Dublin, OH -- 12 July 2021. OCLC, the library technology and research organization, has been named among the prestigious IDG's Insider Pro and Computerworld 2021 Best Places to Work in IT.
This is the 12th time OCLC has been selected as one of Computerworld's top workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals. This recognition is part of the IT publication's selection of the top 100 Best Places to Work in IT survey. OCLC placed at number 9 on the 2021 list in the Small Organization (1,000 or fewer U.S. employees) rankings.
"To be selected as one of the top U.S. workplaces in IT is an incredible honor," said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO. "This recognition is a reflection of the culture at OCLC. Our talented staff is committed to our mission to provide the technologies libraries need to serve their communities. Despite the unprecedented challenges of the past year, our teams worked closely with libraries to successfully adjust and respond to new and different needs. It is our focus on a shared mission that sets OCLC apart, and it is our people who make OCLC such a great place to work."
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, OCLC provides state-of-the-art technologies and services, research, and community programs to libraries of all types and sizes. Together, thousands of OCLC member libraries in more than 100 countries support access to the world's collected knowledge. WorldCat, the world's most comprehensive online resource for finding library materials, is among many services provided by OCLC.
"Just as our staff is committed to serving libraries, we are an organization committed to providing the best work environment to help our people innovate and grow," said Tammi Spayde, OCLC Vice President, Purpose, People, and Place. "For many years, we have supported a diverse and inclusive work environment, and we provide exceptional benefits to reflect those ideals. Our teams also enjoy a flexible schedule and freedom to work remotely, which has been essential this year. Creating technology with a purpose energizes us as we fulfill our mission to the world's libraries."
More about careers at OCLC is on the website.
The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by Insider Pro and Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, IDG conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.
Computerworld is the leading technology media brand empowering enterprise users and their managers. Computerworld also offers guidance to IT managers tasked with optimizing client systems—and helps businesses revolutionize the customer and employee experience with new collaboration platforms.
OCLC is a nonprofit global library organization 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.