DUBLIN, Ohio, 9 August 2019—OCLC, the nonprofit technology organization and global library cooperative based in Dublin, received a Diversity in Business Award representing large organizations in Central Ohio.
The Awards program, administered by Columbus Business First, recognizes inclusive organizations and individuals in Central Ohio. The program highlights excellence in encouraging diversity in age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race and religion at local workplaces.
OCLC provides shared technology services, original research and community programs to libraries worldwide. OCLC and member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services.
"We place tremendous value in diversity and inclusion at OCLC," said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO. "We know that our organization creates better services for libraries when we involve staff with diverse backgrounds and perspectives in the process. We are always striving to create an equitable and inclusive environment. We are thrilled and honored to be recognized with this award."
Honorees were selected by a group of outside judges recruited by Business First, based on applications submitted by nominated people and organizations.
More about the Awards program and a full list of honorees are on the Business First website.
OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC's WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world's collected knowledge that libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member libraries, staff and partners make breakthroughs possible.