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These days, I'm the director of the American Library Association' s Office for Intellectual Freedom. I'm also executive director and secretary of the Freedom to Read Foundation. See "About Me" for contact information.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

OCLC Members Council

For the past three years, I have been a representative of BCR (a regional library services network based in Colorado) to the OCLC Members Council.

I've enjoyed it, and particularly enjoyed getting to know several international librarians -- Chew Leng Beh from Singapore, Jieh Hsiang from Taiwan, Berndt Dugall from Germany, and David Brandbury from London. I find these marvelous librarians fun to talk to -- and I learn something about their countries that is altogether different, truer, more direct, than anything filtered through media.

But this is my last meeting. My term is up, I didn't run for another. Instead, I'll be serving on the BCR board, which is much closer to home. I need to stay focused on our probable 2008 election.

But I'll take warm memories from my time here. And I've even enjoyed going to Dublin, OH three times a year, and the lovely Marriott, my home away from home.

1 comment:

madragon said...

I wish you a very happy new year.

Your friend from Singapore