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OCLC named among ‘Best Places to Work’ in Central Ohio

DUBLIN, Ohio, 18 November 2013—OCLC, the nonprofit, membership, 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. 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.

“We are honored by this recognition,” said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO. “OCLC is committed to providing a vibrant work environment, one that supports and encourages staff to excel in their work, grow professionally and give back to their communities.”

OCLC headquarters in Dublin employs 750; a total of 1,250 employees work in OCLC offices around the world.

In addition to “Best Places to Work,” OCLC has been recognized as an outstanding workplace by several other organizations this year:

  • OCLC was among Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT for the eighth consecutive year
  • OCLC was named among the Best Employers in Ohio for the fifth consecutive year by the Best Companies Group in conjunction with the Ohio Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) State Council
  • OCLC was awarded the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility for the third consecutive year, and fourth time overall.
  • OCLC was named among Top Workplaces 2013 by Columbus CEO magazine and WBNS 10-TV.

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.

About OCLC

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.

OCLC, WorldCat, and WorldCat.org 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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