Who we are, what we do and how to reach us.

OCLC Research staff have a wide range of expertise (including library science, computational linguistics, economics and computer science, among others), and use these specializations in innovative ways.

Program officers work directly with OCLC Research Library Partners to ensure that they benefit from their affiliation.

OCLC Research staff also:

  • consult individually with member and partner staff to understand their needs and priorities, and seek out opportunities to advance shared agendas through collaboration with OCLC Research and OCLC Research Library Partner institutions
  • organize events, collaborative projects, and working groups
  • create opportunities to participate in standards and best practices development, and pursue other professional interests; these programs enable staff to develop expertise they can apply to their institutions.

Rick Bennett

Consulting Software Engineer


Brittany Brannon

Research Assistant


Rebecca Bryant

Senior Program Officer


Eric R. Childress

Consulting Project Manager


Patrick Confer

Web Projects Manager


Lorcan Dempsey

Vice President and Chief Strategist



Ixchel Faniel, Ph.D.

Research Scientist


Kathleen Gesinger

Learning Community Manager, WebJunction


Jean Godby, Ph.D.

Jean Godby, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist


Betha Gutsche

Program Manager, WebJunction


Steph Harmon

Program Design and Development Manager, WebJunction


William Harvey, Ph.D.

William Harvey, Ph.D.

Consulting Software Engineer


Erin Hood

Research Support Specialist


Kerre A. Kammerer

Consulting Software Engineer


Brian Lavoie, Ph. D.

Research Scientist


Ralph LeVan

Ralph LeVan

Senior Research Scientist


Janet Mason

Administrative Coordinator


Jeanette McNicol

Executive Assistant


Jeff Mixter

Software Engineer


Kendra Morgan

Senior Program Manager, WebJunction


Liz Morris

Project Coordinator, WebJunction


Dale Musselman

Operations Manager, WebJunction


Edward T. O'Neill, Ph.D.

Edward T. O'Neill, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist - Retired


Jennifer Peterson

Community Manager, WebJunction


Erin M. Schadt

Editor, WebJunction


Devon Smith

Consulting Software Engineer

Sharon Streams

Director, WebJunction


Roy Tennant

Senior Program Officer


Roger Thompson, Ph.D.

Roger H. Thompson

Consulting Software Engineer


Jenny Toves

Software Architect


Titia van der Werf

Senior Program Officer


Diane Vizine-Goetz, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist


Harry R. Wagner

Consulting Software Engineer


Bruce Washburn

Consulting Software Engineer


Bob Whittaker

Advancement Officer, Grants and Development Strategy, WebJunction


Jeff Young

Jeff Young

Software Architect

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