DUBLIN, Ohio, June 17, 1994--The OCLC office of research has immediate openings in the 1994-1995 Visiting Scholar and Postdoctoral Fellowship programs.
The OCLC Visiting Scholar post brings experienced scientists, educators and administrators with demonstrated research capabilities to OCLC to conduct research with OCLC staff, facilities and data resources.
The Visiting Scholar is expected to conduct research that focuses on problems of significance to the library and information science community; the research need not be specific to OCLC's development and production activities.
The Visiting Scholar must have a doctoral degree or equivalent training and substantial experience in directing and conducting research in one or more fields of interest to OCLC such as library, information or computer science; applied mathematics; statistics; psychology; and human factors.
OCLC expects research results to be published in the open literature.
The visiting scholar length of appointment, though variable, is traditionally six months to a year, and compensation is negotiable based on the length of term.
The OCLC Postdoctoral Fellowship provides the opportunity for researchers at the start of their careers to conduct research with OCLC staff, facilities and data resources.
The postdoctoral fellow is expected to conduct research that focuses on problems of significance to the library and information science community. Generally, the postdoctoral fellow conducts research in one of OCLC's ongoing projects under the direction of a research scientist.
The postdoctoral fellow must have a doctoral degree or equivalent training in one or more fields of interest to OCLC such as library, information or computer science; applied mathematics; statistics; psychology; and human factors.
Publications stemming from the research conducted while at OCLC are attributed to the postdoctoral fellow.
The postdoctoral fellow is normally appointed for one year. OCLC offers a competitive salary and benefits, and relocation assistance is available.
Candidates for either program should submit a letter of interest, including a current vitae, date of availability, and specific research interests to:
Director, Research and Special Projects
OCLC Online Computer Library Center
6565 Frantz Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017-3395
The OCLC Office of Research conducts mission-oriented research to provide the library and information science community with theoretical findings and practical applications.
OCLC is a nonprofit computer library service and research organization whose computer network and services link more than 18,000 libraries in 52 countries and territories.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Nita Dean (614) 761-5002