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Profils des candidats
OCLC AMERICAS REGIONAL COUNCIL
Profils des
candidats
Élection du Conseil régional des Amériques 2013
Le Comité des candidatures du Conseil régional des Amériques (CRA) vous présente la description des postes
à combler ainsi que le profil de chaque candidat. Les postes et les candidats sont listés dans le même ordre
que celui du bulletin de vote électronique.
Membres du Comité des candidatures du Conseil régional des Amériques 2012–2013
• Jamie LaRue (président), Douglas County Libraries, Colorado, États-Unis
• John DeSantis, Dartmouth College, Baker-Berry Library, New Hampshire, États-Unis
• Marilyn Montalvo, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
• Lisa O’Hara, University of Manitoba, Canada
• Jay Starratt, Washington State University, États-Unis
Si vous avez des questions concernant les mises en candidature ou les élections, veuillez écrire
[email protected]
Conseil régional des Amériques — Élections 2013
La liste des candidats ci-dessous est présentée dans le même ordre que sur le bulletin de vote
électronique. Chaque représentant votant devrait recevoir une invitation à voter par courriel ou
par la poste incluant les instructions pour accéder au scrutin électronique.
Élection du vice-président/président du Conseil régional des Amériques
La personne élue occupera le poste de vice-président du 1er juillet 2013 au 30 juin 2014, puis
de président du 1er juillet 2014 au 30 juin 2015. La personne élue représentera également les
membres du CRA comme délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour un mandat de trois ans
(du 1er juillet 2013 au 30 juin 2016).
Délégués au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région Amériques
Quinze (15) délégués seront élus au Conseil mondial pour des mandats de trois ans qui
débuteront le 1er juillet 2013 et s’achèveront le 30 juin 2016. Ils auront pour mission de
représenter les membres d’OCLC dans les Amériques. Veuillez voter pour l’un (1) des deux (2)
candidats de chacune des catégories suivantes.
Vice président/président élu—Comité exécutif du Conseil régional des
Amériques
Richard Clement, Dean of Libraries, Utah State University (Logan, Utah, États-Unis)
Work History
 Utah State University
o Dean of Libraries (2008– )
o Adjunct Professor of History, Utah State University (2008– )
 University of Kansas
o Special Collections Librarian (head of the Department of Special Collections), Kenneth
Spencer Research Library (2000–2008)
o Assistant Special Collections Librarian (1986–1991)
o Associate Special Collections Librarian [tenured] (1991–2000)
o Bibliographer for English and American Language and Literature (2005–2008)
o Courtesy Professor and member of the Graduate Faculty, Department of English (2004)
o Courtesy Assistant Professor of English (1986–1991)
o Associate (1991–2004)
 Visiting Lecturer, School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University
(1988)
 Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Library Service, University of Alabama (1986)
 Lead Rare Book Cataloger, Joseph Regenstein Library, University of Chicago (1985–1986)
 Editorial Assistant, Library Quarterly, University of Chicago Press (1984–1985)
 Assistant Professor of English, Illinois State University (1981–1984)
Education
 A.M., Graduate Library School, University of Chicago (1985)
 Diploma in TESL, Royal Society of Arts, England (1981)
 Research Student, University of Cambridge (1978–1981)
 Certificate in Danish, University of Copenhagen (1978)
 M.A., English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (1977)
 B.A., History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (1975)
 University of Wisconsin–Madison (1969–1971)
Professional Activities
 Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST)
o Executive Committee (2013–2015)
 Library Publishing Coalition
o Executive Group (2013–2014)
 HathiTrust,
o Board of Governors (2012–2014)
 Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
o Steering Committee (2012–2014)
 Greater Western Library Alliance
o Board of Directors (2010–2012)
o Vice Chair/Chair-Elect (2013)
o Chair (2014)
Vice président/président élu—Comité exécutif du Conseil régional des
Amériques
Wilbur Stolt, Director of Libraries, University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, North Dakota,
États-Unis)
Work History
 University of North Dakota, Director of Libraries, (2000– )
 University of Oklahoma Libraries
o Director, Public Services and Library Systems and Associate Professor of Bibliography
(1998–2000)
o Director, Library Public Services and Associate Professor of Bibliography
(1986–1998)
o Co-Director, University of Oklahoma Library and Information Research Center
(1990–1994)
 University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Golda Meir Library
o Assistant Director for Public Services (1982–1986)
o University Archivist and Director, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Area Research
Center (1979–1982)
Education
 M.S., Library Science & M.A., History, University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign
 B.A., History and B.S.Ed., Social Science, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
Professional Activities
 OCLC Global Council/ Members Council
o Global Council Delegate (2009–2013)
o Global Council Communications Committee (2012–2013)
o Credits and Incentives Task Force (2012–2013)
o Americas Regional Council Communications Committee (2009– ), Chair (2011– )
o MINITEX Delegate (2007–2010) & Alternate Delegate (2004–2007)
 OCLC Membership Committee (2011–2012)
 State of North Dakota Library Coordinating Council (2007–2013), Chair (2012–2013)
 Association of College and Research Libraries, Bylaws Committee (2005–2009;
Chair, 2007–2009)
 EPSCoR Science Information Group
o President (2005–2006)
o Vice President (2004)
o Board of Directors (2004–2007; 2008)
 Advisory Council, Online Dakota Information Network (2000– ), Chair (2003–2010)
 Oklahoma State Regents Library Advisory Group (1997)
 Advisory Council, Oklahoma Library Technology Network (1994–2000)
 Interlibrary Cooperation Committee, Oklahoma Library Association (1993–1995)
 Oklahoma Council of Academic Library Directors (1993–2000)
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Jay Bernstein, Associate Professor, Reader Services Librarian, Head of Interlibrary Loan,
Kingsborough Community College, CUNY (Brooklyn New York, États-Unis)
Work History
 Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY.
