PROVO, Utah, March 17, 2014 —Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) today announced the appointment of two new sales representatives who will increase support for libraries in the United States and Canada.
Katherine Gambone will begin serving libraries in the Mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) including the New York City metro area. Katie comes to Backstage with considerable experience in the education and library fields including her most recent position as assistant director of development communications for the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Prior positions include work in archives at Gettysburg College and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, where she was a grant-funded employee responsible for processing, conservation, and writing finding aids for researchers. Katie is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and holds a master of science degree in arts administration.
Matthew Hogan will work with libraries in the Midwest and Canada (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Ontario). Previously, Matthew was the manager of digital services and resource sharing at the South Central Regional Library Council (SCRLC), New York, where he was the project manager for training on metadata and digitization. He also provided leadership in the creation of the New York Heritage Consortium, a cross-platform content management system designed to expand discovery of regional collections. Prior to his work at SCRLC, he spent eight years as head of adult services at Southeast Steuben County Library. Matt is based in Corning, New York and holds a master's degree in library science.
"We are very excited to welcome Katie and Matthew to Backstage," states Jeff Calcagno, vice president of sales for Backstage. "During their years of dedication to the library industry, Katie and Matthew have proven their abilities to better the field in which they serve. They will be great complements to Backstage's commitment to providing the highest quality library solutions for every library."