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OCLC named among 'Best Places to Work' in Central Ohio

OCLC ranked fifth for organizations with 250 or more employees

DUBLIN, Ohio, 6 November 2018OCLC, the nonprofit technology organization and global library cooperative 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 250 or more employees. The rankings were determined by workplace satisfaction surveys completed confidentially by employees along with data collected by Quantum Workplace, an Omaha, Nebraska-based research organization.

In this, the 14th year of the program, more than 220 nominations were evaluated for Best Places to Work recognition. Those were winnowed down to 46 honorees selected in five different categories. Awards were presented to finalists in each category during a luncheon, hosted by Columbus Business First, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown, Columbus, today.

"It is an honor to be named among the Best Places to Work in Central Ohio, and we appreciate this recognition," said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO. "OCLC has been fortunate to be consistently recognized among the best places to work for many years. It takes hard work and firm commitment to provide a work environment and the tools necessary to support our teams who support the technology needs of libraries around the world. We will continue to ensure that our programs and benefits change and evolve with the needs and expectations of our staff, because it is our people who make OCLC a great place to work."

OCLC provides shared technology services, original research and community programs to libraries worldwide. OCLC and 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 named among the Best Employers in Ohio for the ninth 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.

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.

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