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OCLC named among 'Healthiest Employers' in Central Ohio

DUBLIN, Ohio, 18 March 2016—OCLC has been named among the "Healthiest Employers in Central Ohio" for the third consecutive year. The nonprofit global library cooperative was ranked third out of 13 finalists in the large company category by the Healthiest Employers Awards Program.

Based in Dublin, OCLC provides research and technology services to thousands of libraries around the world. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world's largest online database for discovery of library materials.

"We appreciate this award as recognition of our support for a culture that places high value on health and wellness," said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO. "We consider OCLC's comprehensive benefits and wellness program as an investment in people. Our staff values this kind of support, and we will continue to promote health and wellness at OCLC, not only in Central Ohio, but in our offices around the world."

The Healthiest Employers Awards Program is organized by Columbus Business First in partnership with Healthiest Employers LLC, a privately held data research company in Indianapolis. The program is intended to identify companies in the region that go the extra mile to create an environment for workers to be active, fit and healthy.

OCLC's wellness program offers a wide variety of programs, financial rewards and incentives. These include on-site biometric screenings, telephonic and on-site health coaching, a health and well-being library and an on-site fitness center that offers basketball, racquetball and sand volleyball courts.

In September 2015, OCLC was one of just 11 organizations nationwide to be recognized by UnitedHealthcare with its "Well Deserved" award, an annual honor given to employers who have implemented innovative, industry-leading worksite wellness programs that helped improve their employees' health and well-being. OCLC has also recently been named among Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT, "Best Places to Work" in Central Ohio and Best Employers in Ohio.

Learn more about benefits, wellness programs and careers on the OCLC website.

About OCLC

OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC’s WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world’s collected knowledge that libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member libraries, staff and partners make breakthroughs possible.

OCLC, WorldCat, WorldCat.org and WorldShare are trademarks and/or service marks of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. Third-party product, service and business names are trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.

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