DUBLIN, Ohio, 13 November 2015— OCLC, the nonprofit global library cooperative based in Dublin, has been named among the "Best Places to Work" in Central Ohio.
OCLC was ranked 10th in the category for organizations with 250 or more employees. The rankings were determined by workplace satisfaction surveys completed confidentially by employees along with data collected by Quantum, an Omaha, Nebraska-based research organization.
A record number of nominations—235—were evaluated for this award and a total of 51 were selected as Best Places to Work, in five different categories. Awards were presented to finalists in each category during a luncheon, hosted by Columbus Business First, at the Hilton Columbus Downtown on November 12.
"OCLC staff are inspired by the critical role our member libraries play in the everyday lives of researchers, scholars and other information seekers all over the world," said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO. "As an organization, we provide a work environment that supports our dedicated team in our mission to serve those libraries. It's our people that make OCLC a great place to work."
OCLC provides shared technology services, original research and community programs to libraries worldwide. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services.
In addition to this recognition among "Best Places to Work" in Central Ohio, this year OCLC was among Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT for the 10th consecutive year, and was named among the Best Employers in Ohio for the seventh 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.
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.
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