o Reader Services Librarian (2004– )
o Associate Professor (2010– )
o Assistant Professor (2004–2010)
o Head of Interlibrary Loan (2005– )
 Library of Social Science
o Executive Director (2002–2004)
 Fordham University
o Cataloger in the Walsh Family Library (1999–2002)
 Purchase College, SUNY
o Cataloging and reference librarian (1998–1999)
 St. John's University
o Graduate Assistant to the Collection Development Librarian (1997–1998)
 University of Kent at Canterbury
o Research Officer (1992–1996)
Education
 M.L.S., St. John's University (1998)
 Ph.D., M.A., Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley (1991)
 M.A., Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley (1981)
 B.A., State University of New York, College at Purchase (1980)
Professional Activities
 Member of ALA, ACRL, ACTLS, LACUNY (Library Association of the City University of New
York), ISKO (International Society for Knowledge Organization), AAUP
 Peer reviewer for Resources for College Libraries
 Author of more than 20 publications on various topics in anthropology and in library and
information science, including the book, Spirits Captured in Stone: Shamanism and Traditional
Medicine Among the Taman of Borneo (1997) and the article, “From the ubiquitous to the
nonexistent: A demographic study of OCLC WorldCat,” published in Library Resources &
Technical Services (2006)
 Kingsborough Community College
o College Council
o Institutional Review Board
o Research Foundation Review Panels for Anthropology and Library & Computer Science
o Strategic Planning Council
o Personnel and Budget Committee
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Mary Konkel, Head of Technical Services, College of DuPage Library (Glen Ellyn, Illinois,
États-Unis)
Work History
 Professor—Head of Technical Services, College of DuPage Library (2001– )
 Associate Professor of Bibliography—Head of Cataloging, University of Akron, Bierce Library
(1992–2001)
 Librarian and University Professor—Head of Cataloging, Governors State University, University
Library (1987–1992)
 Assistant Librarian—Monograph Cataloging Unit, University of Cincinnati Libraries, Langsam
Library (1985–1987)
 Academic Specialist—Original Cataloger, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Golda Meir Library
(1982–1985)
Education
 M.A., Governors State University (IL), Division of Communication Studies (1992)
 M.L.S., University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Graduate School of Library Science (1981)
 B.A., University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Major in Spanish, Portuguese; minor in Anthropology
(1979)
Professional Activities
 “Expecto Patronum: Creating Positive Forces for Transforming Technical Services Workflow”
 OCLC session presenter: Good Practices for Great Outcomes: Cataloging Efficiencies that Make
a Difference, in Chicago (2011)
 “Assessing Your Print Subscriptions,” CARLI Webinar Series Tools for Collection Analysis,
http://www.carli.illinois.edu/mem-serv/mem-train/collwg-webseries (2011)
 “Screaming Media: Shrieks for Success,” CARLI Streaming Video Symposium (2010)
 “Ebooks in the OPAC @ COD,” Presented at the CARLI (Consortium of Academic and Research
Libraries in Illinois) Ebook Symposium / CARLI Collections Working Group,
http://dc.cod.edu/librarypub/13 (2009)
 “Video Cataloging: the Basics,” Illinois OCLC Users Group/Illinois State Library All-Day
Workshop, http://dc.cod.edu/librarypub/12 (2009)
 “Respect My Authoritay!” Panel presentation for program: Qualty or Quality in Your Catalog,
Illinois Library Association Conference, http://dc.cod.edu/librarypub/10 (2008)
 “On the Road... In the Field: Response to the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future
of Bibliographic Control,” panel presentation for program: Does Cataloging Have Value in These
Times? The Changing Bibliographic Universe and Its Implications for Next Generation Cataloging
(Illinois Library Association Conference), http://dc.cod.edu/librarypub/11 (2008)
 Consortium of Academic Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI)
o Collections Working Group Chair (2008–2009)
o Electronic Resources Working Group (2011– )
 Treasurer, American Library Association Video Round Table
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OCLC Users Council Delegate, representing Ohio academic libraries (1998–2001)
o Technical Services Interest Group, Chair (1999–2000)
o Task Force on the Use of OCLC WorldCat records (1998–1999)
o Election Certification Committee/Teller (1998–1999)
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Sharon Jorski, Librarian, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma, États-Unis)
Work History
 Librarian, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (2005– )
 Librarian, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center Library (2002–2005)
 Director, O’Donoghue Medical Library, St. Anthony Hospital (1990–2002)
 Librarian, Southwest Medical Center Library (1983–1990)
Education
 M.L.Sc., Masters in Library Science, University of Oklahoma (1978)
 B.A., History, University of Oklahoma (1977)
Professional Activities
 University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies
o President, Alumni Association Board of Directors (2012–2013)
o Member, Alumni Association Board of Directors (2007–2011)
 Medical Library Association
o Member, Bylaws Committee (2002–2005)
o Member, Jury, Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship
(1999–2000)
o Hospital Libraries Section, Medical Library Association
 Chair, Nominating Committee and Immediate Past Section Chair (2004–2005)
 Chair, Section (2003–2004)
 Chair, Program Committee and Section Chair-Elect (2002–2003)
 Chair, Information Technology Committee (2000–2002)
 South Central Chapter, Medical Library Association
o Member, Bylaws Committee (2009–2011)
o Member, Fund Raising Committee (1998–2000)
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Melinda Webster Loof, Library Teacher, Lexington Public Schools/Bowman Elementary
(Lexington, Massachusetts, États-Unis)
Work History
 Library Teacher, Bowman Elementary School (2007– )
 Tutor, Metco Extended Learning Program (2009– )
 Educator and Administrator, IBM (1979–1992)
 Owner of Private Small Business (1992– )
Education
 Master’s of Education in Literacy, Boston University (2012)
 CAGS in Literacy, Boston University (2009)
 MLIS, Simmons College (2005)
Professional Activities
 Trustee, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (2004– )
 Member of Governance Committee and Education Committee at DeCordova Sculpture Park and
Museum (2008– )
 Trustee, Lincoln Public Library (1995–2001)
 Board Member and Conference Coordinator, Massachusetts School Library Association
(2002–2006)
 Presenter at IRA with small group on English Language Learners and Literacy (2009)
 Member, Social Studies Review Committee and Professional Development Committee for
Lexington Public Schools (2012– )
 Member, Bowman School Vision Committee and Bowman Site Council (2012– )
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Chuck Gibson, Director/CEO, Worthington Libraries (Worthington, Ohio, États-Unis)
Work History
 Director/CEO, Worthington Libraries (2010– )
 Director, South Georgia Regional Library (2007–2010)
 Worthington Libraries (1995–2007)
o Associate Director of Public Services (2002–2007)
o Technology Coordinator (1995–2002)
 Information Technology Lab Supervisor, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Emporia State University
(1993–1995)
Education
 Master’s Degree, Library Science, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas (1995)
 Bachelor of Science, History and Government, Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado (1989)
 Electronics, Dodge City Area Vo-Tech, Dodge City, Kansas (1984)
Professional Activities
 Board Member, Friends of Georgia Libraries (FOGL) (2007–2010)
 Member, American Library Association
 Member, Public Library Association
 Member, Ohio Library Council (OLC)
o Secretary, OLC Information Technology Division (2003–2005)
o Member, OLC Program Planning Committee, OLC Annual Conference (2002)
 Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN)
o Technology Advisory Committee (1998–2002)
o Chair (2000–2002)
 Instructor, Foundations of Librarianship class, with Meribah Mansfield and Michael Blackwell,
Kent State SLIS (2004)
 Guest lecturer on Technology and the Future of Libraries, Kent State SLIS (1999–2000)
 Presentation at ALA Annual Conference on Tracking Use of Electronic Resources (1999)
 Ohio Library Council Annual Conference Presentations (2001)
o “Personalized Websites”
o “Top Ten Technology Trends”
o “Measuring Electronic Resources”
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Robert Shupe, Director, Logan Library (Logan, Utah, États-Unis)
Work History
 Director, Logan Library, Logan, Utah (2011– )
 Library Director, Mohave County Library, Arizona (2006–2011)
 Dean of Library Services, Mohave Community College, Arizona (2002–2006)
 Dean of Student and Learning Support Services, Mohave Community College (2000–2002)
 Director of Libraries and Distance Education, Mohave Community College (1998–2000)
 Director of Library Services, Mohave Community College (1990–1998)
 Lead Coordinator, Information Technology Division, Mohave Community College (1999–2000)
 Adjunct Faculty, Library Science, Mohave Community College (1991–2006)
 Adjunct Faculty, Graduate School of Library Science, University of Arizona (1992–1996)
 Bookmobile Services Dept. Head, Weber County Library, Ogden, Utah (1988–1990)
 State Bookmobile Librarian, Utah State Library Division (1984–1988)
 Student Assistant Reference Librarian, Southern Utah University (1981–1984)
Education
 Mountain Plains Library Association Leadership Institute Mentor
 Arizona Library Leadership Academy Mentor
 State Library of Arizona “Thinking Outside the Borders: Library Leadership in a World
Community” Participant
 Public Library Association’s Certified Public Library Administrator Certificate program: “Fund
Raising” course (2007)
 Mountain Plains Library Association Leadership Institute Fellow (at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico)
(2005)
 Arizona Community College Teaching Certificate, State Board of Directors for Community
Colleges of Arizona (1992)
 Master of Library and Information Science, Brigham Young University (1991)
 Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Southern Utah University (1984)
Professional Activities
 OCLC
o Global Council Communications Committee (2011–2012)
o Americas Regional Council Nominating Committee (2010–2011)
o Members/Global Council Delegate (2008–2011)
o Global Council Nominating Committee (2010–2011)
o Members Council Alternate Delegate (2007–2008; 2011–2012)
 Utah Library Association
o Legislative Committee Member (2011–2012)
o Baker & Taylor Grassroots Award (1989)
 Amigos Library Services, Inc.
