Executive Director, OCLC Research Library Partnership
Rachel is the Executive Director of the OCLC Research Library Partnership—a program that provides a venue for librarians working in research libraries to gain a shared understanding of today’s challenges and undertake innovative collective action to benefit libraries, scholars, and researchers worldwide.
For more than 20 years, Rachel has worked with libraries on a wide array of systemic and strategic initiatives. Her expertise includes improving digital library workflows, leading organizational change, building community, and creatively solving current challenges of the library field with a special interest in how libraries position themselves for the future.
She honed her expertise in these and other areas throughout her career, including at notable leadership positions at the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). She is a strong believer in the power of librarians to influence change and build stronger, knowledgeable, empowered communities, and is a passionate advocate for open culture and its potential transformative impact on the creative marketplace.
Rachel earned her MSLS from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.