Wednesday, June 25, 2008—The British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) announces the appointment of Alane Wilson as Executive Director of the BCLA, effective June 30th, 2008. Alane Wilson was most recently Senior Library Market Consultant with OCLC in Dublin, Ohio.
During her time with OCLC, Alane Wilson monitored and analyzed trends and data to foster innovative thinking and strategic initiatives. She was a key player in the development of the OCLC seminal Environmental Scan of 2003, for which she was recognized by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services. A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Ms. Wilson is experienced in a variety of library and corporate sectors.
In making the announcement, BCLA President Lynne Jordon noted that “Alane Wilson is knowledgeable about trends and issues in the library field and an effective contributor to the profession; she understands the role of strategic planning and effective communications in developing strong associations.” The Board looks forward to continuing its leadership in advocacy and information policy, and forging strong partnerships with related associations and groups.
The British Columbia Library Association has more than 800 members with revenue of almost $3 million. The Association is an active member of The Partnership, an alliance of provincial and territorial library association across the country.