o Board of Trustees (1997–2003)
o Chair of the Board (2002–2003)
o Vice-Chair of the Board (2001–2002)
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o Treasurer of the Board (1999–2001)
o Budget and Finance Subcommittee Chair and Member (1991–2001)
o Portfolio Management Review Task Force Chair (1998–1999)
o Name and Logo Review Task Force Chair (1998–1999)
American Library Association
o Member (1995– )
o President of Arizona State Chapter (2001–2002)
o Presenter of ALA’s campaign for libraries, “@ Your Library” (2001–2002)
Mountain Plains Library Association
o Member (1988– )
o Professional Development Grants Committee, Chair and Member (twice)
(2000, 2005, 2006)
o Nominating Committee Member (1998)
o New Members Roundtable Vice-Chair and Chair (1992–1993)
Arizona Library Association
o President (2001–2002)
o Member (1990–2011)
o Vice-President/President-Elect, President, Immediate Past President (2001–2003)
o Secretary (1998–2001)
o Elections and Nominating Committee Chair (1996; 2003)
o Continuing Education Committee Chair (1995)
o Grants and Stipends Committee Member (1994)
Cache Valley Library Association President (2013– )
Mohave Library Alliance
o Vice-President/President-Elect & President (twice) (1995–1996; 2006–2007)
o Chair of Automation Task Force (1994–1995)
o Co-Chair of Net-66 Coalition (technology applications in local/regional libraries)
o Kingman Cluster Representative (2004–2006)
Work-place, Education and Literacy Coalition of Mohave County (WELCOME)
o Vice-President/President-Elect, President (2002–2006)
o Board member (1996–2011)
Kingman Area Books Are Magic Festival! (KABAM Fest!), Chair of Steering
o Committee (2004–2011)
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Tricia Bengel, Associate Director for Collections and Technology Services at Nashville Public
Library (Nashville, Tennessee, États-Unis)
Work History
 Associate Director, Nashville Public Library (2008– )
 Interim Director, Nashville Public Library (2011–2012)
 Technical Services Director, Tennessee State Library and Archives (2004–2008)
 Regional Library Director, Kentucky Department for Library and Archives (2001–2004)
 Implementation Manager/Database Analyst, Polaris Library Systems (1996–2001)
Education
 Master of Library Science, University of Kentucky (1996)
 Bachelor of Arts in English, Northern Kentucky University (1995)
Professional Activities
 Library Journal “Mover and Shaker” (2012)
 Executive team member with Nashville Public Library, including appointment by Board of
Trustees to position of Interim Library Director (2011–2012)
 Worked to implement statewide courier system in Tennessee
 Co-Wrote, received and currently administering IMLS grant for planning Learning Labs
implementations throughout Nashville Public Library
 Tenn-Share Board President – Immediate Past President
 Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries – Appointment by Secretary of State (2011)
 Implemented Limitless Libraries, a significant Mayoral Initiative – Partnership between Nashville
Public Library and the Metro Nashville Public Schools to share procurement, collections and
patrons, bringing Nashville Public Library resources into 131 schools
 Implemented the first statewide e-book collaborative in the country (READS)
 Drove efficiencies and dramatically improved material ordering, processing and delivery so that
patrons have a wider range of materials such as downloadable music, movies and books with
quicker turnaround from ordering to check-out at Nashville Public Library
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Melinda Cervantes, Executive Director, Pima County Public Library (Tucson, Arizona,
États-Unis)
Work History
 Executive Director, Pima County Public Library (2012– )
 Executive Director and County Librarian, Santa Clara County Library, CA (2002–2012)
 Deputy County Librarian, Contra Costa County Library, CA (1999–2002)
 Director, Tigard Public Library, OR (1997–1999)
 Director, Pinal County Library, AZ (1993–1997)
 Principal Librarian/Public Services, Chandler Public Library, AZ (1989–1993)
 Reference Librarian, Glendale Public Library, AZ
 Media/Reference Librarian, Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library, AK
 Head of Lodge Learning Library, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
 Media Specialist, Lakewood Elementary School District, OH
 Media Specialist, Bowling Green School District, OH
Education
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Center for Leadership and Transformation, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (2010)
Library Leadership Institute, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (2001)
Film and Media Coursework, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK (1986)
Education and Reading, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH (1984)
Master of Library Science, Kent State University, OH (1983)
Bachelor of Arts in Education, Bowling Green State University, OH (1979)
Professional Activities
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Board Member, Literacy Connects, Tucson, AZ (2012– )
Recognized as Woman of the Year, California Senate District 11 (2011)
OCLC Americas Regional Council Communications Committee (2012– )
OCLC ARC/Global Council Delegate (2011–2012)
OCLC ARC/Global Council Alternate (2010–2011)
Chair, Executive Board, Urban Libraries Council (2010–2011)
Board Member, Urban Libraries Council (2008– )
California Library Association Member of the Year (2010)
Co-Chair, Santa Clara County Combined Giving Campaign raising $1.2 million for United Way
and many other non-profit community organizations (2007)
Co-Chair, Silicon Valley Reads Advisory Board (2004– )
Chair of the California Library Association (CLA) Legislative Committee (2006–2008); Member
(2004–2008); Coordinated the California Library Association (CLA) Legislative Days in the District
(2007, 2008)
Bay Area Regional Chair, “Yes on Proposition 81” Library Construction Bond Act Measure (2006)
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Past-President of the California Library Association Management Services Section
Member, Public Library Association Nominating Committee (2008)
Chair, Public Library Association Legislative Committee (2007)
President, California County Librarians Association (2007)
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Dalia Corkrum, Library Director, Whitman College (Walla Walla, Washington, États-Unis)
Work History
 Library Director, Whitman College (2005– )
 Library Director, Saint Martin's University (1988–2005)
 Head of Technical Services, Tacoma Public Library (1986–1988)
 Head of Technical Services, Saint Charles Public Library (1984–1986)
 Retrospective Conversion Cataloger, Aurora University (1983–1984)
 Cataloger/Information Specialist, Air Products & Chemicals (1979–1982)
 Intern, Philadelphia Museum of Art (1978–1979)
Education
 M.S., Library & Information Science, Drexel University (1979)
 B.A., Art History, University of Washington (1974)
Professional Activities
 OCLC Global Council Delegate (2010–2013)
 Orbis Cascade Alliance
o Executive Committee Member (2005–2011)
o Chair (2009–2010)
 ALA, LLAMA Building & Equipment Section
o Chair (2008–2009)
o Member (1998– )
 CHOICE Magazine Editorial Board Chair (2010–2011)
 ALA, LLAMA BES-IIDA Interior Awards Committee Chair (2009–2010)
 Faculty President, Saint Martin’s University (2001–2002)
 Presenter, “Changing Models of Scholarly Communication & Liberal Arts College” (2011)
 Co-author, “Green dining in the Emerald City”: ACRL’s 14th National Conference, C&RL News
(2009)
 ACRL 14th National Conference Local Arrangements Committee Member (2007–2009)
 Northwest Association of Private Colleges and Universities, Libraries (NAPCU),
Chair (2007–2008)
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Karen Yu, Technical Service Librarian, University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, California,
États-Unis)
No biographical information submitted.
