Executive Director, Research Library Partnership
Rachel Frick directs OCLC's work and engagement with the Research Library Partnership, a venue for research libraries to undertake significant, innovative, collective action to benefit libraries, scholars and researchers everywhere.
Rachel has nearly 20 years of broad-based library experience, most recently with Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) where she was the Director of Business Development. In this position, she worked on DPLA’s sustainability plan, forged new relationships and developed strategic partnerships in order to build DPLA’s visibility and impact, such as the Open eBooks program. Prior to DPLA, Rachel served as the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Program Director at the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) for four years. In her capacity as DLF Director, she was instrumental in building a large and diverse community of practitioners, working to advance research, teaching and learning through the application of digital library research, technology and services. She also held senior positions at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the University of Richmond, among other roles.
In this session with OCLC Research, learn how libraries have strengthened community by connecting, collaborating, and supporting each other amid a tumultuous and ever-shifting landscape.
File: video, 43 minutes Topics: Research Library Partnership
Philadelphia, PA, USA
In this session, OCLC staff highlighted recent examples of OCLC Research’s collaborative initiatives, presented on a multi-sector collaboration with public libraries in response to the opioid epidemic and discussed OCLC’s current initiatives around operationalizing linked data.
File: video Topics: Opioid Crisis, Linked Data, Research Library Partnership
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
In this video, OCLC's Chip Nilges and OCLC Research Library Partnership Executive Director Rachel Frick provide an update on OCLC's work on open content strategy.
File: video, 39 minutes Topics: Open Access