[Libs-Or] Help govern OCLC
jhelmer at uoregon.edu
Wed Nov 3 09:52:50 PDT 2010
We are writing to encourage you to consider serving as an officer in the
Americas Regional Council (ARC) or delegate to the OCLC Global Council
(GC). ARC represents Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the
United States and the GC includes delegates from around the world. This
year, we'll be electing 16 GC delegates from the America's.
Why consider adding this to your busy work life?
* It is important and enjoyable work that gives you a chance to help
shape an international library cooperative.
* As a GC delegate, you will vote to elect a substantial number of
members of the Board of Trustees.
* Serving on these groups gives you a direct role in representing
member libraries and influencing OCLC products and services.
* Finally, it seems clear that OCLC is important to our work and
needs our involvement.
No librarian encounters OCLC without some significant previous
experience so whether you love it or question it, get involved and help
make OCLC what it should be.
Many people from Northwest libraries have served as delegates, including
current service by the four of us. Please feel free to contact any or
all of us if you have any questions. See below for the nominations process.
Dalia Corkrum, Whitman College
Susan Barnes Whyte, Linfield College
Pat French, Multnomah County Library
John F. Helmer, Orbis Cascade Alliance
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Subject: OCLC Americas Regional Council - Call for Nominations
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 08:59:21 -0500
From: Prestamo, Anne <anne.prestamo at okstate.edu>
Please redistribute widely:
*Nominations are now open!*
*Submit nominations for OCLC Global Council Delegates
and Americas Regional Council Executive Committee Officers
by 10 December 2010*
OCLC members throughout the Americas are invited to participate in the
nominations process for the election of delegates from the OCLC Americas
Regional Council (ARC) to serve on the OCLC cooperative's Global
Council. The Americas Regional Council Executive and Nominating
committees are seeking nominations for Global Council delegates from
staff of OCLC member organizations (including libraries, archives and
museums) in Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United
States. We also are soliciting nominations for two officers and four
Members-at-Large on the Americas Regional Council Executive Committee.
Anne Prestamo, Chair
OCLC Americas Regional Council
Claud D. Kniffin Professor of Library Service and Education
Associate Dean for Collection and Technology Services
Oklahoma State University Libraries
Stillwater, OK 74078-1071
Email: anne.prestamo at okstate.edu <mailto:anne.prestamo at okstate.edu>
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