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Christopher Cronin, Director of Technical Services, University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois,
États-Unis)
Work History
 University of Chicago
o Director of Technical Services (2012– )
o Director of Metadata and Cataloging Services (2008–2012)
 University of Colorado at Boulder
o Head of Digital Resources Cataloging & Assistant Professor (2006–2008)
o Electronic Resources Cataloger & Assistant Professor (2004–2006)
o Electronic Resources Cataloger & Senior Instructor (2002–2004)
Education
 Master of Information Studies, University of Toronto, Canada (2002)
 Bachelor of Arts (Honours English), University of British Columbia, Canada (1998)
Professional Activities
 Harvard University's Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians (2013)
 Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Policy Committee (elected as BIBCO representative),
(2011–2014)
 Chair, PCC Task Group on RDA and the BIBCO Standard Record (BSR) (2012)
 Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), Technical Services Directors (2012– )
 Editorial Board for ALA ALCTS journal: Library Resources & Technical Services (2012–2014)
 ALA Committee on Organization (2009–2013)
 ALA ALCTS Transforming Collections Task Force (2011– )
 OCLC Research Libraries Partnership (RLP), Metadata Managers Group (2009– )
 OCLC Research Libraries Partnership (RLP), Social Metadata Working Group (2009–2011)
 Chair, ALA ALCTS Heads of Cataloging Interest Group (2011–2012)
 ALA ALCTS Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Interest Group, Task Force
on Cost/Value Assessment of Bibliographic Control (2009–2010)
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Beth McNeil, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana,
États-Unis)
Work History
 Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette, Indiana
o Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor (2009– )
o Associate Dean for Information Resources and Scholarly Communication and Professor
(2007–2009)
 University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
o Associate Dean (2004–2007)
o Assistant Dean (2000–2003)
o Executive Assistant to the Dean (1996–2000)
 Bradley University Library, Peoria, Illinois
o Reference Services Librarian (1993–1996)
o Serials and Collection Management Librarian (1989–1993)
 Newspaper Librarian, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois (1989–1989)
Education
 Enrolled in University of Nebraska–Lincoln PhD program in Human Sciences, Leadership Studies
focus; all coursework completed (2005)
 M.S., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (1989)
 A.B., English, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (1987)
Professional Activities
 Association of College and Research Libraries (1989– )
 16th National Conference Executive Committee (2011– )
 Co-chair, 16th National Conference Volunteers Committee (2011– )
 Library Administration and Management Association (1997– )
o Committee on Organization (2005–2007; 2007–2009)
 Library School Alumni Association (LSAA), Graduate School of Library and Information Science,
University of Illinois
o President-elect (2010–2011)
o President (2011–2012)
o Past President (2012–2013)
 Editorial Board Member, Internet Reference Services Quarterly (2003–2011)
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Bonnie J. Allen, Dean of Libraries, Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro,
Tennessee, États-Unis)
Work History
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Dean of Libraries (Tenured Professor of Library Science), Middle Tennessee State University,
Murfreesboro, Tennessee (2012– )
Dean of Libraries (Tenured Professor of Library Science), Interim Director for Academic IT,
University of Montana, Missoula, Montana (2006–2012)
Associate University Librarian, Oregon State University (1999–2006)
Director, Learning Resource Center, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, Oregon (1992–1999)
Product Manager and Acting Marketing Manager, Western Library Network, Inc., Lacey,
Washington (1989–1991)
Technical Services Librarian, Oregon Graduate Institute, Beaverton, Oregon (1983–1986)
Head of Technical Services, Willamette University Library, Salem, Oregon (1981–1983)
Acquisition Coordinator, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona (1980–1981)
Staff Assistant to the Director of Library Services, Head of Interlibrary Loan, University of
Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio (1975–1979)
Education
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M.B.A., Portland State University, College of Business Administration, Portland, Oregon (1988)
M.L.S., Indiana University, Bloomington, School of Library and Information Science (1980)
B.S. in Art History, Indiana University, Bloomington, School of Fine Arts (1972)
Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Education and Information, University of California, Los
Angeles, 2005
Professional Activities
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OCLC Global Council Delegate (2010– )
Chair, ESIG Library Consortium (2011–2012)
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Accreditation Team for Library Standards
(2004– )
Montana State Library, Commissioner for the Montana State Library, representing Montana
University System (2007–2012)
American Library Association (ALA), including leadership roles in LLAMA and membership in
LITA, ALCTS and ACRL
Director for the University of Montana to the New Media Consortium
Oregon Library Association (1981–2006)
o Legislative Chair, Oregon Library Association (2001–2003)
o Conference Chair, Oregon Library Association (1999)
o ACRL, President, Oregon Chapter
Memberships:
Coalition of Networked Information, Task Force representative for University of Montana
(2006–2010)
o Member, Educause (2006– )
o Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), member (2008– )
o American Library Association
o Montana Library Association
o Oregon Library Association
Editorial Boards:
o Collection Management, Haworth Press (2007– )
o Library Administration and Management (2006– )
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Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
John Riemer, Head, Cataloging & Metadata Center, University of California, Los Angeles,
(UCLA) Library (Los Angeles, California, États-Unis)
Work History
 Head, UCLA Library Cataloging & Metadata Center, University of California, Los Angeles
(2000– )
 Digital Cataloging Coordinator, Digital Library of Georgia (2000)
 GALILEO CORC Representative (1999–2000)
 University of Georgia Libraries
o Assistant Head, Cataloging Department (1995–2000)
o Head, Serials Cataloging Section (1984–1999)
Education
 MLIS, University of California, Los Angeles (1981)
 BA in Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles (1977)
Professional Activities
 ALA ALCTS Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Interest Group, UCLA
o Representative (2007– )
o Chair-elect (2013)
 Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Committee,
o Chair (2010–2011)
o Member (2009–2012)
 PCC Advisory Committee on Initiatives
o Chair [expanding the PCC to include new metadata roles] (2011–2014)
 Association of Research Libraries, Research Library Leadership Fellows
o Initial Cohort Member (2004–2006)
 University of California Bibliographic Services Task Force
o Chair [led to development of OCLC WorldCat Local] (2005)
 Next Generation Melvyl Implementation Team
o Member [co-development of OCLC WorldCat Local, particularly consortial aspects]
(2007–2011)
 “ROI for Bibliographic Control,” invited column for Technicalities, v. 31, no. 3 (May/June 2011)
p. 1, 6–9
 “Restrategizing Bibliographic Services and the One Good Record: Guest Editorial,” Library
Resources & Technical Services v. 51, no 1, 2007 p. 2–4
 “Web 2.0: Where Will It Take Libraries? To Better Bibliographic Services,” in OCLC NextSpace
issue no. 2, 2006, <http://www.oclc.org/nextspace/002/5.htm>
 Karen Calhoun and John J. Riemer (editors), “CORC: New Tools and Possibilities for
Cooperative Electronic Resource Description,” issued as Journal of Internet Cataloging
v.4, no. 1/2, 2001
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Nathan Bender, Technical Services Librarian, Albany County Public Library (Laramie,
Wyoming, États-Unis)
Work History
 Technical Services Librarian, Albany County Public Library, Laramie, Wyoming (2011– )
 Consultant for libraries, archives, museums and historical/cultural societies, Laramie, Wyoming
(2010– )
 Head of Special Collections & Archives/International Jazz Collections, University of Idaho Library,
Professor, Moscow, Idaho (2006–2010)
 Housel Curator/Archivist, McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody,
Wyoming (1997–2005)
 Curator, West Virginia and Regional History Collection/ Head of Special Collections, West
Virginia University Libraries, Associate Professor, Morgantown, West Virginia (1994–1997)
 Head of Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections/University Archives, Montana State University
Libraries, Assistant Professor, Bozeman, Montana (1989–1994)
 Librarian for the Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries, Instructor,
Norman, Oklahoma (1986–1989)
Education
 MLS, Library Science, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (1986)
 MA, Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (1983)
 BA, Anthropology, with distinction, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (1980)
Professional Activities
 Memberships: American Library Association, Society of American Archivists, American Folklore
Society, Wyoming Library Association, Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists.
