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Sandra Yee, dean of the Wayne State University Library System, elected to Online Computer Library Center Board of Trustees, a global libraries organization

June 5, 2008
Sandra Yee, dean of the Wayne State University Library System, was elected to the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) Board of Trustees, a nonprofit, membership computer library service and research organization comprised of more than 60,000 libraries worldwide.

OCLC was founded in 1967 to further access to the world's information and reduce the rate of increasing library costs. The current membership of libraries includes 112 countries and territories globally who use the organization's services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials.

Yee, a Plymouth, Mich. resident, will transition from her duties as current president of the OCLC's 66-delegate Members Council.

"I am looking forward to working closely with colleagues on the 2008-2009 Members Council and contributing to the growth of OCLC's global membership," Yee said. "These are exciting and challenging times for libraries as they face the world's ever-increasing need for information access and preservation."

Prior to joining Wayne State University in 2001 in her current position, Yee held positions of increasing responsibilities at Eastern Michigan University including Professor and Associate Dean, Learning Resources and Technologies. She holds volunteer positions with several professional associations and has been a contributing author to numerous journals and publications.

Yee holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Western Michigan University and an Ed.D. from the University of Michigan.

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