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People and culture

Diverse strengths, common mission

OCLC believes in fostering a workplace environment that celebrates the talents and diversity of its individual employees. Our staff members are a unique and dedicated collective of creative thinking individuals who are the best in their fields, and who bring out the best in their colleagues. We share, analyze, debate and tackle challenges on a daily basis to achieve one common goal: to further access to the world's information resources while reducing the rise of library costs.

Inclusion at OCLC

OCLC cultivates a corporate culture that understands the value of a wide array of perspectives because inclusive thinking improves our solutions for libraries and the diversity of people they serve. Our diverse workforce enjoys an environment where each of us feels respected and valued, thereby enabling us to build broad commitment and ownership for the work of the cooperative.

At OCLC, inclusion fosters an environment that encourages the best contributions from all of us, affirms our differences and similarities, and reaches out to all our employees, partners, libraries, and the diverse people they serve. Our global cooperative is built on trust and cooperation and a shared belief in connecting people to the world’s knowledge. Inclusion is part of our mission and vital to our future.

The OCLC inclusion initiative is rooted in our deep respect for the individual and in our belief that an inclusive environment fosters optimal performance. We are committed to supporting an inclusive work environment based on global teamwork, diversity, trust and the highest standards of ethical conduct as is seen through our many initiatives.

Community outreach

OCLC is a gold-level sponsor of IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, which is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. IFLA and OCLC jointly sponsor the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program.

“Creating an atmosphere that fully utilizes the talents and capabilities of an inclusive workforce is critical in serving libraries around the world. Our ability to cope with change and global competition is enhanced by the positive and creative power that comes from managing inclusion.”

Jay Jordan, President and CEO
OCLC