OCLC invites applications for research fellow program

DUBLIN, Ohio, Nov. 22, 1994--The OCLC office of research has immediate openings in the 1995-1996 OCLC Research Fellow program.

The OCLC Research Fellow program brings scientists, educators and administrators with demonstrated research capabilities to OCLC to conduct research with OCLC staff, facilities and data resources.

An OCLC research fellow is expected to conduct research that focuses on problems of significance to the library and information science community; the research need not be specific to OCLC's development and production activities.

Successful candidates must have doctoral degrees or equivalent training in library, information or computer science; applied mathematics; statistics; psychology; or human factors. Experienced researchers will be expected to perform independent research at OCLC, while those at the start of their careers will generally be assigned to one of OCLC's ongoing research projects under the direction of a research scientist.

OCLC expects research fellows to publish research results in the open literature. Publications stemming from research conducted while at OCLC are attributed to the OCLC research fellow; acknowledgment of OCLC's support is required, and coauthorship is expected when OCLC staff make significant contributions to the research effort.

The length of appointment for an OCLC research fellow is variable, traditionally six months to one year. OCLC offers a competitive salary and benefits, and relocation assistance is available.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, including a curriculum vita, date of availability, and specific research interests to:

Dr. Terry Noreault
Director, Research and Special Projects
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
6565 Frantz Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017-3395