Grants & Awards


Do you have ideas that OCLC Research can get behind? Would you like to join us in Dublin, Ohio as a visiting scholar? Do you know a hot candidate that LITA and OCLC should consider for the annual Kilgour Award? Here are some opportunities to get involved with OCLC Research. We'd love to hear from you.


OCLC/ALISE Library & Information Science Research Grants

Our Research Grant Program, in collaboration with the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), recognizes the importance of research to the advancement of librarianship and information science.


The Frederick G. Kilgour Award

The LITA/OCLC Kilgour Award highlights 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.


Visiting Scholars

The OCLC Visiting Scholar post allows experienced scientists, educators, and administrators with demonstrated research capabilities to pursue projects on site at OCLC. Visiting scholars conduct research in areas of mutual interest to themselves and OCLC so that both benefit from a close working relationship.

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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