 Idaho elected representative to Northwest Archivists, Inc., 2006--2010. Nominating committee,
Spring 2009.
 Elected to Steering Committee for Native American Archives Roundtable, Society of American
Archivists (2007–2009)
 Member of the Council of State Archivists (COSA, formerly COSHRC) serving as Wyoming
Deputy Coordinator, 2002--2005.
 Co-Chair, Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB), NHPRC. 2000--2005.
 Idaho State Library Task Force. Final Report of the Idaho State Library Task Force: A Study and
Recommendations on Idaho State Public Documents. Golden, Colorado: Nancy Bolt &
Associates, 2006.
 Wyoming SHRAB. Managing Papers: Recommended Practices for Wyoming Historical Records.
Cheyenne, Wyo.: Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board, April 2006.
 A first place award from Wyoming State Historical Society, September 10, 2011, for “The Sacred
Sport of Apsáalooke Arrow Throwing,” Richard Singer as co-author. Annals of Wyoming v. 82 n.
2 (Spring 2010): 14-25. [peer reviewed]
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“Recovering from Disasters: Restoration of Libraries,” The Idaho Librarian v. 58 n. 1/2 (August
2008).
Library Journal book reviewer from 2003 to present.
“Who Owns American Indian Heritage?” Panel for the “Protocols for Native American Archival
Materials,” at the combined conference of the Northwest History & Heritage Extravaganza,
Portland, Oregon. April 18, 2009.
“Wilderness Archive: NHPRC Basic Processing Grant at the University of Idaho Library,” for
Session 1: The Nuts and Bolts of Grant Agencies. Presentation for Western Round-Up 2010
archival conference, Seattle, Washington. April 29, 2010.
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Suzanne Payette, Director, Brossard Public Library (Brossard, Québec, Canada)
Work History
 Library Director, City of Brossard (2007– )
 Library Director, City of L’Assomption (1998–2007)
Education
 Diploma in Public Administration (DESS, post-graduate), École nationale d’administration
publique (ENAP) (2008)
 Master of Library and Information Science, Université de Montréal (1996)
 Bachelor of Arts & Science (Biology and Chemistry), Université de Montréal (1980)
Professional Activities
 IFLA
o Member (2005– )
o Chair, Public Library Section (2009–August 2013)
o Running as Governing Board Member 2013
o Member, IFLA Annual Conference Organizing Committee, Quebec City (2008)
o President, IFLA Satellite Conference Organizing Committee, Navigating with youth, held
in Montreal (2008).
o Poster Session Presenter to promote the Quebec program Books for Baby, Seoul, Korea.
Recognized as one of the top three proposals (2006)
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eIFL-PLIP, Innovation Award, Advisory Committee Member (2011, 2012, 2013)
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Congrès des milieux documentaires (largest information professionals’ annual conference in
Quebec), Organizing Committee Member (2009– )
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Association des bibliothèques publiques du Québec, President (2004–November 2013)
As president of this organization for the last nine years, I took part in several working groups.
For instance, I participated in planning and promoting the centralization of data for Quebec
public libraries; I played a strategic role in leading the development of a digital ebook lending
platform for all of Quebec’s libraries, and contributed to planning a national online reference
service to be launched in the coming year.
I was also invited to speak at various panels and to the media about innovation in libraries,
and to defend the interest of public libraries.
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Board Member, BTLF, an organization promoting French-language literature and collaboration
between editors, distributors, booksellers and libraries (2012– )
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Advisory Committee Member, Access to Learning Award (2007,
2008)
Honors and Awards
 Prix Reconnaissance, milieu des bibliothèques publiques, a prestigious recognition for high level
of involvement in public libraries, awarded by the Corporation des bibliothécaires professionnels
du Québec (2009)
https://cbpq.qc.ca/informations/prix-reconnaissance/recipiendaires-des-prix-reconnaissance
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Second place at the IFLA International Marketing Award 2006, awarded by the IFLA Management
and Marketing Section for the campaign Follow the Stream, held during the Quebec Library Week
(2005)
http://archive.ifla.org/III/grants/ima-award.htm
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Carol Pitts Diedrichs, Director of University Libraries, The Ohio State University (Columbus,
Ohio, USA)
Work History
 Director of University Libraries, The Ohio State University (2010– )
 Dean of Libraries, William T. Young Endowed Chair, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington,
Kentucky (2003–2009)
 Assistant Director for Technical Services and Collections and Professor, The Ohio State
University Libraries, Columbus, Ohio (2000–2003)
 Assistant Director for Technical Services and Liaison to the Regional Campuses and Associate
Professor, The Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus, Ohio (1997–2000)
 Head, Acquisition Department and Assistant Professor, University of Houston Libraries, Houston,
Texas (1987–1999)
 Head of Acquisitions and Geac Acquisitions System Manager, University of Houston Libraries,
Houston, Texas (1982–1987)
Education
 M.L.I.S., Library Science, University of Texas at Austin (1981)
 B.A., Library Science, Baylor University (1980)
Professional Activities
 OCLC Global Council Delegate (2011–2013)
 HathiTrust, Board of Governors (2012–2015)
 Association for Research Libraries, President-elect (2013)
o Board of Directors (2009–2015)
o Diversity and Leadership Committee (2009–2011)
o Career Enhancement Program Coordinating Committee (2008–2009)
o Executive Director Search Committee (2007–2008)
o Nominating Committee (2006)
o Scholarly Communication Steering Committee (2005–2008)
o Taskforce on New Ways of Measuring Collections (2005–2007)
o Statistics and Measurement Committee (2004–2005)
 Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET), Chair, Board of Directors (2007–2009)
 Committee of Institutional Cooperation (CIC), Shared Print Repository Steering Committee
(2011– )
 ALA/Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
o President-Elect, President and Past President (2003–2006)
o Vice Chair/Chair-Elect/Chair (1994–1997)
o Executive Board, Director-at-Large (2001–2003)
o Chair, Nominating Committee (2006–2007)
o Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Discussion Group (1997–2003)
 Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)
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o ASERL/HBCU Exchange Librarian Program participant (2006, 2008)
o Digitization Task Force (2006–2009)
o Nominating Committee (2006–2007)
OCLC Members' Council, OHIONET delegate (2001–2003)
College and Research Libraries Editorial Board (2008–2010)
Portal: Libraries and the Academy Editorial Board (2008–2013)
Library Collections: Acquisitions and Technical Services, Editor in Chief (1991–2003)
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Joseph Hafner, Senior Director, Collection Services, McGill University Library
(Montréal, Québec, Canada)
Work History
 Senior Director, Collection Services, McGill University Library (2012– )
 Associate Director, Collection Services, McGill University Library (2007–2012)
 Coordinator, Lending and Access Services, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, McGill
University (2005–2007)
 Music Cataloguing Librarian, Library Technical Services, McGill University (2004–2005)
 Manager, Database Management & Cataloguing, Indianapolis–Marion County Public Library
(2001–2004)
 Manager, Partnership Development, Indianapolis–Marion County Public Library (1999–2001)
 Cooperative Projects Liaison, Indianapolis–Marion County Public Library (1998–1999)
 Cataloguing Librarian, Indianapolis–Marion County Public Library (1989–1998)
Education
 Master of Library Science, Indiana University (1989)
