The OCLC governance structure changed this year. My term as FEDLINK’s representative ends in May 2011. We are transitioning to a new three tiered governance structure for OCLC (Board, Global Council, and Regional Councils).
The major changes include:
I urge any interested federal librarian to become involved with the new Americas Regional Council (ARC). This group is forming and welcomes new members. It is crucial that the federal library community continue to have a voice in OCLC operations.
Here is a quick update on ARC activities.
1. Scheduled Meetings.
ARC’s first public meeting
will be held on Friday, January 15, 2010
from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM in
The Global Council will meet in
The ARC’s first official
“Annual Meeting” will be held in conjunction with
2. Nominations Committee. Under the leadership of Steve Podgajny, the committee is working diligently to prepare for the spring 2010 elections for open Global Council delegate positions (2010 – 2013) from the ARC and ARC officers (2010 – 2011).
3. Service Group Committee. Ted Schwitzner has recently been named chair of this committee and its members are in the process of being selected. The committee is charge to “submit a plan to the ARC Executive Committee Chair by February 26, 2010. The plan will include recommendations for topics to be covered and a proposed schedule for July 2010 – June 2011.” We will be seeking your further input on this issue.
Also please contact me if you have any questions.
Associate Director for Technical Services
National Agricultural Library
301 504-7294 voice
301 504-6951 fax