Opportunities

Your chance to get involved.

Do you have ideas that OCLC Research can get behind? Would you like to join us in Dublin, Ohio as a visiting scholar? Do you know a hot candidate that LITA and OCLC should consider for the annual Kilgour Award? Here are some opportunities to get involved with OCLC Research. We'd love to hear from you.

Our Research Grant Program, in collaboration with the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), recognizes the importance of research to the advancement of librarianship and information science.

The LITA/OCLC Kilgour Award highlights research relevant to the development of information technologies, especially work that shows promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of information, or the processes by which information and data are manipulated and managed.

We also celebrate libraries, archives and museums, and their heritage of technological innovation, by periodically sponsoring an OCLC Research Software Contest to encourage innovation in the use of web-based services. Use an OCLC resource to create a Web service that does something interesting, innovative, and useful. Additional information will be available here when a new software contest is forthcoming or underway.

The OCLC Visiting Scholar post allows experienced scientists, educators, and administrators with demonstrated research capabilities to pursue projects on site at OCLC. Visi ting scholars conduct research in areas of mutual interest to themselves and OCLC so that both benefit from a close working relationship.

We are a worldwide library cooperative, owned, governed and sustained by members since 1967. Our public purpose is a statement of commitment to each other—that we will work together to improve access to the information held in libraries around the globe, and find ways to reduce costs for libraries through collaboration.