May 21, 2022

OCLC Names Jack Blount New President and CEO, 5th Pres/CEO in History of Organization

UPDATE: Michael Kelley at Library Journal has written an in-depth profile of Jack Blount. infoDOCKET helped with a bit of research.

From OCLC:

Jack B. Blount, an executive with experience leading several technology organizations in a career spanning 35 years, has been named OCLC President and CEO.

Mr. Blount was most recently President and CEO of Alpha Bay Corporation, a global technologies and services provider based in Salt Lake City, Utah. From 2002 to 2005, he was President and CEO of Dynix Corporation, a technology-based library services organization that was acquired by Sirsi in 2005 to form SirsiDynix.

Mr. Blount will succeed Jay Jordan, who announced in June 2011 his intention to retire by the end of June 2012. Effective July 1, Mr. Blount becomes the fifth President and CEO of OCLC, the worldwide library cooperative founded 45 years ago.

Read the Complete Announcement to Learn More About Jack Blount

See Also: Full Text of Letter from Larry Alford, Chair, OCLC Board of Trustees to Members

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