Englewood, OH, Feb 20, 2009; Civica/CMI, a leading worldwide provider of library automation technology, announced today Jeanne Spala has joined Civica/CMI in a Senior Consultant role.
Jeanneís professional library career includes over 15 years working in school, academic and hospital libraries. For the past 20 years, she has worked for several library vendors including EBSCO, Gale Cengage Learning, H.W. Wilson, Innovative Interfaces, Dynix and SirsiDynix. Through her extensive work experience with library software vendors and as a customer using various ILS systems, Jeanne brings a diverse background to her new role with Civica/CMI. Jeanne earned her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh, PA.
"Iím excited to join Civica/CMI as it introduces its library solutions and services to the North American marketplace. Civica/CMI is uniquely positioned to offer a full range of managed care services coupled with a fully-integrated library system. Running on an MS-SQL database accessed through a Windows client, with full Web 2.0 functionality and XML indexing, SYPDUS can seamlessly fit within the IT info-structure most commonly used by libraries throughout North America. Designed to address the needs of large consortia and multi-type libraries, Spydus scales successfully to maximize the cost benefits of shared systems while providing the uniqueness and site-level customization for each member library. The introduction of SPYDUS to the North American marketplace provides libraries with an option of a Windows/SQL-based system with the depth of functionally expected from 21st century library systems from a company committed to excellence in customer service, product design and delivery, and a business model to ensure efficiencies of library operations and delivery."
Simon Parkes, Director of Library and Learning for Civica/CMI commented "We are delighted to add Jeanne to our team and believe that her experience will enhance our further development and commitment both to the US and global library markets. The Civica/CMI solution enables customers to transform library services allowing then to become centers for community, knowledge, learning and leisure. By offering so much more than just a traditional ILS, we work with customers to innovate whether that be simply in areas of new software development or by offering extensive IT managed solutions, collection and staffing services which have made the Company one of the largest global library service providers. In times of economic uncertainty we can offer efficiency, with no loss of control, throughout the service allowing customers to concentrate on those parts of the service that matter, often at reduced cost."