OCLC Representative

2009 Revision

In fall 2007, at the request of OBS-SIS, AALL President Ann T. Fessenden appointed Phyllis Post as temporary OCLC representative. Ms. Post attended the October 2007 OCLC Members Council Meetings in Dublin, Ohio and reported back that OCLC representation was worthwhile. She stated, “Attending these meetings will not give AALL a “voice.” But we can be informed, and that might be important enough to make it worthwhile. I suggest we accept OCLC’s invitation to have someone attend regularly especially over the next year or two as important issues such as OCLC governance and the globalization of WorldCat take center stage.” Permanent representation will be considered in 2010.

  • Attend three yearly meetings of the OCLC Members Council Meetings in Dublin, Ohio, generally in October, February and May.
  • Represents the interests of law librarians at these meetings as a non-voting liaison to the committee. Solicits advice from other AALL members, as appropriate.
  • Present a report on the previous year’s OCLC Members Council Meetings at the OBS Business Meeting, and submit an annual report to the OBS chair.
  • Adheres to the policies and procedures set forth in the AALL Handbook for Representatives.