 Bachelor of Music, Butler University (1987)
Professional Activities
 Member-at-Large, OCLC Americas Regional Council Executive Committee (2010–2012)
 OCLC Canadian Advisory Council, Member (2010–2012)
 Association of Research Libraries: Research Libraries Leadership Fellows (2010–2012)
 International Federation of Library Associations, Standing Committee on Acquisitions and
Collection Development, Secretary and Programme Committee Chair (2009–2013)
 Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Board Member-at-Large (2007–2013)
 Music Library Association, Education Committee, Co-Chair (2007–2009)
 Music OCLC Users Group, Special Task Force to Study MOUG’s Mission and Objectives, Chair
(2007–2009)
 International Association of Music Libraries, IAML 2012 Montreal, Co-Chair (2011–2012);
Cataloguing Commission, Secretary (2005–2011), Chair (2011–2014)
 Music Library Association, MARC Formats Subcommittee of the Bibliographic Control Committee,
Member (2005–2009)
 “Global Policies, Imperatives and Solutions for the Efficient Library Collection Management and
Access to Less Used Documents,” Session Moderator, IFLA Satellite Meeting, Kuopio, Finland
(August 2012)
 “RDA Update: Leading us to Implementation of the New Standard,” Session Moderator, IAML
Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (July 2012)
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Madeleine Lefebvre, Chief Librarian, Ryerson University (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Work History
 Chief Librarian, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario (2007– )
 University Librarian and Chief Administrator, Freedom of Information/Protection of Privacy, Saint
Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1999–2007)
 Director of Library Services, Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta (1987–1999)
 Public Services Librarian, Okanagan University College, Kelowna, British Columbia
(1980–1987)
 Department Librarian, Alberta Department of Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs, Edmonton,
Alberta (1979–1980)
Education
 MLS, University of Alberta (1978)
 Master of Arts (Classics), University of Alberta (1976)
 Master of Arts (Classics), University of Edinburgh (1972)
 Fellow, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (2003)
 Associate, Australian Library and Information Association (1995)
 Librarian Researcher in Residence: Brighton University (2006), University of Wales (2006),
Dalhousie University (2006), Liverpool John Moores University (2006)
Professional Activities
 OCLC Americas Regional Council (ARC) Member-at-Large (2012–2013)
 Atlantic Provinces Library Association Merit Award (2006)
 United Way Community Builder Award (for raising funds at Saint Mary’s) (2000)
 The Library Association IT section Student Essay Prize (1986)
 Member, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) Ad Hoc Reference Group
on Access Copyright and Copyright Reform Legislation (2009– )
 Ontario Council of University Libraries delegate to the Council of Ontario Universities Accessibility
Committee
 Member, Ryerson University Accessibility Steering Committee
 Executive member, Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (2010– )
 Canadian Library Association
o Member, Nominating Committee (2006–2009)
o Member, Finance Committee (2002–2004)
o Member, Committee on Participation (2002–2005)
o President, (2003–2004)
o Appointee to the President’s Task Force on the 8 Rs Report (2005–2007)
 IFLA World Library and Information Congress
o Appointee to the National Advisory Committee, Quebec City (2008)
o Secretary, Elected Member of the Management and Marketing Standing Committee
(2005–2009, 2009–2013)
 Appointee to the National Library of Canada Resource Sharing Review Working Group (2000)
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o American Library Association
o Atlantic Provinces Library Association
o Australian Library and Information Association
o Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
o EDUCAUSE
o Ontario Library Association
o Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
John Teskey, Director of Libraries, University of New Brunswick (Fredericton,
New Brunswick, Canada)
Work History
 Director of Libraries, University of New Brunswick (1991– )
 Associate Librarian—Administrative Services, University of Alberta (1980–1991)
 Assistant to the University Librarian, University of Saskatchewan (1974–1980)
Education
 MLIS, University of Western Ontario (1973)
 BA, University of Guelph (1971)
Professional Activities
 Canadian Library Association President (2009–2010)
 Atlantic Provinces Library Association President (1997–1998)
 Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) (1991– )
o President (2006–2007)
o Vice President (2004–2005)
 Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL) (1991– )
o Chair (1992–1993)
 CNSLP Negotiation Resource Team (2000–2006)
 CRKN Board of Directors (2006–2007)
 Elsevier North American Library Advisory Board (1999–2001)
 New Brunswick Provincial Library Board (1997–2003)
 Canadian Institute of Historical Micro-reproduction (CIHM)/Canadiana.org Board of Directors
o President (2005–2009)
 OCLC Canadian Advisory Council (2001–2010)
 OCLC Members Council (2007–2010)
 Canadian Science Publishing (formerly NRC Press) Board of Directors (2011– )
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Robin Hepher, Assistant Director, Chinook Arch Regional Library System (Lethbridge,
Alberta, Canada)
Work History
 Assistant Director, Chinook Arch Regional Library System (2007– )
 Electronic Services Librarian, Lethbridge Public Library (2006–2007)
 Reference Librarian, Lethbridge Public Library (2004–2006)
Education
 MLIS, University of Western Ontario (2004)
 BA, Modern Languages (French), University of Lethbridge (2002)
Professional Activities
 Presenter, “Elbow grease and Victor Hugo: How [not] to establish a French-language community
library in a small southern Alberta City,” Canadian Library Association Conference, Ottawa,
Ontario (2012)
 Presenter, “The Great Debate,” Canadian Library Association Conference, Ottawa,
Ontario (2012)
 “Social Media, Humanity, and Power,” Southern Alberta Library Conference, Lethbridge,
Alberta (2012)
 Co-presenter, “French Library Services in Alberta,” Alberta Library Conference, Jasper,
Alberta (2011)
 Presenter, “Intellectual Freedom: a Practical Primer,” Southern Alberta Library Conference,
Lethbridge, Alberta (2011)
 Presenter, “Reflections on our Enterprise 3 Beta Experience,” COSUGI Conference, Orlando,
Florida (2010)
 Presenter, “Open Everything: Using Social Media to Promote your Library,” Southern Alberta
Library Conference, Lethbridge, Alberta (2010)
 Presenter, “Unlocking the Walled Garden: Federated Searching at the Chinook Arch Regional
Library System,” NetSpeed, Calgary, Alberta (2009)
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Debbie Schachter, Director, Learning Resources, Douglas College (New Westminster, British
Columbia, Canada)
Work History
 Director, Learning Resources, Douglas College (2011– )
 Director of Technology & Collection Management, Vancouver Public Library (2009–2011)
 Manager, East Area, Vancouver Public Library (2008–2009)
 Associate Executive Director for the Jewish Family Service Agency (2005–2008)
 Head, Strategic Planning & Development / Associate Executive Director with the B.C. Courthouse
Library Society (2000–2005)
 Systems Librarian, Pacific Press Library (1995–2000)
Education
 Masters of Business Administration in the Management of Technology, Simon Fraser University
(2002)
 Masters of Library Science, University of British Columbia (UBC) (1990)
 Certificate in Technical Communication, Simon Fraser University (1998)
 Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and English, University of British Columbia (1988)
Professional Activities
 Delegate representing ARC, OCLC Global Council (2010–2013)
 Chapter Cabinet Chair, Special Libraries Association (2013)
 Chair, Program Planning, British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) Annual Conference
(2012–2013)
 Chapter Cabinet Chair-Elect, SLA (2012)
 Recipient of the President’s Award, BCLA (2012)
 Member, Cost Sharing Task Force, OCLC Global Council (2010-2011)
