OCLC Leadership Team

Lorcan Dempsey

Vice President, OCLC Research and Chief Strategist

Lorcan Dempsey

Lorcan oversees OCLC Research and participates in strategic planning at OCLC. He is a librarian who began his career in public libraries in his native Dublin, Ireland. He joined OCLC in 2001 as Vice President, Research and was named Chief Strategist in 2004. Before moving to OCLC, Lorcan headed up national information services in the UK with JISC. Before that, he directed UKOLN, a national U.K. research and policy unit at the University of Bath.

Lorcan can be followed on the Web at Lorcan Dempsey's weblog and on Twitter.

He is currently a member of the Cambridge University Library Visiting Committee and a member of the Advisory Board for the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI). In 2010 he received the National Federation of Advanced Information Services' (NFAIS) highest award, The Miles Conrad Award.

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