May 22, 2022

U.S. Library Consortia: A Snapshot of Priorities and Perspectives (New OCLC Membership Report)

Recently released by OCLC.

This new report details findings from a study OCLC conducted with U.S. library consortia in 2012 to learn about the demographic make-up of their groups, their strategic initiatives, their groups’ challenges and top methods for communicating with their members.

101 U.S. consortia provided data.

Key Findings

Most U.S. library consortia:

  • Have been in existence for more than 30 years
  • Have more than 40 members
  • Consider funding to be their top challenge
  • Host in-person meetings and networking opportunities with members at least several times a year

Direct to Full Text Report (4 pages; PDF)

See Also: Other OCLC Membership Reports

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.