The Frederick G. Kilgour Award

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Incorporated and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, sponsor this annual award to highlight research relevant to the development of information technologies, especially work that shows promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of information, or the processes by which information and data are manipulated and managed.

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The Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program

This program provides early career development and continuing education for library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies. It is jointly sponsored by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC.

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The OCLC Library and Information Science Education Program

The OCLC Library and Information Science Education Program helps LIS schools provide students with the skills needed to lead in today's library environment. This program provides students with reduced or no cost hands-on use of reference, resource sharing, cataloging, and other OCLC services.

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Past Awards from OCLC Research



OCLC and ALISE have partnered for many years to advance the library and information science (LIS) discipline and profession. In support of this partnership, OCLC sponsored the OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grants (LISRG) from 1985 to 2018, funding 134 LIS faculty research projects.

While our commitment to partnering with the LIS community continues, the LISRG program ended in 2018. Although OCLC no longer sponsors LIS faculty research with grant funds, we continue to support LIS research and education by providing open access to our research, share our research data sets, identify opportunities for faculty to work with OCLC research staff, and support LIS graduate students in contributing to our research projects.

View a list of recipients and read their final papers and presentations.

Visiting Scholars Program 

The OCLC Visiting Scholars Program ran 1978-2003 and allowed experienced scientists, educators, and administrators with demonstrated research capabilities to pursue projects on site at OCLC. Visiting scholars conducted research in areas of mutual interest to themselves and OCLC so that both benefited from a close working relationship.  

View a list of recipients.

OCLC Awards

Through a series of educational programs, annual awards, scholarships and fellowships, the OCLC cooperative provides financial support for those beginning their library careers and for established library leaders who excel in their profession.

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