DUBLIN, Ohio, June 27, 1994--Six hundred library leaders attended the OCLC President's Luncheon, which was held June 27 at the Hotel Inter-Continental during the American Library Association Conference in Miami Beach, Fla.
Edward G. Holley, former chair of the OCLC Board of Trustees and William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor at the School of Information and Library Science, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was the master of ceremonies for the OCLC annual meeting.
Dr. Holley surprised K. Wayne Smith, OCLC president and chief executive officer, with the presentation of a resolution acknowledging the board's gratitude and appreciation for his leadership and outstanding contributions to OCLC, to libraries and to librarianship.
Kent Hendrickson, immediate past president of the OCLC Users Council and dean of libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, covered the highlights of the Users Council's 1993/94 activities. "I believe that the Users Council and OCLC have continued to strengthen their dialogue," Mr. Hendrickson said, "and that the OCLC membership is the better for it."
Dr. Smith reported on the state of OCLC, calling the past year "another record-setting one for OCLC and its 18,000 participating libraries in 52 countries."
A humorous video program, titled "Cruisin' that Information Superhighway, Mr. Dewey and Dot Tour the Internet," kicked off the program.
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