January 17, 2022

Jack Blount Will NOT be Joining OCLC as New Pres/CEO, Jay Jordan Will Postpone Retirement

UPDATE (9:20 PM): OCLC has released an official statement about tonight’s news. It doesn’t provide much more info (vs. what’s posted below) about why Jack Blount will not take over as president/CEO of OCLC and Jay Jordan will postpone his retirement. The OCLC Board of Trustees believes Mr. Jordan’s strong track record, his skills as […]

OCLC Announces Members of Search Committe to Find New CEO, Library Community Will Also Be Asked For Input

From OCLC (aka Straight Out of Dublin): The OCLC Board of Trustees will engage OCLC members in the process to select a successor to Jay Jordan, who plans to retire as OCLC President and CEO at the end of June 2012. Larry Alford, Chair, OCLC Board of Trustees, and Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries, […]

OCLC President and CEO Jay Jordan To Retire; Will Leave Position In One Year

From an OCLC Announcement: Jay Jordan will retire as President and CEO of OCLC Online Computer Library Center on June 30, 2012. The announcement was made today  by OCLC Board Chair Larry Alford at the OCLC President’s Luncheon during the Annual Conference of the American Library Association in New Orleans, Louisiana. “Jay Jordan has informed […]