Libraries are stronger together

OCLC Global Council becomes OCLC Leaders Council

On 19 March 2024, OCLC’s Global Council ratified changes to its name and structure. The evolution from OCLC Global Council to OCLC Leaders Council reflects the continuing and natural evolution of OCLC’s council model, while ensuring impactful participation and diverse global perspectives. The new Leaders Council starts in November 2024. Get more information about this change in the press release.

What you do with OCLC makes all libraries stronger

OCLC is guided by representatives from member institutions that use our products and services. We work together to share data, improve information services, do original research, and better connect libraries to the communities they serve. But we also engage directly with thousands of individuals, some who work at these institutions, some who do not, to create programs, research, solutions, and training that benefit all libraries.

Membership for institutions

Unlike for-profit or privately owned companies, we operate only for the benefit of libraries, guided by our membership. If you work at a member institution, you can take advantage of many benefits related to the OCLC services to which your employer subscribes.

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Benefits for individuals

If you work at any library, museum, archive, or other memory institution—or are studying to do so—let’s connect. We want your ideas, energy, and perspective. We can help you learn new skills, stay on top of trends, network with people around the world, and contribute to the future of libraries.

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Membership in action

Libraries bring unique strengths and collective muscle to help inform change both locally and globally. Through OCLC’s Global and Regional Councils, member concerns and voices are united to make an impact on important issues.

Global survey results: Redefining the library experience

OCLC Global Council, in conjunction with OCLC Research and Market Research teams, surveyed library workers around the world about how library experiences are changing and evolving. This publication provides an overview of those findings.

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