 Treasurer-Elect/Treasurer, BCLA (2010–2012)
 Past President, Special Library Association (SLA) Western Canada Chapter (2010)
 Secretary, BC Libraries Cooperative (2009–2010)
 President, SLA Western Canada Chapter (2009)
 Board member, British Columbia Library Association (2008–2009)
 Recipient of the SLA WCC Outstanding Information Professional Award (2007)
 Treasurer, Emergency Social Services Association (ESSA) (2006–2008)
 Communications Director, SLA Western Canada Chapter (2006–2007)
 Treasurer, SLA Western Canada Chapter (2004–2006)
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Gwendolyn Ebbett, Dean of the Library, University of Windsor (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
Work History
 University of Windsor
o Dean of the Library (1994– )
o Copyright Officer (2011– )
o Assistant to the Provost (Nursing) (2006–2010)
 Mount Allison University
o Cataloguing Department Head (1981–1994)
o Acting Serials Librarian (1990–1991)
o Researcher-in-Residence, Dalhousie University School of Library and Information
Studies (1989–1990)
o Acting Head of Technical Services (1986)
o Music Librarian (1974–1983)
Education
 M.L.S., Dalhousie University (1977)
 B.L.S., First Class Standing, University of Alberta (1974)
 B.A., Honours English, Mount Allison University (1973)
Professional Activities
 OCLC
o OCLC Global Council (2012– )
o OCLC Canada Advisory Council (2009– )
o OCLC Americas Regional Council Communications Committee (2009–2012)
o OCLC Members Council Alternate Delegate (2007–2009)
 Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL)
o Past Chair (2004–2008)
o Chair (2002–2004)
o Director, representing University of Windsor (1994– )
 Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)
o Chair, Committee on Research Libraries (2011– )
o Committee on Research Libraries (2009– )
o Director, representing University of Windsor (1994– )
 International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL)
o Director, elected (2012– )
 Public Knowledge Project (PKP) Advisory Committee (2012– )
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Steve Schafer, Director of Library Services, Athabasca University (Athabasca,
Alberta, Canada)
Work History
 Director of Library Services, Athabasca University (1994– )
 Reference Librarian, Athabasca University (1989–1994)
Education
 MLIS, University of Alberta (1991)
 BGS, Athabasca University (1987)
 BSc, Christian Heritage College (1979)
Professional Activities
 Member, American Librarian Association/Association of College and Research Libraries
(ALA/ACRL)
 Member, Canadian Library Association (CLA)
 Member, Executive Committee, The Alberta Library (TAL)
 Member, Executive Committee, Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPUL)
 Member, Management Committee, mLibraries
 Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
 Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE)
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Ana María Quiroz, Coordinator of the Digital Committee, Biblioteca Nacional de Chile
(Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile)
Work History
 Biblioteca Nacional de Chile
o Lead, SW Primo discovery and delivery implementation team (2012– )
o Member, Digital Collections Management Team, DigiTool (2009– )
o Coordinator of the Digital Committee (2008– )
o Blog Editor/Content Manager (2009–2010)
o Executive Coordinator, Digital DIBAM Policy Committee (2007–2009)
o Librarian Analyst/Administration, Department of Bibliographic Processes (2000–2007)
o Project Implementation, ILS, ALEPH (1999–2000)
o Reference Section and Newspaper (1994–1998)
Education
 Masters of Library and Documentary Heritage Library and the University Carlos III of Madrid
(online) (2012–2013)
 Course Expert, Documentary Heritage Library and the University Carlos III of Madrid (online)
(2011–2012)
 Digital Libraries Degree, Chile Pontifical Catholic Universities (2007)
 Documentation Librarian, Metropolitan Technological University (1994)
Professional Activities
 Coordinator, Digital Committee
 Contributor, Digitization Projects
 Participant, Metadata Committee
 Participant, National Library Department Special Projects
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Erika Castillo Sáez, Head of Technical Processes Department, Biblioteca Nacional de Chile
(Santiago Región Metropolitana Chile)
Work History
 Head of Technical Processes Department, Biblioteca Nacional de Chile (2005– )
o Steering Committee Member of the National Library.
o Member of the Digital Committee of the National Library of Chile.
o Professor of the Chair "Classification" in the career of Information Management, Library
and Archives at the University Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile.
o Coordination of internal and interagency technical committees:
 Coordinating of the Catalogue of Bibliographic Authorities of Chile
 Coordinating of the Metadata Committee of the National Library
 Coordinator of the Unit of Bibliographic Authority Control.
o Trainer in the area of Cataloguing rules and Bibliographic Authorities of the staff of the
National Library and of institutions like the Directorate of Libraries, Archives and
Museums, DIBAM.
 Responsible of Bibliographic Process and of the Coordination to Technical Committees on the
National Bibliographic Information Network, RENIB (1997–2005)
 Commissioned of the Bibliographic Authorities area and Cataloguing at the University of
Concepción (1982–1997)
o Coordinator of the first study group of Librarians and Professors in the Self Assessment
Process of Library, University of Concepción.
o President of the Librarians Association of the University of Concepción.
Education
 Librarian, University of Concepción, Concepción, Chile
 Master's Degree in Information Management, with a rating of outstanding, University of Granada,
Spain
 Thesis for the Degree of Master of Information Management: "Incorporation of the Information
Literacy in the services of the National Library of Chile: online tutorial"
Professional Activities
 Seminars, conferences, publications:
o Speaker, VII International and National Catalogues III: Standards and Procedures for the
Organization of Information, with the paper, “Milestones in organizing information
resources of the National Library of Chile and the challenges facing its bicentennial,”
National Library of Argentina, Buenos Aires (2011)
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o Speaker at the 1 American Conference of National Digital Library, with the paper, “Legal
Deposit of Electronic Resources in Chile,” National Library of Chile (2010)
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o Speaker, 1 Week Information Literacy: Building skills and information capabilities, with
the paper, “Incorporating information literacy services of the National Library of Chile:
online tutorial,” Institute Binational Culture (2010)
Speaker, XV International Conference Panorama Librarianship Libraries and Information
in the Bicentennial, with the paper, “FRBR: Conceptual model of the RDA to describe the
process of cataloging the future,” Santiago, Chile (2010)
o Coordinator and editor, Guide for the creation of metadata using Dublin Core, National
Library (2009)
Additional activities:
o Plan and coordinate the goals and activities that lead to the achievement of the
objectives for the Department of Technical Processes, as defined in the strategic
planning of the three sections that comprise: library acquisitions, cataloging and Legal
Deposit.
o Manage staff, schedule and control the execution of tasks assigned, foster a good
working environment and training.
o Plan and coordinate participation of work through outside groups.
o Assess staff.
o Coordinate Bibliographical Catalogue of Authorities of Chile.
o Coordinate Interest Group RDA-Chile, GIRCH, National Library of Chile.
o Coordinated a national event, "RDA and its relationship to other standards," at the
National Library for 130 participants (2012).
o Prepare and present the launch of the Catalogue of online bibliographic Authorities.
o Submit launch of the National Bibliography of Chile online.
o Develop and update the Manual of Policies and Procedures of the Department of
Technical Processes.
