OCLC Research Directory

OCLC Research is organized around different areas of library research and ways libraries can engage with each other and library learning. The areas of the division are: Technical Research, Library Trends and User Research, the Research Library Partnership, and WebJunction. Explore the bios, projects, publications, and presentations of individual members of OCLC Research.


  • Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D.

    Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D.

    Director of Library Trends and User Research

    Leads user-centered research on library collections, policies, staffing, and users. Evaluates and assesses library programs.

  • Lorcan Dempsey

    Lorcan Dempsey

    Vice President, Membership and Research, Chief Strategist

    Oversees Membership and Research and is Chief Strategist for OCLC. He has worked for library and educational organizations in Ireland, the UK, and the US.

  • Rachel Frick

    Rachel Frick

    Executive Director, Research Library Partnership

    Leads the academic and research library engagement activities for OCLC Research through the work of the Research Library Partnership Program.

  • Constance Malpas

    Constance Malpas

    Manager, Strategic Programs

    Leads programs across OCLC Research, Product Management and Business Development. Constance interprets market trends to inform research and product strategy.

  • Sharon Streams

    Sharon Streams

    Executive Director, WebJunction

    Builds and activates learning networks for library staff through WebJunction and grant-funded projects. Sharon also oversees division communications.