Online Computer Library Center has announced that Skip Prichard will succeed Jay Jordan as OCLC president and CEO. Jordan, 70, will retire on June 30 after 15 years at the helm of OCLC. Prichard, most recently president and CEO of the Ingram Content Group Inc., and a former president and CEO of ProQuest Information, will officially assume his new role July 1.
"Skip Prichard is a proven leader with an outstanding record of accomplishment," said Sandy Yee, Chair, OCLC Board of Trustees, and Dean, Wayne State University Libraries and School of Library and Information Science. "He has guided leading library services organizations through eras of significant change, from print to electronic and from local to global. His experience and commitment to libraries will help us continue our work to move library services and cooperation forward—in the cloud, on mobile devices and through the collaborative work of libraries and partners around the world."