Community Initiatives

Supporting the work of libraries and the global community we serve

OCLC is committed to investing in programs that advance the work of librarians and libraries as well as the ideals of librarianship. We engage with our member libraries through a variety of initiatives, develop partnerships, explore tough questions and seek shared views around the issues facing libraries today.

Explore the 200+ research publications and membership reports we make freely available online. Come to an OCLC event or view past recordings in our presentation center. Nominate a colleague for an award, request an OCLC speaker, learn how to build an app, or join us in our efforts to improve information sharing standards for the broader information community. We welcome your participation, input and questions.

Supporting librarians

Events, publications and online discussion spaces that help librarians as they work, learn and lead.

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Serving libraries

A variety of activities that aid the organization, development and daily operation of libraries.

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Promoting librarianship

Research, reports, prototypes and standards that help promote and advance the profession.

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Enriching communities

Building partnerships that help connect more people to the value that libraries provide.

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