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OCLC receives prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility

DUBLIN, Ohio, 12 September 2013—OCLC has been honored with the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility for its use of flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success.

This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management, recognizes employers of all sizes and types across the country. It is the fourth time, and third consecutive time that OCLC has been recognized with the Sloan Award.

Based in Dublin, Ohio, OCLC is a nonprofit library service and research organization that provides computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing, preservation, library management and Web services to thousands of libraries around the world. OCLC and its member libraries worldwide have created and maintain WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive resource for finding library materials.

To be named a Sloan Award winner, employers complete a rigorous process that includes a survey of employees and a comprehensive assessment of whether the employer maintains an effective and flexible workplace.

Workplace flexibility—such as flextime, telecommuting, part-time work and compressed workweeks—has been demonstrated to help businesses remain competitive while also benefiting employees.

“The employers who win this award are the best and most innovative in the nation, and they’re reaping the benefits in the success of their companies as they compete in a 24/7 global marketplace,” said Ellen Galinsky, President of the Families and Work Institute.

The Sloan awards are part of the When Work Works program, a research-based initiative to highlight how effective and flexible workplaces can yield positive business results and help employees succeed at work and at home.

For more information about the When Work Works project and the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility, visit www.whenworkworks.org.

About OCLC

Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. More than 74,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world’s largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat.org on the Web. For more information, visit the OCLC website.

About When Work Works

When Work Works is a national initiative, led by the partnership of Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), to help businesses of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. When Work Works is one of the foremost providers of resources, rigorous research and best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in the nation. The initiative administers the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility annually, which recognize exemplary employers for using flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success. Visit www.whenworkworks.org for more information.

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