INDIANAPOLIS, February 26, 2014 – Polaris Library Systems, a trusted provider of library automation software for public libraries, will be attending the Public Library Association (PLA) 2014 Conference to discuss the impact technology trends have on public libraries and solutions for increasing the connection between libraries and their communities.
Conference attendees will have an opportunity to learn how the latest technology enables success through Polaris' next generation library software. Personal demonstrations will focus on the importance of a seamless e-content experience, the need for a mobile library platform to assist patrons and how to better engage the community.
Polaris will showcase its integrated e-content solutions with 3M Cloud Library, Baker & Taylor and OverDrive, highlighting the functionality each partnership offers. Library staff who want to connect with patrons within or outside the library walls can explore LEAP, a web-based library platform that performs staff functions on a notebook or tablet. To strengthen community engagement, Polaris will demonstrate how local organizations can be featured alongside print and digital content in the catalog with Community Profiles.
"Every day, trends emerge, new devices appear and patron interests change. As a result, libraries are put in a difficult position to determine when and if they should embrace the latest technologies," said Jim Mieczkowski, vice president of product development, Polaris Library Systems. "Our job as a company is to evaluate the emerging trends as they apply to the library environment and develop forward-thinking solutions that justify their adoption. With Polaris' software, libraries are better equipped to support their communities and drive substantial change in our industry."
The PLA 2014 Conference will be held March 11-15 at the Indianapolis Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium. Libraries interested in progressive, technologically-advanced library software to establish a stronger position in the community should engage Polaris staff in conversation by scheduling an appointment at PLA or visiting Booth #1123 for a personal demonstration.
About Polaris Library Systems
Polaris Library Systems is a leading library automation software company, earning the highest customer satisfaction ratings by focusing on one goal: helping librarians serve their communities. Established in 2003, Polaris Library Systems provides academic, private and public libraries with an integrated library system that boosts productivity, improves patron satisfaction and transforms how libraries connect, communicate and collaborate with their communities in the modern world. For more information, visit www.polarislibrary.com.