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Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
David A. Drysdale, University Librarian, Calvin McKain Library, University of Technology,
Jamaica (Kingston, Jamaica)
Work History
 University Librarian, University of Technology, Jamaica (2009– )
 Senior Librarian, Jamaica Library Service (Public Library System) (2001–2009)
 Rural Development Librarian, Jamaica Library Service (1995–2001)
Education
 Master of Arts (Library and Information Studies) University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston,
Jamaica (2005)
 Bachelor of Arts Library and Information Studies, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston,
Jamaica (1995)
Professional Activities
 Member, LIAJA Information Technology Working Party (2010–2012)
 Chairman, Protocol and Hospitality Committee of the Association of Caribbean Universities,
Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL), Conference Planning Committee (2008)
 President, Library and Information Association of Jamaica (LIAJA) (2007–2008)
 Member, LIAJA Information Technology Working Party (2005–2007)
 President, Association of Librarians in the Jamaica Library Service (ALJALS) (1996–1999)
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Elmelinda Lara, Senior Librarian/Head, Technical Services, The University of the West Indies
(St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago)
Work History
 The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine
o Head, Technical Services (2008– )
Responsible for the overall administration and coordination of the work of the Section’s
three constituent units: Acquisitions and Serials, Cataloguing, and Bindery and
Conservation; as a member of the library’s senior management team, she participates in
policy formulation and strategic planning
o Librarian in charge of Social Sciences Division (2004–2008)
o Librarian in charge of General Reference & Loans Division (1998–2004)
o Librarian in charge of Social Sciences Division (1997–1998)
o Librarian II/Cataloguer (1996–1997)
o Librarian II, Central Library of Trinidad and Tobago (1995)
o Librarian II, Trinidad & Tobago Management Development Centre, Salvatori Bldg, Port of
Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (1990–1994)
 School Librarian, Ministry of Education, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (1985–1990)
Education
 M.A., Library and Information Studies, University of London, UK (1987)
 Diploma, Library and Information Studies, University College London, UK (1984)
 B.A, University of the West Indies (1982)
Professional Activities
 Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials ( Member since 1998)
o Chair, Local Arrangements Committee for Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American
Library Materials (SALALM LVII) in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (2012)
o Presented papers, proposed and moderated panels since 1998
 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
o Member of the Latin America and the Caribbean Section (2011– )
o Member of the Standing Committee of the Document Delivery and Resource Sharing
Section from (2003–2011)
o Involved mainly with DOCDEL committee, preparing reports for the IFLA Board, planning
delivery of training and assisting with the development of guidelines and codes for
Document Delivery and ILL, selecting papers for panel presentations, and assisting with
the selection of host countries for the biennial Interlending and Document Supply
Conference (ILDS)
 Library Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT)
President, Library Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) (2007–2011)
o Revitalised the Association by focusing on Professionalism and Continuous Education,
Membership, Outreach Activities and Collaboration.
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Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL) (1992– )
o Conference Coordinator of the Annual Conference (2004)
th
World Library and Information Congress: 77 IFLA General Conference and Assembly, San
Juan, Puerto Rico (2011)
th
World Library and Information Congress: 76 IFLA General Conference and Council,
Gothenburg, Sweden (2010)
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The 55 Annual Conference of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library
Materials, Providence, Rhode Island (2010)
th
World Library and Information Congress: 75 IFLA General Conference and Council (2009)
th
World Library and Information Congress: 74 IFLA General Conference and Council Québec,
Canada (2008)
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The 53 Annual Conference of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library
Materials, New Orleans, Louisiana (2008)
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World Library and Information Congress: 73 IFLA General Conference and Council Durban,
South Africa (2007)
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Elsie Bain, Acquisitions Librarian, The College of The Bahamas (Nassau, Bahamas)
Work History
 The College of the Bahamas Libraries
o Acquisitions Librarian (2007– )
o Cataloguing Librarian (2006–2007)
o Special Collections Librarian (2005–2006)
o Public Services Librarian (2003–2005)
o Recipient, The College of the Bahamas Most Outstanding Employee Award (1997)
o Library Assistant / Research Assistant (1989–2000)
Education
 Master of Science Degree, Library and Information Services, Clark Atlanta University (2003)
 Bachelor of Science, Information Science, University at Albany, State University of New York
(2002)
 Associate of Arts Degree, Library and Information Science, The College of the Bahamas, Nassau,
Bahamas (1997)
Professional Activities
 Recipient, Organization of American States International Visitor Exchange Programme
(2000–2002)
 Rotary International Group Study Exchange Program (2008)
 Member, The Bahamas Library Association, American Library Association, Association of College
and Research Libraries, Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries
(ACURIL)
 “Bahamian public libraries: an overview,” (2000) Nassau, Bahamas: Bahamas Library
Publications (co-authored with Virginia Balance)
 Co-presented at the Colleges’ Annual Faculty Seminar on the topic, “Information at your
fingertips: anywhere, anytime, anyplace” (2006)
 Member, LIMS Web-Page Committee (2003– ); LIMS Career Path Committee (2003–2007); New
Library Building Committee (2003– ); The Colleges’ Registration Improvement Team (2006–2007)
 Conducted training for two staff members from the Broadcasting Cooperation of The Bahamas
(ZNS) in Library Acquisitions Functions (2009)
 Participated in the reorganizing the Library at the Gerace Research Center, San Salvador
 Assisted the College Librarian with consultancy work for the Central Bank of The Bahamas
Library (2003)
 Conducted bibliographic instruction for students at The Bahamas Technical and Vocational
Institute (2005)
Délégué au Conseil mondial d’OCLC pour la région des Amériques
Cheryl King, Special Collections Librarian, The University of the West Indies (Bridgetown,
Barbados)
Work History
 The University of the West Indies
o Librarian III, Special Collections Librarian, UWI, Cave Hill, Main Library, The Nita Barrow
Collection (2008– )
o Contract Officer, Cataloguing and Library Systems (2006–2008)
o Contract Officer, Weekend Duty (2005–2006)
 Library Consultant, Documentalist/Intelligence Officer, Caribbean Conservation Association (2003
–2004)
 Library Consultant, National Council on Substance Abuse (2001–2003)
 Library Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank (1998–1999)
 Librarian, Caribbean Conservation Association (1995–2000)
 Library Consultant, Barbados Museum and Historical Society (1993–1995)
 Library Assistant, Women and Development Unit (1988–1992)
 Library Assistant, Nation Company Limited (1986–1988)
 Library Assistant, Barbados Light and Power Company Limited (1981–1984)
 Library Clerk, Barbados Public Library (1980–1981)
 Teacher, St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic School (1977–1979)
Education
 PhD, History, The University of the West Indies (UWI) (2007)
 MSc, Econ Management of Libraries and Information Services, University of Wales (2004)
 BA, History and Sociology (Upper 2nd Class Honours) ,UWI (1993)
 Certificate, USDA Graduate School, Descriptive Cataloging: Nonbook Materials(2010)
 Diploma, Computer Programming, International Correspondence Schools (1987)
 Certificate, Library Assistants’ Course, Barbados Community College (1982)
Professional Activities
 Treasurer – Barbados Constituency Council for St. Michael West (2011– )
 Memberships: Library Association of Barbados (LAB), American Library Association (ALA),
Association of Caribbean Historians (ACH), The International Council of Museums (ICOM),
Friends of the Barbados Archives, Board of Management of the Lester Vaughan School and St.
Michael West Constituency Council
 Awards:
o The Light and Power Employees Cooperative Credit Unit Limited. “For Meritorious
Service to the Society.” (2009)
o Commonwealth Secretariat Scholarship. To read for the MSc (Econ Management of
Libraries and Information Services) at the University of Wales. (1998)
o The Nation Company Limited. For outstanding performance in the library. (1987)

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