DUBLIN, Ohio, Nov. 11, 1994--K. Wayne Smith, OCLC president and chief executive officer, announces the promotion of Liz Bishoff to vice president, member services.
In her new position, Ms. Bishoff will be responsible for relations with OCLC users and OCLC's major constituencies, including Users Council, user advisory committees, the Library of Congress and other national libraries, and the American Library Association (ALA). She also assumes responsibility for the OCLC Pacific division, legislative monitoring activities, and the OCLC Corporate Information Center.
Ms. Bishoff joined OCLC in 1987 as manager of the cataloging and database services department and most recently held the position of director of member relations. She is active in ALA, having served on numerous committees and as president of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) in 1992-93. She is now a member of the ALA Council.
She has worked at the Pasadena (Calif.) Public Library, the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich, Ill., the Waukegan (Ill.) Public Library, the library of Grant Community High School, and the Northbrook (Ill.) Public Library. Ms. Bishoff is an adjunct faculty member at Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management, and has taught graduate library courses at Rosary College.
She is a graduate of Western Illinois University, holds a master of library science degree from Rosary College, and has completed coursework for a master's degree in public administration from Roosevelt University, Chicago, Ill.
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