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Lorcan Dempsey

International independent librarian, writer, adviser

Lorcan Dempsey (pronounciation) is a librarian who has worked for library, non-profit and educational organizations in Ireland, the UK and the US. His influence on library directions in the US, Europe and around the world is widely recognized. He has overseen national library and informational programs in the UK and has managed two internationally recognized library R&D units (UKOLN and OCLC Research). He has also overseen a variety of membership and governance activities, operational services and technical development. He most recently worked for OCLC, a global library services organization, and lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his family. Previously, he worked for Jisc in the UK and began his library career in public libraries in Dublin, Ireland, where he grew up. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Open University in the UK, the IFLA Medal, and other honors in recognition of his contribution to library development around the world.

Personal pronouns: he/him



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