libraries, University of Wyoming
  • Bernadette Gray-Little, Chancellor, University of Kansas
  • Kathleen Imhoff, Library Consultant
  • David Lauer, Former President and COO, Bank One, NA
  • James Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University
  • Elisabeth Niggemann, Director General, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek

Read the Complete Announcement

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