Rebecca Bryant

Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research
Dublin, OH
Rebecca Bryant, PhD, serves as Senior Program Officer at OCLC Research where she leads research efforts in collaboration with OCLC Research Library Partnership members on research information management (RIM). Rebecca previously served as Project Manager for Researcher Information Services in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and as Director of Community at ORCID where she led outreach initiatives to encourage the adoption of ORCID identifiers worldwide. Prior to ORCID, Dr. Bryant spent a decade in the University of Illinois Graduate College as Assistant Dean where she led numerous initiatives including the establishment of campus-wide graduate career services, postdoctoral affairs, Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), and graduate policies.


  • The ORCID iD: Optimizing Discoverability of Research and Scholarship
  • ORCID Annual Public Data File, 2013 DOI: 10.14454/07243.2013.001
  • 'But I Have No Skills'
  • A Ph.D. and a Failure
  • Go Ahead, Haggle
  • Shaking Things Up: Popularizing the Shimmy in America DOI: 10.2307/1350139