FEDLINK and the FLICC Nominating Working Group are seeking nominations
for an OCLC Members Council Delegate.
Please send nomination suggestions to the FLICC office at
[log in to unmask] by March 18, 2005.
Questions can be directed to Lynn McDonald in FEDLINK at [log in to unmask]
OCLC Members Council and member libraries need the best representatives
that each network can provide. Besides electing trustees, Members
Council is actively involved in strategic planning, environmental scans,
and identifying services needed by libraries. Members Council needs
individuals who are leaders, who demonstrate vision, who understand
libraries' goals and future directions, and who can recommend how OCLC
and libraries can help each other accomplish those goals.
One of the major responsibilities of the OCLC Members Council is to
elect six of its members to the OCLC Board of Trustees, two board
members every two years. The delegates you send to Members Council in
June of 2005 are eligible for nomination to the OCLC Board of Trustees
in 2006. As your
network selects its nominees for Members Council, please keep this
responsibility in mind. All network nominees should understand Council
purposes and activities as well as delegate responsibilities. Every
nominee should know about this important prospect of election to the
Keep in mind the guidelines below as candidates are nominated to
represent your member libraries on Council.
Nominees for Members Council should:
1. Hold leadership positions in governing or member libraries or
OCLC regional networks.
2. Demonstrate a good understanding of current developments in all
types of libraries and the profession, including user services,
electronic information, and bibliographic issues.
3. Participate in network activities by:
a. Attending network meetings, including board meetings where
b. Responding to network requests for information;
c. Volunteering to serve on network committees; and
d. Articulating interests and concerns of all libraries and the
network they represent.
4. Help their network expedite information flow between OCLC and
5. Communicate an understanding of the impact of Members Council
actions to constituents.
6. Support OCLC's general goals and operations.
7. Attend all Members Council meetings possible.
Who is eligible to vote?
All governing member libraries who are full participants in the OCLC
system either by online or batchload are eligible to vote for Members