DUBLIN, Ohio, 14 November 2014—OCLC, the nonprofit, computer library service and research organization based in Dublin, has been named among the "Best Places to Work" in Central Ohio.
OCLC was ranked fifth in the category for organizations with 500 or more employees. The rankings were determined by questionnaires completed confidentially by employees and data collected by Quantum, an Omaha, Nebraska-based research organization. Over 180 companies were evaluated for this award and 35 were selected as Best Places to Work. Awards were presented to finalists in each category during a luncheon, hosted by Columbus Business First, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on November 12.
"OCLC is committed to providing a work environment that challenges our staff, supports career growth and actively engages us in fulfilling our mission to libraries," said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO. "Our talented and dedicated staff care about each other, our customers and our communities. It is our people that make OCLC a great place to work. We are honored by this recognition."
OCLC provides computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing, library management and Web services to thousands of libraries around the world. OCLC and its member libraries have created and maintain WorldCat, the world's most comprehensive online resource for finding library materials. OCLC headquarters in Dublin employs 770; a total of 1,320 employees work in OCLC offices around the world.
In addition to this recognition among "Best Places to Work" in Central Ohio, OCLC was among Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT for the ninth consecutive year, and was named among the Best Employers in Ohio for the sixth consecutive year by the Best Companies Group in conjunction with the Ohio Society for Human Resource Management State Council.
The Best Places to Work program, launched in 2005, is a voluntary nomination-based program. Each nominated company had the option to participate in the survey process free of charge. Quantum Workplace hosted an anonymous online survey with questions about workplace satisfaction.
All companies that met the completed survey requirements had their individual scores tallied by Quantum Workplace and were sent an overview of their company's scores.
Each organization is ranked against the other companies in its size category. The top companies in each size category are honored as Business First's Best Places to Work.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs. More than 74,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world's largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat.org on the Web. For more information, visit the OCLC website.
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