Thomas Padilla is named one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers

Thomas Padilla, former OCLC Practitioner Researcher-in-Residence, is named one of Library Journal’s 2020 Digital Developer Movers & Shakers.

In 2018, Padilla was awarded a major Mellon Foundation grant “to further explore what it takes to develop and provide access to collections as data but also what it takes to sustainably and ethically support [their] use.” He then joined OCLC as Practitioner Researcher-in-Residence in 2019 to facilitate OCLC’s engagement with the library data science community and help inform OCLC’s research agenda.

Padilla’s research at OCLC culminated in the publication of “Responsible Operations: Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI in Libraries.” Access the report at

Read Thomas’s full Library Journal Movers & Shakers profile here.

Congratulations, Thomas!