Dordt College News

Taylor elected as delegate to OCLC Members Council

July 23, 2007

Sheeres Taylor

Sheryl Sheeres Taylor, Director of Library Services at Dordt College’s John & Louise Hulst Library, was elected to serve as a BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research) delegate on the OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) Members Council.

Also representing BCR on the OCLC Members Council are Jamie LaRue, director of Douglas County (Colorado) Libraries; and Claudia Thornton Frazer, Digital Initiatives coordinator and librarian at Drake University’s Cowles Library. Taylor, LaRue and Frazer will attend OCLC Council meetings, BCR Board of Trustees meetings, and act as liaisons between the two organizations.

Taylor currently is chair of the Sirsi Midwest Users Group; a member of the Iowa Library Association Awards Committee; and a member of the Iowa Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) ad hoc Committee on Education. Taylor previously chaired the Iowa Private Academic Libraries and the Colleges of Mid-America Librarians. She also previously served as a mentor in the ACRL College Libraries Section’s College Library Directors Mentor Program.

Taylor earned her Master of Library Science degree at the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts in History at Calvin College. She considers serving on the OCLC Members Council a great way to serve as an advocate for high-quality, cost-effective products and services that meet the cooperative needs of all libraries.

The Bibliographical Center for Research is a nonprofit, multistate library cooperative that provides cost-effective library and information services throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The Online Computer Library Center is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization which serves more than 57,000 libraries in 112 countries and territories around the world. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat—the OCLC Online Union Catalog.

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