Lorcan Dempsey oversees the research division and participates in planning at OCLC. He has worked for library and educational organizations in Ireland, England, and the US. He has written and spoken extensively on policy, research, and service development, and in the areas of networked information and digital libraries. He can be followed on the web at Lorcan Dempsey's weblog and on twitter. Before moving to OCLC Lorcan worked for JISC in the UK, overseeing national information programs and services, and before that was Director of UKOLN, a national UK research and policy unit at the University of Bath. Before moving to the UK he worked in public libraries in Dublin, Ireland.