Syracuse, NY, November 4, 2010 - Polaris Library Systems, a leading provider of library automation technology, announced today that Sno-Isle Libraries selected the Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS). Sno-Isle Libraries provides services to twenty-one communities in Washington State.
"The staff at Sno-Isle Libraries are very excited to move to a library automation system which will enable us to provide excellent service to our customers," said Jeanne Crisp, Director of ILS Implementation. "The multilingual mobile PAC, text messaging, personal lists, reading history, connections to social media and a robust reporting system are just a few of the features we know will be welcomed by the public and our staff. We also expect to achieve more efficient workflows with respect to collection development, electronic ordering and electronic invoicing and processing. We're looking forward to working with Polaris's staff during the implementation process."
The Polaris ILS will replace the library's TLC CARL system. Prior to selecting the Polaris ILS, Sno-Isle Libraries went through an extensive review process that included both proprietary and open source ILS solutions.
"We are proud the Sno-Isle Libraries selected Polaris as their automation partner," said Polaris President & CEO Bill Schickling. "Sno-Isle has excellent leadership, managerial and IT staff with the expertise to take full advantage of Polaris's open database schema and API. We look forward to partnering with them to help evolve library services within their region."
About Sno-Isle Libraries
Sno-Isle Libraries serves 664,000 residents in Snohomish and Island counties. Sno-Isle has community libraries in Arlington, Brier, Camano Island, Clinton, Coupeville, Darrington, Edmonds, Freeland, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Langley, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Oak Harbor, Snohomish, Stanwood, and Sultan, as well as bookmobile stops in communities and at senior centers. Services and materials include more than 1.3 million items, reference services, electronic databases and computer equipment, Internet access, outreach programs for the homebound and local day cares, and story times for children. For more information on library services in your area, please call the Sno-Isle Libraries Service Center at 360-651-7000 or 1-877-SNO-ISLE (1-877-766-4753), visit http://www.sno-isle.org.
About Polaris Library Systems
For thirty years, Polaris Library Systems has served libraries with time-saving technology, from its first circulation system in the mid-1970s through its third-generation Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS). In addition to its library automation systems, Polaris Library Systems offers work-flow analysis, database enhancement, wireless access, and network services to libraries. For more information about Polaris Library Systems, visit www.polarislibrary.com./