ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.' forefront provider of Koha support, is happy to welcome Melissa Lefebvre as its new Operations Manager. Melissa will be working as a project and communications manager for ByWater and will facilitate communication and operations for the migration and development departments, as well as contribute to the everyday support of ByWater's seven hundred-plus library customers.
Melissa received her MLS from Southern Connecticut State University, and her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology. She has worked on Evergreen, another open source ILS system, for four years as Project Manager at Bibliomation, Inc., a large public and school consortium in Connecticut. Melissa plans on using her skills to contribute code to the Koha community whenever possible. In her spare time she enjoys taking architectural photographs, reading, and spending time with her family.
Melissa commented on her recent decision to join ByWater Solutions:
"I am very excited to be joining the ByWater team. Over the past four years, I have been working specifically with open source systems and libraries. For me, open source puts the control into the librarians hands. They have a direct impact on the direction and functionality of the system, and I am honored to be helping libraries achieve their goals through Koha, and ByWater."
Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on Melissa's move to ByWater:
"We are overjoyed to have Melissa as part of the ByWater team. I have had the pleasure of working with Melissa in the past and know that she is the perfect fit for the crucial role of Operations Manager for ByWater. We are excited for our partners to get to know Melissa and look forward to a long and productive relationship with her."
About ByWater Solutions
With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of the enterprise class open source library system, Koha. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions' clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them. ByWater Solutions pledges to share 100% of all developed code to the Koha community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, please visit: http://www.bywatersolutions.com
Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha's impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.