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THOMAS SHAUGHNESSY ELECTED TO OCLC BOARD OF TRUSTEES

DUBLIN, Ohio, March 14, 1997*Thomas W. Shaughnessy, university librarian,
University of Minnesota, has been elected to the OCLC Board of Trustees.

Dr. Shaughnessy was elected by the board Feb. 24 to a four-year term,
replacing Dorothy Gregor, who resigned to focus on responsibilities as OCLC
assistant to the president for academic and research library relations.

Dr. Shaughnessy was the 1996 recipient of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial
Award presented to recognize outstanding accomplishments of an academic
librarian.

He has served as university librarian at the University of Minnesota since
1989.  Previously, he was director of libraries at the University of
Missouri-Columbia and held administrative positions at the University of
Houston, Texas, and Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  He
was also a professor in the graduate library schools at the University of
Southern California and at Rutgers.

He is a past chair of the National Association of State Universities and
Land-Grant Colleges Board on Library Resources and Services.

Dr. Shaughnessy earned a bachelor*s degree from St. Vincent College in
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, his master*s degree in library science from the
University of Pittsburgh, and his doctorate from Rutgers University.

He is the author of more than two dozen books and articles on library
services and administration.

Dr. Shaughnessy served on the OCLC Research Library Advisory Committee from
1988 through 1991, and on the OCLC Users Council from 1991 through 1994.

There are 15 members of the OCLC Board of Trustees.  The OCLC Users Council
elects six of the trustees.  In addition, the board includes K. Wayne Smith,
OCLC president and CEO, and eight trustees elected by the board, five of
whom come from fields outside librarianship.

OCLC Online Computer Library Center is a nonprofit membership computer
library service and research organization whose computer network and
services link more than 24,000 libraries in 63 countries and territories.
 More information is available at the OCLC Web site
[http://www.oclc.org/].            (RJM)
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