Libraries as Community Catalysts
Libraries are the heart of their communities, whether the community is a college campus, a small, rural township, or urban center. OCLC works with libraries to equip them with the knowledge, skills, and support to meet the ever-evolving needs of their communities.
Scaling continuous learning
Skilled, confident library practitioners are the foundation of innovative library service. Our WebJunction program designs and delivers learning at scale, through online training programs, self-directed study, and facilitated peer-to-peer support. We use tools of collaboration, applied research, and learning networks to bring new ideas and innovations to more libraries. This approach ensures that all libraries—regardless of size, type, or geographic location—can effectively use and share resources toward common goals.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion
OCLC seeks to view all our work through a lens of equity and recognize the opportunities of intersectionality in our work. With that in mind, this page aggregates and connects OCLC's work as it pertains to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Reimagine Descriptive Workflows
OCLC has been awarded a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to convene a diverse group of experts, practitioners, and community members to determine ways to improve descriptive practices, tools, infrastructure and workflows in libraries and archives.