Syracuse, NYŚ Gaylord Bros. today announced the appointment of Katherine Blauer as President, Gaylord Information Systems (GIS).
Ms. Blauer comes to GIS as a proven and successful leader in the library industry. Prior to joining GIS, Ms. Blauer spent two years at Information Access Company in Foster City, California as Vice President, Sales. Ms. Blauer also brings a wealth of knowledge about libraries, information management, and automation solutions to her new position. She spent 11 years with OCLC in a variety of positions, five of those years as Director, National Sales. Prior to her work with OCLC, Ms. Blauer spent 15 years excelling in technical and public services positions at public, academic, and special libraries in the United States and the United Kingdom. Most notable of this experience is work at the Carnegie Mellon University, American Electric Power, University College London, the University of Glasgow, and Glasgow Public Libraries.
Ms. Blauer commented, "I am delighted to be joining Gaylord Information Systems and to be working with our customers and staff as we move ahead to deliver quality solutions that help libraries serve their user communities. Gaylord Bros. is a hallmark of the library industry and I am honored to be a part of a tradition that focuses on serving libraries."
Ms. Blauer received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Capital University and her Advanced Library Degree from the United Kingdom Library Association. In 1977 she was awarded the Cawthorne Prize for highest distinction in examinations towards Associateship of the Library Association. Ms. Blauer is a member of the American Library Association and an active participant and member of Sales and Marketing Executives International.
Ron Beckman, Chief Executive Officer of Gaylord Bros. commented, "Katherine joins our team at an exciting time. She is the type of leader who will make GIS the premier library automation solution provider. Her talents will immediately benefit our organization and our customers."
GIS is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider, and the 25 year-young software development division of Gaylord Bros., a leading supplier to the library industry for over a century. In addition to its integrated systems, GIS offers networking, retrospective data conversion, and database enhancement services to libraries of all sizes and types. For more information, visit www.gaylord.com/automation on the Web, or contact GIS headquarters at 800-272-3414.